Jewish Funders Network is a global community of private foundations and philanthropists whose mission is to promote meaningful giving and to improve philanthropy in the Jewish world. We have more than 2,500 members from 11 countries around the world. JFN Israel, established in 2008, enables Israeli funders to exchange ideas about their philanthropic involvement and expand their giving circles, both in Israel and overseas.


  • Upcoming events

    New Member Orientation - 07/06/22
    Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Welcome to the JFN family!  

    At this special session, led by JFN Executive Vice President, Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu and JFN Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement Ari Rudolph, you'll learn how to get the most out of your membership and will have an opportunity to meet other new members. We will cover a variety of topics, including membership benefits, how to use our website, and much more!


    Impact Investing Roundtable 7/12/22
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Time: 12-1 pm ET/9-10 am PT/19:00-20:00 ISR

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, Federations, and nonprofits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring JFN members for shared learning and shared action. 

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing


    To be announced.


    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures



    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 7/13/22
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. 


    To be announced.


    Mike Berkowitz
    Co-Founder & Principal
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC

    Tamar Frydman
    Senior Director, Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

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    June 23, 2022

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    JFN Israel Members and First Lady Connect on Climate Change

    Members of JFN and the Forum of Foundations in Israel (FFI) came together last week for a joint event focusing on climate change.

    Israeli First Lady Michal Herzog addressed the group, highlighting the presidential leadership role in forming the Israeli Climate Forum and citing a recent McKinsey report calling on philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change and emphasizing the crucial role of philanthropy in addressing climate change in all areas of giving.

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