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. Sign up for our email list.


  • Upcoming events

    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening - 4/19/23
    Wednesday, April 19, 2023 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

    Jaré Akchin
    Vice President & Executive Coach
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC

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  • JFN News

    The Story of the Diaspora in a Nutshell (Purim 5783)

    Let’s face it, on Purim we Jews look pathetic. Yeah, I know, it’s supposed to be a happy holiday in which we were miraculously saved, but for me, Purim inspires more shame than joy.

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    Yohanan Plesner: Democracy in Israel

    Episode 35 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

    Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about the consequences of the new Israeli government’s judicial reform initiatives, how today’s issues compare to those of Israel’s past, and Yohanan's hopes and aspirations for the future of Israeli democracy.

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