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.
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    The Crucial Role of Jewish Human Services During Crisis
    Thursday, December 07, 2023 at 12:00 PM

    In this eye-opening session, we will delve into the invaluable work of the 140 US Jewish human service agencies responding to the crisis in Israel, and the spike of antisemitic attacks across the United States. Join us for a meeting that aims to transform awareness into action.

    During this engaging session, we'll be in discussion about:

    • Supporting Fleeing Israelis: Learn how agencies are helping to support Israelis who have fled to the US.¬†Technically, arriving as tourists, they are not eligible for any government-sponsored assistance or employment.
    • Front Lines: Hear how agencies have been on the front lines responding to a growing and diverse range of crises from antisemitic attacks on campus to mass shootings like in Pittsburgh, PA, and Highland Park, IL.
    • Mental Health: Agencies provide niche mental health and community support for holocaust survivors who both struggle with food and housing insecurity and reliving the trauma of another attack on Jews after Oct 7th.¬†
    • A Warm Phone Line: Who can communities call when their student's or member's mental health is impacted? Human service agencies show up with both immediate support and a warm heart.¬†
    • Every Day Supports:¬†Learn how on top of being on the front lines, agencies provide over 20 other basic needs services from job training to food to holocaust survivor assistance.¬†
    • Action: Connect with the urgent need for action and ongoing support in your community.¬†Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of the 20% of Jews who are managing the mental health impacts.

    SPEAKERS:
    Jon Hornstein, Program Director at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
    Reuben Rotman, CEO of the Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies
    Stacey Shor, CEO of Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) Chicago  
    Lani Santo, CEO of Footsteps
    Solara McCoy, Clinical Supervisor of Ezra at Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles
    Rachel Sumekh, TEN: Together Ending Need (facilitator) 

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    Certificate Course in Jewish Impact Investing
    Wednesday, January 03, 2024 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Want your investments to reflect your values? Wish you had more tools available for doing good? In this eleven-class
    online course, starting on January 3, 2024, you'll gain an NYU Executive Education Certificate and, with it, the
    knowledge and skills to begin making your (or your foundation's) assets yield social as well as financial returns.
    Especially now, as meaningful philanthropy and strategic investing in the Jewish world in general and in Israel in particular
    is becoming more important than ever, this course will give you the tools and language needed to make an impact.
    Taught by two experts on Jewish impact investing, this course will introduce you to a new and evolving financial field, with
    a particular emphasis on developments in Israel and the broader Jewish world. You'll learn about a wide variety of impact
    investing vehicles and how they differ from traditional investments. You'll also gain an understanding of the tools
    available for measuring an enterprise's environmental, social, and other impact.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    JFN 2024 International Conference
    Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 08:00 AM through March 20, 2024
    Hilton, Tel Aviv

    Save the Date: Click here to mark your calendar!   

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    Introducing our 2024 Conference Co-Chairs!

     


    Leora Propper

    Since 2018, Leora has led the Susan and Dan Propper Family Philanthropy, which is focused on two main domains: advancing social mobility via education and promoting liberal democracy. Leora is also a member of the board of the Propper family investment office, which she established and directed for almost a decade. Prior to that Leora held senior management roles, the last one head of corporate staff at Direct Insurance - Financial Investments.

    As part of her current role, Leora is the chairwoman of ‚ÄėOfanim‚Äô and a member of the board of both ‚ÄėYeladim‚Äô and ‚ÄėAppleseeds‚Äô. Leora also serves as co-chair of the Young Funders‚Äô Forum of JFN Israel and is a member of the steering committee of the lay leadership initiative at Joint - Elka.

    Leora is a member of the Israeli bar association and holds a LL.B in Law, a BA in Business Administration from Reichman university and a EMA in Change from INSEAD university.

     


    Stephen Bronfman

    Stephen Bronfman is the third generation of a Montreal family to be a leader in philanthropy and business. At Claridge he has spent more than two decades investing in growing companies, and today is increasingly focused on aligning investment goals with his determination to address the climate crisis. His family foundation supports a wide range of civic, cultural and environmental causes. Stephen was the first major philanthropist in Canada to fund climate action and has been a board member of the David Suzuki Foundation for more than 30 years.

    Within the Jewish community he has been a long-time leader of Federation CJA and serves on the board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal. Last year, together with his sister, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman, he made a transformational gift to support the process of greening Birthright Israel and integrating environmental education into its core mission. He is committed to catalyzing both the Jewish community and the State of Israel.


    More info coming soon. Please email any questions to¬†[email protected].

    JFN's International Conference is open to JFN members and those eligible for membership. Learn about past JFN International Conferences.

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    November 30, 2023


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    Israel at War: Providing for the Returning Hostages


    As we enter the 47th day of war, needs on the ground continue to evolve, deepen, and change.

    First, I want to remind you of¬†our list of vetted needs¬†that we update continuously, and the¬†JFN Concierge Service, which offers¬†support and advice customized to your specific needs. Members looking to respond to the crisis can utilize the Concierge Service to be connected with other members working toward the same goal, to find resources provided by our partners in the secular philanthropic space, and more. Write to¬†[email protected].

    Also, the Israel Rises platform is working at full steam and assisting those funders who want to address specific, discrete needs.

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