Jewish Funders Network is an international 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

    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening
    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    12 p.m. ET/ 9 am PT/ 18:00 Israel

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals. This event usually takes place on the second Wednesday of every month.


    This month's speaker:

    Daniel Stid
    Program Director, U.S. Democracy Program
    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


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

    Tamar Frydman
    Director, Peer Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

    The Journeys of Jewish Educators (Second in a Three-Part Series)
    Monday, November 15, 2021 at 12:30 PM

    12:30 - 1:45 pm ET | 9:30 - 10:45 am PT | 19:30 - 20:45 IL

    JFN and CASJE (Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) present the three-part webinar series: "Career Trajectories of Jewish Educators: Key Findings for the Funding Community."

    Join CASJE’s Managing Director, Dr. Arielle Levites, members of the Career Trajectories research team, and funders in the space of Jewish education for a high-level presentation of key findings and a facilitated discussion foregrounding the unique questions, concerns, and opportunities of the funding community to translate research into practice and policy. These webinars will be of interest to foundations that support both Jewish and general education. You can sign up for an individual session, or register for all three.

    Session 2: "Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Journeys of Jewish Educators"


    Rachel Mohl Abrahams
    Senior Advisor for Education Grants and Programs
    Mayberg Foundation

    Arielle Levites, PhD
    Managing Director, CASJE- Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education

    Wendy Rosov, PhD
    Founder and Principal, Rosov Consulting

    Additional Sessions in This Series

    How Climate Change Intersects with Other Funding Areas (Second in a Five-Part Series)
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 p.m. ET, 9-10:30 a.m. PT

    It’s not just about the weather — the growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of all philanthropic aims. All aspects of society will be affected and we can use our philanthropy to make a difference. We have less than 10 years to act, and all funders -- whatever their mission and field of expertise —  can have an immense potential for positive impact. It’s time to plan our role as individual philanthropists and collectively - We owe it to future generations.

    Join JFN’s Green Funders Forum for “Global Warning: Climate Change and Jewish Philanthropy,” a five-part series. This is particularly timely in light of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

    Participants will be eligible for a free consultation meeting to explore personal philanthropic strategies around this issue.  

    Participants are encouraged -- although not required -- to attend the entire five-part series.

    Session 2 - How Climate Change Intersects with Other Funding Areas

    Tuesday, November 16, (19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 p.m. ET, 9-10:30 a.m. PT

    Join us to learn together (and in breakout groups) how climate change intersects with most funding areas  -- such as advancing marginalized populations, shared society, poverty, refugees, employment, education, women’s rights, national security, and more.  

    Speakers and other details for this session TBD.

    Green Funders Forum is a JFN peer network that brings together dozens of funders and foundation representatives from Israel and throughout the Jewish world with experts from academia, the government, and the philanthropic sector for learning, sharing, consultation, and skill-building in various subjects related to environmental protection in Israel. Watch Green Funders Forum videos here.

    This event is open to all funders.

    If you would like to participate but are not a JFN member, please email [email protected]

    Upcoming sessions in the series:
    (Speakers and other details coming soon)


    Who Are the Leading Activists and Nonprofits Addressing Climate Change? 

    Monday, December 13

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT


    Philanthropic Responses, Lessons & Opportunities to Have a Positive Impact on Climate Change

    Monday, January 10

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT


    Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Monday, February 14

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

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  • JFN News

    Highlights from the Israel Ideas Festival

    More than 350 people joined us this week for our two-day hybrid Israel Ideas Festival

    While Covid restrictions prevented us from holding the global in-person gathering in Tel Aviv that we had initially envisioned, the Festival nonetheless provided us with a much-needed opportunity to connect (for those of us fortunate enough to be in Tel Aviv and New York, that included in-person shmoozing!) and to address some of the big issues facing Israel and the Jewish people.

    (Above: The scene in Tel Aviv)

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    Eytan Stibbe: Israeli Astronaut and Philanthropist

    Episode 24 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

    JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny talks to renowned Israeli fighter pilot Eytan Stibbe about his philanthropy, impact investing, and how his friend Ilan Ramon inspired him to travel to outer space.


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