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

    "Antisemitic Attitudes across the Ideological Spectrum": A Conversation with Dr. Eitan Hersh, 2022 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award Winner
    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    The Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA) is inspired by Ilia Salita z"l and Ilia's passion for informed, data-driven philanthropy. The first recipient of the award is the study "Antisemitic Attitudes across the Ideological Spectrum" by Dr. Eitan Hersh.

    Join us for a dynamic conversation with Dr. Eitan Hersh who will present his award-winning research and the key findings of his research, as well as how these findings have the potential to impact the Jewish community and inform your funding strategies. 


    Dr. Eitan Hersh
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

    Karyn Cohen
    Director, One8 Foundation


    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 5/18
    Wednesday, May 18, 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

    Rest and Rejuvenation: The Importance of Sabbaticals in the Jewish Nonprofit Sector
    Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Join GrantED to learn more about the importance of sabbaticals in the Jewish nonprofit sector, and how grantmakers and grantseekers can work together to build in opportunities for rest and rejuvenation that will strengthen communal leaders and our sector. This webinar will be moderated by the team from R&R: Rest of Our Lives, Josh Feldman, and Rachel Zieleniec. Featured speakers will include Claire Peeps and Stella Chung of The Durfee Foundation, a leader in sabbatical support, and Sabbatical Award recipient: Stephanie Klasky-Gamer of LA Family Housing.


    Claire Peeps
    Executive Director, The Durfee Foundation

    Stella Chung
    Director of Programs and Operations, The Durfee Foundation

    Stephanie Klasky-Gamer
    President and CEO, LA Family Housing


    Josh Feldman
    Founder, R&R: The Rest of Our Lives


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  • JFN News

    JFN West Regional Conference Urges Participants to ‘Be the Story’

    From eJewish Philanthropy (May 13, 2022)

    On arrival at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel earlier this week, there was joyful reunion in the form of cautious hugs, elbow bumps and smiles from mostly maskless participants in the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) West conference, as some 50 philanthropists and fundraising professionals from the western United States gathered for nearly two days of discussion and writing.

    “You’re here today because you want to learn, you want to be even more strategic and impactful in your giving, and you want to do it in community with other funders,” JFN West Director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug said in introductory remarks at the event.

    Read full article by Esther Kustanowitz in eJewish Philanthropy

    Learn more about Be the Story, JFN West's first-ever in-personal regional convening.

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