Jewish Funders Network is an international community of private foundations and philanthropists with over 2,500 members from 11 countries around the world whose mission is to promote meaningful giving and take an active part in the processes that change the thinking and action patterns of philanthropy in the Jewish 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.

 

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    Israel's Second Wave - Political Uncertainty and Social Unrest in the Wake of COVID-19
    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute, and Professor Tamar HermanDirector of The Israel Democracy Institute, return to JFN to provide an assessment of the new Israeli government. They will outline who the main players are and what legal and political challenges lie ahead. They will also reflect on recent protests and unrest and their implications.

    Speakers: 

    Yohanan Plesner
    President
    The Israel Democracy Institute

    Professor Tamar Herman
    Director
    The Israel Democracy Insitute
    Director, Guttmann Center for Public Opinion

    Read Plesner's latest article for JFN.

    Watch Plesner's most recent JFN webinar below:

     

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    JFN Education Series: Digital Learning in the Social and Geographic Landscape of Israeli Society
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Around the globe, school leadership, educators, and parents are looking ahead to the 2020-21 school year. After several months of trial and error in the shadow of the Covid crisis, this upcoming school year will be one of huge opportunity as well as many challenges.

    Join us for an open discussion between funders and experts in the field. We will discuss what is currently happening and where the gaps are. We will also hear from funders on the role of philanthropy and collaborations during this pivotal time. 

    In the first of this two-part series, Yossi Baidatz, CEO of the Center for Educational Technology (CET), will provide an overview of models of digital learning and the data on its various implementations. We will discuss hybrid learning in formal and informal education while addressing the diverse social and geographic needs of Israeli society. 

    This is the first of a two-part series. The next is Tuesday, August 18th 12-1 pm ET (7-8 pm in Israel). Click here for details.

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    JFN Education Series: Education Challenges of Covid Crisis in Israel's Underprivileged Communities
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Around the globe, school leadership, educators, and parents are looking ahead to the 2020-21 school year. After several months of trial and error in the shadow of the Covid crisis, this upcoming school year will be one of huge opportunity as well as many challenges.

    Join us for an open discussion between funders and experts in the field. We will discuss what is currently happening and where the gaps are. We will also hear from funders on the role of philanthropy and collaborations during this pivotal time. 

    In the second of this two-part series, Dr. Gil Pereg, CEO of Darca Schools, will showcase how the crisis is impacting underprivileged communities in Israel’s geo-social periphery. Dr. Pereg will share his expertise and discuss how the crisis has affected schools and their leadership. Using Darca’s work in recent months, he will share some of the challenges and opportunities facing the formal education system in the months to come.

     

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  • JFN News

    Jodi Rudoren: Can Jewish Journalism Survive?


    Episode 11 of What Gives? The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

    Guest: Jodi Rudoren, editor in chief of the Forward

     

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    To Confront Cancel Culture on Left and Right, Take a Page from the Talmud (Tisha Be'av 5780)


    The Talmud, the Jewish people’s greatest work of collective genius, is the direct consequence of the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple that we commemorate on Tisha Be’av.

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