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.


  • Upcoming events

    JFN West: "Coffee with Deena Fuchs, JFN Executive Vice President"
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 09:00 AM

    This is the second installment of "Coffee with...," a new series designed to provide a unique opportunity for West Coast JFN members to engage in small group conversation with and among JFN leaders and members. Our second conversation is "Coffee with Deena Fuchs, JFN Executive Vice President."

    Save the date for the next in our series:

    • Thursday, October 22, 9 am PT: Marcia Riklis, JFN Board Chair
    Special Lecture by Dan Ariely: Harnessing the Power of Behavioral Economics
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    We are pleased to welcome back Dan Ariely, the Israeli-American bestselling author of "Predictably Irrational." 

    Dan will speak about behavioral psychology lessons that can inform how we address major social problems during Covid-19 and beyond.  He will also share case studies from his work and research.


    Dan Ariely

    Watch Dan's last lecture for JFN here.

    Professional Talent in the Jewish Nonprofit Sector
    Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Learn about how Covid-19 has affected leaders and professionals in our community and what it means for the future of the Jewish nonprofit sector. Speakers will share research about employee experience and organizational policy changes during the pandemic and how this has affected the field. Funders will come away knowing how they might support and maximize the potential of the Jewish communal work force at this time.


    Amy Born
    Chief Strategy Officer
    Leading Edge

    Randall Kapan
    Capsule Group LLC 

    Additional speakers TBA

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  • JFN News

    'Memento Mori': The Unpleasant Reminder That Makes Us Better People (Yom Kippur 5781)

    Rome’s highest honor for its military leaders was the triumph. It was an extravagant and lavish affair in which the triumphator, wearing a crown of laurel and a gold-embroidered purple tunic, and riding a gold-plated four-horse carriage, was paraded through the streets of the city at the head of his army, showing off the captives and the spoils that they brought from the campaign.  

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    Nourishing Ourselves for the Year Ahead

    Entering the High Holidays isn’t easy right now, more than six months into the upheaval and loss Covid has brought and with our world literally on fire. But having just spent the past few hours with the JFN community, grappling with some of the biggest ideas of our time, I feel a bit more nourished, a bit more ready.

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