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Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening
Online: Wednesday, September 7, 12-1:30 p.m. ET (9-10:30 a.m. PT, 19-20:30 IL)
Join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. Facilitated by Mike Berkowitz and Jaré Akchin of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies and Tamar Frydman of JFN.
Impact Investing Roundtable
Online: Tuesday, September 20, 12–1:30 p.m. ET (9-10:30 a.m. PT, 19-20:30 IL)
Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring JFN members for shared learning and shared action. Each session is facilitated by JFN Board Member Vanessa Bartram of ZORA Ventures.
Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing
The 2022 Israeli Philanthropy Conference
Tel Aviv: Monday, October 31, 13:30-20:00 IL
This in-person event, held primarily in Hebrew, is a partnership between JFN Israel, Keshet-DAF, Committed to Give, the Forum of Foundations in Israel, and the Institute for Law and Philanthropy at Tel Aviv University.
More details coming soon!
Best Practice Program Models in Disability Employment
Online: Thursday, August 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET (8:30-10 a.m. PT, 18:30-20:00 IL)
This Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies webinar will focus on the findings of a recently completed study on best practice program models in disability employment. The initial idea for the study came about through discussions at a meeting of the National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty and its Jobs workgroup! With funding from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (a JFN member), NJHSA developed and implemented a study on this issue in partnership with colleagues from the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and Respectability.
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Watch the Bronfman Prize Ceremony
Every year, the Charles Bronfman Prize ceremony is held at the JFN International Conference, as a special hosted dinner. This new video is from the 2022 ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla., which brought together prize winners from several previous years. The prize recognizes young humanitarians whose work is grounded in their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people. Nominations for the 2023 prize are being accepted through August 17.
Members in the Headlines
It's time for Jewish day school funders to "double down" on investments in these institutions, JFN member Ann Pava of Micah Philanthropies wrote in eJewish Philanthropy this week. In an article co-authored with Sarena Koschitzky, Ann shared highlights from Prizmah's recent 2022 Day School Investor Summit. Learn more about Prizmah, the network of North American Jewish day schools, and critical issues facing day schools by watching JFN's day school playlist.
Also writing in eJP, JFN member Scott Shay urged pro-Israel investors to avoid using Morningstar, one of the world's largest investment research firms, because a recent report "clearly shows that Morningstar has a de facto boycott of Israel despite its official rejection of [the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against Israel movement]."
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FROM THE FIELD
Both Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy offer special discounts for JFN members. More about member discounts here!
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