September 29, 2022

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Jewish Creatives as Communal Leaders / Grantmaking Professionals Convening / *How to Make Day School AffordableDisability Law in Israel 

Youth Philanthropy Facilitator Training Mission to Ethiopia & Israel 

JFN 2023 International Conference 

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JJ Greenberg & Ilia Salita Awards Nominations / Get the Most Out of Your Membership



Unless otherwise indicated, events listed are limited to JFN members and those eligible for JFN membership. Eligible non-members must request permission and can attend a limited number of member events.

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Jewish Artists as Communal Leaders: The Case for Investing in This Untapped Resource

Thursday, October 13, 2–3:15 p.m. ET
(11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. PT, 21:00–22:15 IL)

Learn about initiatives underway to support the development of artists and creatives as leaders not just in the Jewish arts and culture field, but also in the Jewish community and beyond. Speakers include Eva Heinstein of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel FoundationRabbi Adina Allen of Jewish Studio ProjectRabbi Kendell Pinkney of The Workshop, and Rabbi Matt Green of New Jewish Culture Fellowship. This is a session of CANVAS's Matters of the Art, a funder group dedicated to exploring trends, opportunities, and gaps in the field of Jewish arts and culture.

Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Online: Wednesday, October 19, 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.

How to Make Day School Affordable for All

Monday, October 24, 12–1 p.m. ET
(9–10 a.m. PT, 19–20:00 IL)

Explore new day school tuition models and structures that are being created to accommodate a wider range of family incomes, and what role funders can play in making these work. This program, moderated by Paul Bernstein of Prizmah, will focus on two specific models, one being used by schools in Atlanta and the other by a school in Los Angeles. Speakers include Amanda Zalik of Zalik Foundation in Atlanta, and Dr. Steven Lorch and Shawn Evanheim of Kadima Day School in Los Angeles.

New Law, New Opportunity: Ensuring Israelis with Disabilities Can Obtain and Retain Employment

Wednesday, October 26, 12–1 p.m. ET
(9–10 a.m. PT, 19–20:00 IL)

The Knesset recently passed the groundbreaking "Social Services Law for People with Disabilities," which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in a variety of ways. Among its many other benefits, the new law will open the door for increased employment and job training opportunities for people with disabilities and will create new opportunities for funders to engage in this field in innovative ways. Speakers include Reuben D. Rotman of the Network of Jewish Human Service AgenciesErin Riehle of Project Search, and JFN member Jennifer Mizrahi of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund.

Honeycomb Facilitator Training

New York: November 9-10

Attendees will walk away with curriculum, tools, and skills that will enable them to enhance existing Jewish youth philanthropy programs, start one in their own community or seamlessly use philanthropy in their general teen programming. Designed for youth educators, lay leaders, and Jewish organizational professionals interested in building the next generation of changemakers.

A JFN program, Honeycomb is the leading resource for Jewish youth philanthropy.

Open to all!

Mission to Ethiopia & Israel November 14-17

The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, and JFN invite funders to a unique and historic mission.

The story of Ethiopian Jewry has three significant elements – a rich history in Ethiopia, the waves of Aliyah which began in significant numbers in the mid-1980s with Operation Moses, and finally, settlement in Israel. This mission will help us understand how these elements weave together.

This trip is open exclusively to funders to explore our unique role in addressing the challenge of Ethiopian Aliyah and integration into Israel. We will consider what unique opportunities exist for funders in this challenging realm.

Save the date and stay tuned for more details, including sponsorship opportunities! JFN's International Conference is open to JFN members and those eligible for membership. Learn about past JFN International Conferences.


JFN Award Nominations

Nominations are open for two important awards given by JFN. The deadline for submitting nominations and completed applications for both these awards is Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET. Winners of both awards will be announced at the JFN 2023 International Conference, which takes place March 19-21 in Phoenix, Arizona.

>> Learn more and nominate a research project for the Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA)

>> Learn more and nominate a foundation professional for the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

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  • Exclusive use of our online membership directory.
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  • Unlimited access to our webinars and other online programs.
  • A growing library of members-only videos.
  • Discounts on conferences, individual consultation sessions, and subscriptions to leading philanthropy publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

And much more! To learn more, download your Membership Handbook from the Members Portal. If you're not a member yet and you're eligible, what are you waiting for? Join here.

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Nonprofits May Need to Spend a Third of Their Budget on Overhead to Thrive — Contradicting a Donor Rule of Thumb
Hala Altamimi & Qiaozhen Liu, Chronicle of Philanthropy 

Israeli Startup Launches $200 Million Health-Focused Impact Investing Fund
Ben Sales, eJewish Philanthropy

The Forbes Philanthropy Score 2022: How Charitable Are The Richest Americans?
Rachel Sandler, Forbes

How a Brooklyn Foundation Is Implementing Participatory Grantmaking
Wendy Paris, Inside Philanthropy