November 17, 2022

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Israel's New Government / Grantmaking Professionals Convening / JFN in Denver / JFN in SeattleImpact Investing Roundtable / 2023 International Conference

Condolences to JFN’s CEO / New Podcast with Einat WilfNew Honeycomb Resource

 Gimprich Announces New Israel Rep



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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Israel’s New Government: What to Expect from Netanyahu's Coalition with the Ultra-Orthodox and Religious Right

Online: Thursday, December 1, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET (9:00-10:00 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:00 Israel)

Israel’s new government has been sworn in and it seems that the electoral crisis of the last four years has come to an end. The last election saw the rise of the National Religious Party and the two ultra-Orthodox parties and their representatives are expected to hold key positions in the new cabinet.

Join Israel Democracy Institute President Yohanan Plesner and Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz, Director of IDI’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society, in conversation with Dr. Jesse Ferris, Vice President of Strategy, as they analyze what led to this election result and what it may mean for Israel’s future.

Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Online: Wednesday, December 7, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET (9:00–10:30 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:30 Israel)

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.

Jewish Funders Network in Denver!

IN PERSON: Wednesday, December 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m. MT

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the expansive opportunities JFN offers, connect with other members of our Jewish philanthropic community, and meet with Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, Director of JFN West, and Debra Feldstein, Associate Director of JFN West.

This event is hosted by Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, Sarah Indyk, & Judy Altenberg (Rose Community Foundation), Amy Kaufman (Israel Investment Advisors) and Shira & Marty Zimmerman.

NOTE: This event is open to JFN members and those who are eligible for membership. 

Jewish Funders Network in Seattle!

IN PERSON: Thursday, December 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. PT

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the expansive opportunities JFN offers, connect with other members of our Jewish philanthropic community, and meet with Andrés Spokoiny, JFN’s CEO, and Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, Director of JFN West. This event is sponsored by Samis Foundation.

NOTE: This event is open to JFN members and those who are eligible for membership. 

Impact Investing Roundtable

Online: Tuesday, December 13, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET (9:00–10:30 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:30 Israel)

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 moderated by JFN Board Member Vanessa Bartram of ZORA Ventures

Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing


Sponsor & Save the Date: 2023 JFN International Conference

JFN’s annual international conference brings together the world’s most influential Jewish philanthropists for unparalleled learning, networking, and idea-sharing. Our 2023 conference promises to be one of our most impactful ever, and your sponsorship makes it possible for us to provide the kind of high-quality programs and speakers JFN is known for. Sponsorship is also an opportunity for your organization to reach our vibrant community of individuals with the resources, know-how, and social capital to make a difference.

This year, we’ve updated our sponsor benefits and opportunities, adding a variety of new options to help you get the most out of sponsorship. Explore the possibilities in this brochure.


Condolences to JFN’s CEO

Baruch Dayan Ha'emet

It is with great sadness that we share with you that JFN CEO Andrés Spokoiny's mother, Aida Zuzenberg, passed away Sunday night in Argentina. Shiva is being observed in Argentina. Donations in her memory may be made to Fundacion Tzedaka in Argentina or to Jewish Funders Network. Condolences may be sent to the JFN New York Office at 150 West 30th Street, Suite 900, New York, NY 10001.

May God comfort Andrés and his family along with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

New Episode of Philanthropy Podcast

In the latest episode of JFN's "What Gives?" podcast, author and former Knesset member Einat Wilf talks to JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about why so many people in the world misunderstand Israel and Zionism.


Introducing Honeycomb's newest interactive game!

Honeycomb is delighted to announce the newest addition to our suite of resources, Imagining Giving. This deck of 40 images, with corresponding thought-provoking question prompts, guides participants through their giving journeys and helps define their philanthropy goals. This resource will quickly become a valuable addition to various settings. Imagining Giving enables participants to strategize their giving process towards becoming change agents in the world today.

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


The Gimprich Family Foundation Announces New Israel Representative

The Gimprich Family Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Tamara Klinger-Levi as its new Israel representative. Klinger-Levi succeeds Carol Goldgeier, who is stepping down after 24 years of dedicated service to the Gimprich Family Foundation.

Tamara will support the Gimprich Family Foundation's vision of a Jewish State of Israel committed to religious pluralism, democratic values, and respect for the rights of all its residents.

For further information on the Gimprich Family Foundation, please visit or contact [email protected].

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