November 23, 2022

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Israel's New Government

Grantmaking Professionals Convening / JFN in Denver / JFN in Seattle / Green Funders ForumImpact Investing Roundtable / 2023 International Conference

JFN/JAFI/Goodman Mission Trip / New Honeycomb Resource

Z3 Conference: Reimagining Israel-Diaspora Relations



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. 

Save the Date: Impacting Climate Change Post-Elections

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

Join the Green Funders Forum for a de-brief on the implications, challenges and opportunities following the UN summit on climate in Egypt (COP27), Israeli elections, and US mid-term elections.

This program will be held online in English. For more details, please contact Gil Yaacov at [email protected]

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.


JFN/JAFI/Goodman Mission to Ethiopia and Israel

Together with the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish Funders Network hosted a mission to Ethiopia and Israel last week for 45 funders. The group went to see firsthand the inspiring history and culture of the local Jewish community in both Addis Ababa and Gondar, flew alongside new olim (immigrants) to Israel (some of whom had been waiting for more than 15 years), and explored the complex issues new olim face once they arrive in Israel. The group also got to meet with the US and Israeli ambassadors to Ethiopia.

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.


Z3 Conference: Reimagining Israel-Diaspora Relations

Promoting a stronger relationship between Diaspora Jewry and Israel, the Z3 Conference returns live and in-person to the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, California on Sunday, December 11.

Gather with voices from across the political spectrum for debate and conversation aimed at creating a new model of Jewish engagement in the 21st century.

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Impact lending: How philanthropic capital can do good before it’s distributed in grants
Joy Sisisky, eJewish Philanthropy

Staying the Course: The Need for Mission-Driven Spending in Turbulent Times
Dimple Abichandani, Inside Philanthropy

To Tackle the Climate Crisis, Philanthropy Needs to Get Religion
Fletcher Harper, Yonatan Neril, and Susan Hendershot, Chronicle of Philanthropy