April 10, 2023

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A Conversation with the winner of the 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA) / Grantmaking Professionals / Fighting Online Hate / Westbury Group Annual Gathering 

Honeycomb is Hiring




Overcoming Learned Helplessness
A Passover message from JFN President & CEO Andres Spokoiny.


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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A Conversation with the winner of the 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA)

Monday, April 17th | 12pm-1:00pm ET; 9am-10am PT; 19:00-20:15 IT | Zoom

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Arielle Levites, Managing Director of Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE). Dr. Levites and CASJE’s team were honored for their landmark study of a field critical to the success of a broad swath of Jewish programming. CASJE’s Career Trajectories of Jewish Educators in the United States research provides applicable knowledge about the recruitment, retention, and professional development of Jewish educators.

Click here to watch Dr. Levites accept the award at the JFN 2023 International Conference.

Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Wednesday, April 19 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET; 9:00am – 10:00am PT; 19:00 – 20:00 IT | Zoom

Please 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.

Fighting Online Hate

Thursday, April 20 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET; 9:00am – 10:00am PT; 19:00 – 20:00 IT | Zoom

Join Speakers Mark Ginsberg from the Coalition for a Safer Web and Imran Ahmed from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, and moderator Aviva Klompas from Boundless Israel for an informative webinar on combating online hate, where experts in the field will discuss the critical importance of tackling hate speech and harmful content on digital platforms. During the session, JFN members will gain insights into the latest trends and tactics used by perpetrators of online hate, as well as explore effective strategies for countering hate speech and promoting tolerance and diversity.

Westbury Group Annual Gathering

Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 4

The Westbury Group and JFN are going to Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. As with all Westbury gatherings, we will experience how heritage, history, cultural influence, leadership, and external support have reshaped the trajectory of these contrasting yet connected cities. During our four days together, we will meet the key communal players and visit the principal institutions in each city, We will examine the role that philanthropy played in these communities, from grantmaking foundations to social service and educational institutions. 


Honeycomb is hiring a Program and Education Director and a Communications and Engagement Manager.

The Program and Education Director will serve as the lead staff-person responsible for field-wide initiatives serving to grow and strengthen the field of Jewish youth philanthropy. This position will work closely with other members of the Honeycomb team to create, implement, evaluate, and continually improve programs and educational resources. Click here for more.

The Communications and Engagement Manager will own the external messaging of Honeycomb, managing outgoing communications, website and all social media. Click here for more.



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