April 20, 2023

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The General Assembly of Davka

 Westbury Group Annual Gathering / Grantmaking Monthly Professionals

JFN IL Center for Family Philanthropy - Family Volunteer Day

Honeycomb is Hiring

From the Field (Curated Articles)

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The General Assembly of Davka

JFN Board Members Jeffrey Schoenfeld and Shawna Goodman Sone, co-chairs of the JFNA Israel at 75 General Assembly, tell us in eJewish Philanthropy why it is now so important to gather in Israel.


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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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. 

Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Wednesday, May 17 | 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.


JFN IL Center for Family Philanthropy - Family Volunteer Day

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 | 10:00am – 1:00pm |
Hakfar Hayarok

The Center for Family Philanthropy is happy to invite JFN members, together with their families, to a family volunteer day. Together with “Venatata” we will establish a therapeutic garden for the children of the boarding school. The activity will be suitable for all ages and will enable a hands-on and enriching experience of giving.

*This event is intended for Funders and their families only.


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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Census: Hebrew school enrollment plummeted over 40% from 2006 to 2019
Judah Ari Gross, eJewish Philanthropy

Going Deeper: How an Initiative to Grow Giving Circles Is Evolving
Dawn Wolfe, Inside Philanthropy

How Nonprofits Are Using Data to Attract and Retain Members
Sara Herschander, Chronicle of Philanthropy