Shoshana Cardin z"l

JFN mourns the passing of Shoshana Cardin (1926 – 2018). A visionary Jewish leader whose communal work spanned decades, Cardin leaves a legacy of service and tireless advocacy.

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Kira Radinsky: Using Data to Predict Genocide, Disease, Riots, Drug Effects, and More

At the Jewish Funders Network 2018 International Conference, Dr. Kira Radinsky (Chief Scientist and Director of Data Science at eBay) discussed her work using data to predict events and issues from ebola and cholera to genocide and riots, and model complex systems of causality like drug effects.

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Law and Love (Shavuot 5778)

Have you ever heard the phrase “the God of the Old Testament”? It’s generally used to distinguish between the supposedly angry, vengeful, and severe God of the Hebrew Bible and the “Loving Heavenly Father” of the New Testament.

Even though many Christian theologians have denounced this false contrast (after all, they say, God can’t change his substance), it persists in the Western mind. It’s linked to one of the biggest misconceptions in the history of religion: the notion that Judaism is the “religion of law” while Christianity is the “religion of love”.

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Culture, Opportunity, and Excellence in the Jewish Workforce (Webinar)

This webinar took place April 26, 2018.

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Harvest & Torah: Shavuot Member Spotlights

Shavuot is almost upon us, and while, for many Jews, the highlight of this holiday is a dairy extravaganza of cheese blintzes, lasagna, cheesecake, and ice cream, the true soul of the day is animated by two themes, one earthly and one heavenly: the harvest and the Torah.

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Why People Believe Fake News, Myths, & Conspiracy Theories: Brendan Nyhan at JFN2018

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Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken z"l

On behalf of everyone at Jewish Funders Network, I want to express how stunned and saddened I am at the tragic death in a plane crash of our member and friend, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Panken.

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JFN Member Sylvan Adams Brings Giro D'Italia to Israel

JFN member Sylvan Adams has been named Honorary President of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (a cycling race second only to the Tour de France), and he has brought the event's opening stages to Israel!

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Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment Guide for Equity and Justice

Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice is a complete self-assessment toolkit to determine how well you are fully how well they are building, sharing and wielding power and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact.

It includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes and comprehensive resources to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving.

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Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking

By Clare Nolan, Janet Camarena, & Jen Bokoff

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