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Sexual Harassment Revelations: What Jewish Funders Need to Know and Do Now

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Responding to the #MeToo movement, an update to Funders & Power

We're releasing an update to our 2016 document Funders and Power: Principles for Honorable Conduct in Philanthropy. The new language declares funders’ responsibilities to “ensure the personal safety, dignity, and equality of all people.” We made the revision following conversations sparked by the #MeToo movement.

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Unexpected Learnings from the Jewish Communities in Asia

Simone Szalmuk-Singer, eJewish Philanthropy

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Closing the Education Gap in Israel

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Weekend Reading

It's the darkest day (literally) of a pretty dark year (figuratively), so let's brighten the night with some enlightening articles on Jewish philanthropy.

America’s Jewish Community Leads in Per Capita Giving

Larry Kaplan, Nonprofit Quarterly

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Mazal Tov to Darin McKeever and the William Davidson Foundation

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JFN member organization the William Davidson Foundation has named Darin McKeever (a JFN Board member) as the Foundation's new President and CEO.

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Hanukkah Weekend Reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

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The Kidnapped Goddess, The Hidden Light, and Hanukkah

Persephone was a unique goddess in Greek mythology. She lived an idyllic and lonely life in communion with Nature, far from the other gods and the endless intrigues of Zeus’ gang. The most eligible bachelors on Mt. Olympus, Apollo and Hermes, courted and wooed her to no avail. She preferred to spend her days picking wild flowers and nurturing the Earth. Hades, however—the wicked Greek god of the underworld—didn’t waste time on courtship. Instead of spending his drachmas on fancy dinners or expensive Olympian champagne, he simply opened a wedge in the Earth’s crust, emerged from his darkness, and forcefully abducted the beautiful Persephone. With Persephone gone, the Earth plunged into cold and darkness. The trees lost their leaves, flowers withered and died, and the land become bare and desolate. Humans were hungry and the gods sad.

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