The Messenger Who Can't Speak (Pesach 5779)

Do you think that leaders who are assertive, self-assured, speak clearly, and “call a spade a spade” are better leaders?

Think twice.

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Technology & the Jewish Future: Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Joshua Foer, & Rabbi David Wolpe

At the Jewish Funders Network 2019 International Conference in San Francisco, three distinguished Jewish thinkers discussed how technology is reshaping Jewish life.

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Deena Fuchs Joins Jewish Funders Network as Executive Vice President as JFN Seeks to Evolve

Deena Fuchs

Deena K. Fuchs will join Jewish Funders Network to inaugurate the new role of Executive Vice President. In partnership with JFN President & CEO Andrés Spokoiny, Deena will help JFN to grow and transform as the organization seeks to enhance its role as a catalyst for partnerships and coalitions in the Jewish philanthropic world.

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Yossi Klein Halevi & Rabbi Noa Kushner: Nationhood, Peoplehood, and Belonging In Contemporary Society

At the JFN 2019 International Conference in San Francisco, Yossi Klein Halevi, a leading Israeli writer and analyst, and co-director of Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative, discussed the need of the Jewish people to find in its national movement a “third way” between the impulses toward tribalism/ethnocentrism or a multicultural paradigm that demands people shed their particular identities. Rabbi Noa Kushner, Founder of The Kitchen, an independent religious community in San Franciso, spoke to the possibility of another identity and group-building rubric, one centered on Jewish experience, mission and commitment. How do Jews in Israel and the Diaspora alike navigate the perplexity and complexity of these issues as the Jewish people navigate painful differences and seek a common story, a common purpose, and a common identity?

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Highlights: Dr. Tali Sharot at JFN 2019

Dr. Tali Sharot spoke at the Jewish Funders Network 2019 International Conference in San Francisco in March 2019. These are brief highlights of her talk. 

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Farewell to Retiring COO Judy Mann

Video: At the JFN 2019 International Conference, Jay Kaiman, President of The Marcus Foundation, thanks Judy Mann (retiring COO of Jewish Funders Network) on behalf of the whole JFN community, for her many years of dedicated work and wisdom.

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Video: David Rittberg Wins 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

David Rittberg, Director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's U.S. Jewish grantmaking portfolio, was presented with the 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award at the JFN 2019 International Conference in San Francisco. The award honors foundation professionals engaged in grantmaking, age 40 and under, who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in Jewish philanthropy. Felicia Herman of NATAN presented the award.

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From Shushan to Sarajevo (Purim 5779)

A 19-year-old boy was arguably the most influential person in the 20th century and, most probably, you’ve never heard of him.

His name was Gravilo Princip and by sheer luck one day in Sarajevo, he found himself in front of the Hapsburg Archduke Franz Ferdinand with a pistol in his pocket. Princip, a member of a Serbian nationalist movement that opposed the Hapsburgs’ empire, seized his moment: he pulled the trigger twice, and set in motion the hecatomb of World War I.

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David Rittberg Wins JFN's 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

Rittberg, Director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's U.S. Jewish grantmaking portfolio, wins award honoring young foundation professionals.

David Rittberg

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JFN Releases Funders' Guide to Young Adults At Risk in Israel

Latest volume of Jewish Funders Network’s “Greenbook” series provides a snapshot of the emerging field of young adults at risk in Israel.

Greenbook 6: Young Adults at Risk in Israel

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