The Story of the Diaspora in a Nutshell (Purim 5783)
Let’s face it, on Purim we Jews look pathetic. Yeah, I know, it’s supposed to be a happy holiday in which we were miraculously saved, but for me, Purim inspires more shame than joy.Read more
Yohanan Plesner: Democracy in Israel
Episode 35 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.
Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about the consequences of the new Israeli government’s judicial reform initiatives, how today’s issues compare to those of Israel’s past, and Yohanan's hopes and aspirations for the future of Israeli democracy.
Climate Change, Delayed Gratification and Tu Bishvat (Tu Bishvat 5783)
At this time of the year, three years ago, I wrote about Stav Harari and Dean Shoshani. They were both 25 and had just started their lives together in a new apartment in the colorful Hatikvah Quarter in South Tel Aviv. Dean was ecstatic, telling his sister, “my dream is coming true every day.”Read more
A New Tool for Fighting Antisemitism
Fighting antisemitism can be a Sisyphean task. We’ve been pushing that boulder up the slope for three thousand years, and yet we need to keep pushing.
Sometimes I feel that it’s like cutting your nails; they keep growing back. And yet, what can we do? We keep cutting them and we keep improving the implements we use to do so.
Shine a Light is, maybe, one of the best new nail clippers in the market.Read more
January 12, 2023Share
Carly Maisel: Shining a Light on Antisemitism
Episode 34 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.
Carly Maisel, Global CEO of The Kirsh Foundation, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about Shine a Light on Antisemitism, a new initiative that she is spearheading. They speak about offering a new take on an intractable problem, partnering among funders, and how to get competitive organizations to work together.