Securing Jewish Communities

A webinar with leaders from the Secure Community Network (SCN), an initiative of JFN member organization Jewish Federations of North America, for a briefing on the state of security in North American Jewish communities.

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Jewish EdTech Central

JFN is proud to launch Jewish EdTech Central, a new Jewish education technology resource for funders who are passionate about advancing Jewish education, and who realize the incredible opportunities afforded by education tech.

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Tikkun Olam One Apartment at a Time: A New Funding Model for Affordable Housing

Cross-posted at eJewish Philanthropy

Public-private partnerships that mix impact investing and grants offer a new model for creating “naturally occurring affordable housing”. A philanthropist and impact real-estate investor explains how.

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Briefing: Fires Devastating the Los Angeles Jewish Community

Wildfires in greater Los Angeles have killed people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp, Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom), and Ilan Ramon Day School. In this briefing, local Jewish communal leaders discuss the impact of this disaster on the Jewish community in the region and how funders can help.

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Giving Circle Reports from Women's Philanthropy Institute

Giving circles, which tripled in the United States from 2007-2017, help introduce new and increasingly diverse donors into the world of philanthropy. As giving circles continue to grow more popular, two reports from the Women's Philanthropy Institute and the Collective Giving Research Group provide a deeper understanding of how this women-driven model of giving is evolving and influencing the philanthropic sector.

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California Fires: How to Help

(Last updated November 15, 2018)

California wildfires have killed dozens of people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions. Below is a non-exhaustive list of resources for Jewish philanthropists to learn more and help.

To submit another link to add to this list, please email seth@jfunders.org.

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Briefing: Pittsburgh Jewish Communal Immediate Needs

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A Tree of Life, and Light for Joy: Philanthropy After Terror

All weekend as I watched the news, I wondered again what I’ve wondered before: why isn’t pain a zero sum game? Why can’t we spread the sadness thin by sharing it, until it almost disappears? Why is it rather that even though we all share the grief, it doesn’t diminish?

Looking at the pictures from Pittsburgh, I wished that the sorrow I felt could ease the unspeakable burden of grief faced by the families and loved ones directly touched. I wish I could take upon myself some of the pain that congregation Tree of Life / Or L’Simcha, and the broader community of Squirrel Hill, faces. But their pain doesn’t diminish, and mine grows. The heartache expands, seemingly inextinguishable. As Jeremiah proclaimed, “Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! Then would I weep day and night for the slain of my people.”

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Leading Edge CEO Search Committee Guide

The vast majority of senior leaders in Jewish nonprofits will need to be replaced in the coming years.

Leading Edge partnered with a Senior Editor from Harvard Business Review to distill the most important elements of running a successful nonprofit CEO search.

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Aged Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: Purposeful Later Lives and Legacies of Meaning

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