Great News About Jewish Teen Philanthropy Programs

We're excited to share a new impact report that Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) released in eJewish Philanthropy, based on studies from JTFN’s Foundation Board Incubator, generously funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund.

Give and Grow: Jewish Teen Philanthropy’s Unique, Powerful and Lasting Impact, recaps multiple studies of participants in community-based teen philanthropy programs and shows that alumni of these programs demonstrate stronger Jewish identities, a deeper connection to Jewish community, and the inspiration, skills, and confidence to become leaders and changemakers in their own communities.

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Yossi Klein Halevi: Rejecting Extremism

Episode 10 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Yossi Klein Halevi, journalist and author

 

NOTE: You may also want to watch Yossi Klein Halevi in conversation with Rabbi Noa Kushner at JFN's 2019 conference.

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Announcing a New $1M Impact Investing Matching Grants Initiative

We are thrilled to announce a new $1 million matching grant initiative, a collaboration between the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (Israel) and JFN designed to grow and strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem in Israel and to generate greater ongoing philanthropic commitment to the field.

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Israeli Government-Philanthropy Covid Relief Fund

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Israeli Government-Philanthropy Initiative for Strengthening Social Organizations.

This joint government-philanthropic relief fund, managed by JDC-Elka, aims to ensure that organizations continue operating and maintain their infrastructure in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.

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Are We Ready for the Spiritual Transformation this Plague Will Unleash?

There’s one critical question many are failing to ask as they scramble to rescue our institutions and shore them up financially: whether the Jewish world is ready for the spiritual transformation this plague is going to unleash.

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Navigating the Post-Pandemic Future in North America and Israel

Last Rosh Hashanah, when you heard the familiar Unetaneh Tokef liturgy about who will live and who will die, especially the part of “who by plague,” did it occur to you that in the coming year a pandemic might kill hundreds of thousands of people and turn our entire world upside down?

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Remembering Ilia Salita

Jewish Funders Network mourns the untimely passing of our board member Ilia Salita. (Donate to the Ilia Salita Memorial Fund here.)

Ilia, the president and CEO of Genesis Philanthropy Group, died today of cancer.

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Why a Website Was the Best Gift I Could Give the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

"The saying timing is everything has never been truer."

In this piece, JFN Board Member Dafna Meitar Nechmad explains why she made an "infrastructure" gift to the Israeli art museum, and how it paid off during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the article in eJewish Philanthropy.

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New Report on Israel's Post-Covid Social Landscape

In the aftermath of the corona crisis, what forces and trends are shaping the new social landscape in Israel? Which global processes has the crisis accelerated, and how might these affect the social fields in Israel where philanthropy plays a role? What are the long-term changes we can expect?

These large and ongoing questions continue to accompany day-to-day philanthropic work and influence our ability to make decisions about both the “here and now” and the long-term.

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Video: Bringing Your Children to the Philanthropy Table

You're never too young to learn about giving. Get the tools you need to start engaging your children (or grandchildren) in philanthropy in this June 16, 2020 webinar with Jewish Teen Funders Network's Wayne Green, Alana Hollander and Danielle Segal.

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