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Greenbook: Arts as a Driver for Social Change in Israel

Greenbook Volume 5 explores the tremendous potential of an educated philanthropic investment in the arts as an engine for social change in Israel.

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JFN Releases Guide to Funding the Arts for Social Change in Israel

Latest volume of Jewish Funders Network’s “Greenbook” series makes the case for art as an engine for social change, maps the existing landscape, and highlights opportunities for philanthropic action

TEL AVIV—Why invest in art, and why now? A new Greenbook from Jewish Funders Network says the arts represent a powerful opportunity to foster change in Israeli society.

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New Matching Grant Initiative: Impact Entrepreneurship in Israel

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We're thrilled to announce a new matching grant initiative: Building & Strengthening the Impact Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Israel.

This initiative is a collaboration between the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (Israel) and Jewish Funders Network.

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Amy Braier Wins JFN's 2018 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

Braier, Director of Pears Foundation, wins award honoring young foundation professionals.

Amy Braier

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SVF, Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality, Wins Shapiro Prize for Philanthropic Collaboration

Jewish Funders Network bestows prestigious award on partnership funding efforts to increase equality in Israel

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Safe, Respectful, Equitable: Launching a New Partnership for Jewish Communal Life

Published in eJewish Philanthropy

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As the #MeToo movement has grown and spread across industries and sectors, it has laid bare an inescapable truth: the Jewish community is subject to the same kinds of issues, inequities and power dynamics that exist in other communities.

Over the past few months, a group of leaders from several Jewish organizations have been discussing how we can ensure the Jewish community lives up to the highest ethical aspirations of our tradition.

Together, we are launching a new communal partnership.

The purpose of the partnership is to ensure that safe, respectful and equitable workplaces and communal spaces become universal in Jewish life and that sexual harassment and misconduct, as well as gender and sexual orientation discrimination, and their related abuses of power, are no longer tolerated in the Jewish community.

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Greece and Rome: Ideas, Technology, and the Problem with American Judaism

Much of our communal energy over the last three decades has been aimed at creating platforms, leaving the content pretty much up for grabs.

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Women in Jewish fundraising say harassment is pervasive

Debra Nussbaum Cohen, JTA, February 26, 2018

She was young, Jewish and the founder of a nonprofit organization that aids deprived children in Southeast Asia. He was a potential funder more than twice her age, promising donations and introductions to influential people.

“He dangled a lot of carrots,” she said in retrospect.

But the fundraiser, who spoke on condition she not be named for fear of jeopardizing future professional prospects, received no donations from the man who promised so much. Instead he stroked her thigh, propositioned her, belittled her and at their first and only meeting gave her gifts, like a bracelet, more appropriate for a mistress. 

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Did Haman Have a Point?

Maybe what Haman wanted wasn’t so bad after all. He yearned for a homogeneous society, one in which people think the same thoughts, obey the same ruler, respect the same law, and march together towards glory and prosperity. If a small group stands in the way of a bright utopia, isn’t it justified to eliminate them?

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