Climate Change 101 and the New Decision Makers (First in a Five-Part Series)

Monday, November 01, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT

19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

It’s not just about the weather — the growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of all philanthropic aims. All aspects of society will be affected and we can use our philanthropy to make a difference. We have less than 10 years to act, and all funders -- whatever their mission and field of expertise —  can have an immense potential for positive impact. It’s time to plan our role as individual philanthropists and collectively - We owe it to future generations.

Join JFN’s Green Funders Forum for “Global Warning: Climate Change and Jewish Philanthropy,” a five-part series. This is particularly timely in light of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Participants will be eligible for a free consultation meeting to explore personal philanthropic strategies around this issue.  

Participants are encouraged -- although not required -- to attend the entire five-part series.

Session 1 - Climate Change 101 and the New Decision Makers

Tuesday, October 19, (19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

In the opening session of this five-part series, hear from two leading environmental experts in Israel’s government: Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Tamar Zandberg; and Professor, Member of Knesset, and longtime activist Alon Tal. You will receive up-to-date information on climate change, how it affects Israel and the Jewish world, what various countries are doing about it and its relevance to all Jewish philanthropy -- no matter what our funding issue areas are. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions after the speakers present.


Tamar Zandberg, Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection

Professor Alon Tal, a Member of Knesset 

Green Funders Forum is a JFN peer network that brings together dozens of funders and foundation representatives from Israel and throughout the Jewish world with experts from academia, the government, and the philanthropic sector for learning, sharing, consultation, and skill-building in various subjects related to environmental protection in Israel. Watch Green Funders Forum videos here.

This event is open to all funders.

If you would like to participate but are not a JFN member, please email [email protected] 

Upcoming sessions in the series:
(Speakers and other details coming soon)


How Climate Change Intersects with Other Funding Areas

Tuesday, November 16

19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT



Who Are the Leading Activists and Nonprofits Addressing Climate Change? 

Monday, December 13

19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT


Philanthropic Responses, Lessons & Opportunities to Have a Positive Impact on Climate Change

Monday, January 10

19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT


Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here?

Monday, February 14

19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT



Sigal Yaniv Feller ·

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