Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for Jewish Funders Network, and selected third-party events of interest to JFN members.

  • Briefing: Fires Devastating the Los Angeles Jewish Community

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 09:30 AM PST

    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. Join local Jewish communal leaders to learn about the impact of this disaster on the Jewish community in the region and how funders can help.

    Related blog post—California Fires: How to Help


    • Jay Sanderson, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
    • Bill Kaplan, Executive Director, Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom)
    • Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Congregation Or Ami
    • Seth Toybes, Director, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps
    • Moderator: Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, West Coast Director, JFN
  • Impact Investing Virtual Meetup

    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 01:30 PM EST

    Join us for a one-hour, participatory video/conference call with other JFN members who are involved in impact investing.

    Funders have a full range of tools to invest capital for good. Some philanthropists use impact investing as a complementary tool with their grantmaking as a way to diversify their portfolio or to use the returns as a way to fund more giving. Either way, the attraction is the same: investing to make a difference. For funders engaged in this work, peer learning can help us achieve more.

    This call is not a traditional webinar — it will be an interactive opportunity to learn and share with one another. We’ll begin with a 20-minute briefing by Dhaval Patel, Investment Manager at Tides, who will present the Tides approach to impact investing and will share several case studies on how their clients have used different methods to achieve social and financial objectives. Participants will then have an opportunity to ask questions of Dhaval, share their methods and approaches, and get feedback from other participants.

    Please note: This webinar is for funders who are actively working on impact investing initiatives, and is not intended to be an introductory conversation.

  • Communities, Networks & Opportunities (Hong Kong): Asia, Israel, & the Jewish World 2018

    Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 08:30 AM HKT through December 04, 2018
    Asia Society in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Communities, Networks & Opportunities

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    This gathering will bring together Jewish funders, lay leaders, communal activists, and entrepreneurs to workshop creative and innovative ways to design community and strengthen the rapidly growing relationship between Israel and Asia.

    Meet leading Jewish and Chinese philanthropists, hear from social change-makers, and craft exciting solutions to challenges facing regional and global Jewish communities.

    This highly interactive gathering will provide a practical toolkit to bring these innovative solutions to life, consisting of the latest skills in design thinking, lean start-up, adaptive leadership, and creativity that can be applied directly in your personal, professional, and communal life.

    David Dabscheck

    Facilitator: David Dabscheck

    David Dabscheck is the CEO of GIANT Innovation, which transforms the way organizations and people think and act to become world-class innovators. David has helped a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs, Jewish communal organizations, and public sector agencies develop and implement sustainable innovation and creativity programs.

    Register now! >>

  • Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues Annual Meeting (Third Party Event)

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 08:30 AM EST
  • Funders and "New Power": Philanthropy in a Hyperconnected World

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 05:15 PM EST
    92nd St Y in New York, NY

    Reception begins 5:15; program begins promptly at 5:45 with a welcome from Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 92Y.

    Henry Timms

    Andrés Spokoiny

    Join Henry Timms, President and CEO, 92Y and co-author of the bestselling book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You, speaking with JFN's President & CEO Andrés Spokoiny for a conversation on how the world of philanthropy is changing with the rise of "new power".

    Dorothy TananbaumDorothy Tananbaum, former JFN board chair, current board officer, and friend of 92Y, will facilitate the discussion.

    In New Power, Henry Timms and Jeremy Hiemans confront the biggest stories of our time—the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo—and reveal what's really behind them: the rise of "new power." "Old power" was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power: open, participatory, and peer-driven, more like a current than a currency. In this conversation, Henry, Andrés, and Dorothy will discuss how funders can understand new power and use this understanding to unleash powerful change for good.

    This event is for JFN members and others by invitation only. Space is limited. RSVP (below) by November 30.

    JFN & 92Y
  • Limmud UK's 2018 Festival (Third Party Event)

    Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM GMT through December 27, 2018
    Hilton Metropole Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom


    Led by hundreds of volunteers, Limmud Festival attracts participants of all ages and backgrounds from across the Jewish world.

    The 2018 Limmud Festival in the UK will be a unique opportunity to network and learn — as individuals and as a group — expanding our Jewish horizons together.

    JFN members are eligible for a discount! See discount code & pricing (logged-in members only) >>

    At the 2018 Limmud Festival…

    • Over 1000 educational sessions to choose from including family-oriented programming, cultural and current affairs, as well as performances, text study and social activities;

    • There will be a meeting suite available for JFN members;

    • For those interested, there are also several opportunities to present.

    Pre-booked ground transportation is available on certain dates. Participants will book their own flights to the UK.

    Go to Limmud website >>

  • JFN 2019 International Conference (San Francisco)

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT through March 19, 2019

    View 2019 conference website >>

    JFN’s annual conference is the premier event in Jewish philanthropy.

    Hundreds of funders and foundation professionals come together to leverage the power of networks and immerse themselves in a vibrant dialogue about the pressing issues. Every conference is a place to connect, reunite, and bond with other Jewish funders, and a time for active learning. Panel discussions and programs feature leading experts in philanthropy illuminating tools and techniques that can make your giving more impactful and meaningful.

    More information will be forthcoming.

    Sign up to get more information as it becomes available!

    Past conference information >>

  • Leading Together 2019 (Third Party Event)

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM EDT through April 21, 2019

    LEADING TOGETHER (by Council on Foundations) is a gathering of smart and pioneering people exploring the intersection of philanthropy and driving communities forward.

    Conference website >>