Upcoming Events

  • JFN Bay Area Members Lunch June '17

    Monday, June 05, 2017 at 12:15 PM
    Financial District in San Francisco, CA


    I hope you will join me (Tzivia) and your fellow Bay area JFN members for a local networking lunch.

  • Schmaltzy: An Evening of Jewish Food & Storytelling

    Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 06:30 PM


    Join JFN and the Paul E. Singer Foundation for a special viewing of the Jewish Food Society’s new spoken word event — Schmaltzy. The evening will begin with a program of short stories told by four performers: a celebrity chef, a CEO, a grandma who’s also a caterer, and a young Jewish-food entrepreneur. Following the performance, enjoy a taste of the dishes that inspired the stories prepared by the storytellers themselves. Emceed by Leah Koenig, Brooklyn-based food writer and cookbook author.

    What’s on the menu:

    • Kubaneh (Yemenite overnight bread) by Chef Einat Admony of Taim and Balaboosta
    • Kreplach Soup by Anna Gershenson, a caterer & grandma
    • Roasted Garlic Potato Knish’s by Liz Alpern of The Gefilteria
    • Schichttorte (German Layer Cake with Marzipan, Coffee Meringue, and Jam) by Idan Cohen, CEO of Grow 

    Please note: to inquire about bringing a guest to this event, please contact Samantha Anderson.

  • Behind the Lens: A Director, a Screenwriter, a Photographer, and Israel

    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 06:30 PM


    Explore the politics and culture of Israel through the eyes of two Israeli-American artists—a film director and a photographer.

    Yaron Zilberman

    zilberman-yaron-2.jpgAward winning Director Yaron Zilberman will join us to discuss the film project he is currently developing (with Academy Award nominated Israeli screenwriter Ron Leshem), titled Din Rodef (The Law of the Pursuer). The film tells the story of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin through the eyes of his murderer, Yigal Amir. Zilberman will discuss his choice to tell the story from this unique point of view, illuminating the community and ideology behind the extreme right-wing messianic nationalism that produced Amir.

    Previously, Zilberman directed, co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed fiction film A Late Quartet (starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir) and the theatrical documentary feature Watermarks (about the champion women swimmers of Hakoah Vienna).

    Yaron Leshem

    Yaron Leshem is a prolific Israeli photographer living in New York. His innovative work uses 3D technology, as well as using drones both to capture images and to light his subjects, often buildings captured from above. His images offer us a look at our society from angles we don't often consider.

    "Car," An image by Yaron Leshem

    Scott Berrie, a JFN member and one of the producers working with Zilberman on the film project, will moderate a Q&A session. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening with the two Yarons.

  • JFN 2018 International Conference—Israel

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 01:00 PM through March 15, 2018


    The Jewish Funders Network International Conference is the premiere annual event in Jewish philanthropy. Independent funders, foundation trustees, and foundation professionals from all over the world gather for networking, learning, and fun. The 2018 conference will take place in Tel Aviv. More information will be forthcoming.

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    To inquire about sponsorship options, contact conference@jfunders.org >>