Upcoming Events

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


NEW POLICY: NEW POLICY: JFN members have unlimited access to all JFN events, webinars and services. If you are not a JFN member, we welcome the interest of those eligible for membership and encourage you to sample our many offerings. However, please note that non-members who are eligible to join JFN are limited to three online programs or two live events per year (maximum three events total). Once this limit is reached, you will need to become a JFN member in order to access additional programs. (Please note that some programs are designated as members-only, while others have more open policies — participating in the open programs will not count against the limit.) Please contact membership@jfunders.org for information.




  • Resilience and Mental Health: A Funders’ Discussion About Covid’s Impact on Ourselves, the Causes We Support, and Society

    Tuesday, December 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST
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    19:00- 20:30 Israel Time / 9:00AM - 11:30AM PT

    The meeting will be held in English, via Zoom.

    Please join Jude Recanati and Dr. Ariel Kor, JFN Board Members who will open the floor to discussion with funders about their personal well-being. We will then discuss funders' role in ensuring the resilience and sustainability of organizations and professionals during Covid. 

    Professor Yossi Harel-Fisch, a consultant to the World Health Organization, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and international governments, will provide a comparative perspective on the impact of the pandemic across global societies and demographics, and the behavioral implications on resilience and mental health.

    In small groups participants will discuss the short and long-term effects, resources available for those in distress, what dilemmas funders face, and any silver linings from the pandemic.

    Funders will share how Covid has influenced their giving strategy, what dilemmas they face, and any silver linings from the pandemic.


    Dr. Ariel Kor
    JFN Board Member
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, IDC Herzliya and Founder & Chairman
    Israel Center on Addiction

    Professor Yossi Harel-Fisch
    Director of International Research Program on Adolescent Well-Being and Health
    Bar Ilan University

  • Jerusalem Youth Chorus Songwriting Workshop

    Wednesday, December 02, 2020 at 12:30 PM EST
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    JFN is collaborating with the Jerusalem Youth Chorus on a special project for our 2021 JFN virtual conference in March. To kick off our work together, we’re calling on all members to join us for a special workshop with the Israeli and Palestinian singers of this extraordinary ensemble.

    This summer, the chorus created a video, "Home - From Home," featuring friends and supporters from all over the world, who came together to share music and feelings in a joyous celebration on that theme. Members participating in this workshop will meet these incredible young people, share their own songs, memories, and stories, and through an engaging dialogue we'll generate the necessary inspiration the chorus will use to create a song to premiere at for the March program.

    The chorus has been recognized for its musical innovation and integrity of purpose and process from the New York Times to the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and this workshop will bring together JFN heads, voices, and hearts to work together to set our dreams to music. Join us for an inspirational conversation you won’t soon forget. (Singing not required!)

  • Democracy and Media in Israel: A Conversation with Daniel Lubetzky and Lucy Aharish

    Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 01:00 PM EST
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    8:00 PM IL / 10am Pacific

    Don’t miss this special conversation between entrepreneur and philanthropist Daniel Lubetzky and Arab-Israeli newscaster Lucy Aharish about the critical role independent media plays in sustaining a healthy democracy. At a time when both journalists and democratic institutions are under attack – in Israel and around the world – creating a space for independent voices to be heard has never been more critical. These leading voices will examine the role of philanthropy in promoting freedom of speech, democratic discourse and transparent media in a polarized era, offer insight into new approaches to enhance civic engagement, and show how vibrant media serves to bring critical issues to the forefront of the Israeli national conversation and support a healthy and thriving democracy in Israel. With introductory remarks from Marcia Riklis, JFN Board Chair.


    Daniel Lubetzky
    Founder and CEO of KIND Snacks
    Founder, OneVoice Movement & PeaceWorks Foundation

    Lucy Aharish
    Journalist and host of DemocraTV

    Yuval Lion, moderator
    JFN member and former journalist

  • When the Smoke Clears: JFN West Regional Convening

    Tuesday, December 08, 2020 at 09:00 AM PST

    The Jewish Funders Network is pleased to announce our inaugural JFN West* virtual regional convening. Members in our region will join together to share a dynamic experience with top-level content, critical knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities.

    This event will embrace the unique flavor of the Jewish community in the West. We will explore both the challenges and opportunities we face in the wake of Covid-19: wildfires; expanding needs; and constricting resources. With leading experts in the field, we will discuss issues specific to Jewish philanthropy in the West, explore best philanthropic practices during a crisis, and consider a vision for our future, while meeting other JFN West members. Together, we will learn, inspire, and act.

    Presenters include:

    • Dr. Una Osili, Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
    • Rachel Levin, President of Fundamental Inc, Executive Director of Righteous Persons Foundation, and co-founder of Reboot
    • Alexandra Shabtai, Advisory Board Member for Glazer Philanthropies, Board Member, At The Well
    • Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director for the Jews of Color Field-Building Initiative
    • Rabbi Mary Zamore, rabbinic leader and author of "The Sacred Exchange: Creating A Jewish Money Ethic"


    Learn more here.