Upcoming events for Jewish Funders Network, and selected third-party events of interest to JFN members.
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 [email protected] for information.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvp
Time: 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT/7-8:30 pm ISR
Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, Federations, and nonprofits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.
Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.
Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.
Chief Community Officer, CollectiveSun
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
Join us as we explore a self-assessment tool for grantmakers and grantseekers developed by Exponent Philanthropy and customized by GrantED for our network. During this program, you will have the opportunity to learn about the toolkit, take the self-assessment, and join in a conversation with others from the field about what makes a great grantmaker-grantseeker relationship. We will also hear from a grantmaker-grantseeker pair about how the self-assessment tool helped them to build trust, lean into discomfort, and develop a more equitable partnership.
This is an open event, for both funders and nonprofits, under the auspices of GrantED, a joint project of JFN and UpStart designed to strengthen relationships between grantmakers and grantseekers. Learn more about GrantED at Jgranted.org.
You can download the self-assessment tool here.
Research and Education, Exponent PhilanthropyFred Isaac
The Frederick J. Isaac Fund
Yafit Shriki Megidish
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM IDTdetails & rsvpStrauss Group Headquarters in Petah Tikva, Israel
This three-part series **, in collaboration with JDC-Elka, will allow participants to gain an understanding of regulatory, legal, and financial issues as well as enable a deeper conversation based on simulations, case studies, and dilemmas from the field.
The first workshop will focus on the legal and regulatory aspects of serving as a board member of an NGO.
This session will provide valuable information, a space to learn through case studies, and an opportunity to share experiences and examine them.
Speaker: Adv. Yaron Keidar, Bogot & Keidar Advocates, specializing in consulting and legal advice to the nonprofit sector, former Head of Israel’s Corporations Authority in the Ministry of Justice.
*The meetings will be held in Hebrew and are intended for an Israeli audience*
**We recommend taking part in all three sessions, to attain a comprehensive toolbox on this topic.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT / 7-9pm Israel
This session is part of a National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty webinar series addressing the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has created for Jews living in poverty and the agencies that serve them, while also highlighting the successful responses to these challenges.
In this session, we'll learn about how convening different people and stakeholders can create real change. Examples highlighted will include TOM - Tikkun Olam Makers, a global movement of communities that creates and disseminates affordable solutions to challenges faced by the elderly, people living with disabilities, and those experiencing poverty.
Founder and President
More speakers to be confirmed
Susan Wolf Ditkoff
The Bridgespan Group
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 01:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
1-2 PM ET / 10-11am PT / 8-9pm Israel
Join us for a conversation about the work that day school communities are doing to address race and racism. We'll hear how one group of funders came together to encourage broader, more long-term solutions and find out about the extended learning that will be part of the results.
Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
Jewish Charitable Giving at Crown Family Philanthropies
Debra Shaffer Seeman
Network Weaving, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
Humanities Teacher and Department Chair
Milken Community Schools
Green Funders Forum: How Israel’s Next Generation Made Tel Aviv a World Leader in Veganism (and Why it Matters!)Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
12:00-1:45 pm (EST) / 9:00-10:45 am (PST) / 19:00-20:45 (Israel Time)
Funders Rabbi Adam Frank, Jonathan Inbar, and others speak with Tel Aviv Municipality Spokesperson Eitan Schwartz about their support for plant-based diets, how it intersects with other funding priorities, what motivates them to care about animal welfare, how food influences the environment and how we, as funders, can make change.
Special Bonus: Cooking lesson focused on family-friendly vegan meals.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 01:00 PM EDTOnline
Join a small group of Jewish communal grantmakers and grantseekers for a special three-part, interactive, facilitated conversation series designed to foster opportunities for deeper understanding, communication, and learning with one another. Our hope is that as a result of these conversations, participating grantmakers and grantseekers will:
- Recognize the power and privilege that they hold and the role that plays in the relationships with the other
- Engage in non-transactional conversations with the other
- Feel more confident in speaking more candidly with the other
These participatory sessions are free of charge and will be hosted on Zoom:
- Wednesday, June 30, 1-2:30 pm ET (10-11:30 am PT)
- Wednesday, July 7, 1-2:30 pm ET (10-11:30 am PT)
- Wednesday, July 21, 1-2:30 pm ET (10-11:30 am PT)
Please plan to attend all three sessions so you have ample time and space to build new relationships. Spaces are limited!
This is an open event, for both funders and nonprofits, under the auspices of GrantED, a joint project of JFN and UpStart designed to strengthen relationships between grantmakers and grantseekers in the Jewish community. Learn more about GrantED at Jgranted.org.
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM IDT through October 27, 2021Tel Aviv
To celebrate the end of the pandemic and the resumption of travel, JFN is holding a special live event in Israel, October 25 – 27.
Save the date: The Israel Ideas Festival will be a three-day gathering focusing on the core issues and challenges of the Jewish World, exploring the long-term implications of COVID and how they are transforming the world, and discussing the new opportunities that are emerging for Israel in light of the Abraham Accords.
The Festival will include thought-provoking panels, a variety of social and networking events, daylong deep-dive programs about critical funding issues, and much more.
The Israel Ideas Festival will be future-oriented, looking at trends in major fields such as education or Israel/Diaspora relations and creating thoughtful, challenging discussions around them. Projected to attract 500 registrants — half Israeli and half from North America and overseas — this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to come together as a global community after this extended time apart.
More details, registration information, and hotel reservation details coming soon!
Daytime: Pre-Kickoff excursions and sessions
Late afternoon: Kickoff program
Evening: Kickoff Party
Daytime: Panels and networking events
Evening: Host and home-hospitality dinners
Daytime: Issue exploration deep dives
Evening: Closing reception