Upcoming Events

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

  • Antisemitism and Israel Hatred in U.K. Politics

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 04:00 PM EDT
    ADL Offices in New York, NY

    Join experts and other funders for a roundtable discussion on antisemitism and Israel hatred within the U.K. Labour party, how the problem evolved, and the implications for Jewish communities worldwide.


    RSVP required. Scroll down.

    ADL & JFN

  • 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 >>

  • JFN Funder Delegation to the U.S.-Mexico Border in Partnership with HIAS

    Sunday, June 02, 2019 at 07:00 PM PDT through June 04, 2019
    San Diego and possibly Tijuana

    וְאֲהַבְתֶּ֖ם אֶת־הַגֵּ֑ר כִּֽי־גֵרִ֥ים הֱיִיתֶ֖ם בְּאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

    You must love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

    Deuteronomy 10:19

    On the United States-Mexico border, those seeking entry to the United States face enormous challenges and complications in a rapidly-changing environment.

    Jewish Funders Network and HIAS are convening a two-day delegation for funders and foundation professionals to bear witness to the situation at our border, deepen our knowledge, sharpen our analysis of the issues, and strategize Jewish communal responses.

    The home base for this experience is San Diego, the city with the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. HIAS resettles refugees in San Diego in partnership with Jewish Family Service of San Diego, an agency that also provides legal representation to asylum seekers.

    Potential sites that the group may visit include the shelter for asylum seekers run by Jewish Family Service; an Operation Streamline hearing; and the Consulate General of Mexico. In addition to briefings with HIAS’ leadership — including legal experts and advocates — we will also meet with local organizations that work with asylum seekers, as well as meeting with asylum seekers themselves. Depending on political and security conditions, we may or may not cross the border into Tijuana. Safety will be our top priority.

    Cost: $750 per person.

    Space is limited to 20 participants, and will be offered at a first-come-first-served basis.

    To reserve your space, contact Samantha Anderson >> 

    We would greatly appreciate all RSVPs as early as possible — and RSVPS must be in no later than May 1.


    • We will meet in San Diego on the evening of Sunday, June 2, for dinner in the Leichtag Commons, hosted by the Leichtag Foundation. We'll get acquainted and begin the learning experience.
    • The trip will take place on Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, with San Diego as home base.
    • Both days will begin early and will involve travel around San Diego.
    • Travel to and from San Diego and hotel accommodations are at the expense of participants; the trip fee will cover some meals, group transportation, and some snacks and drinks, particularly during travel periods. (One or more meals may not be covered; details will be forthcoming.)
    • We have a block of rooms reserved for this delegation at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside.

    JFN & HIAS

    Delegation Co-Chairs: Sonia & James Cummings



    What I Saw with #JewsAtTheBorder: Witnessing the Crisis
  • JPRO 2019 (Detroit)

    Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT through August 14, 2019

    JPRO 2019

    JPRO19: What Connects Us is the seminal conference for hundreds of Jewish communal professionals from across North America to connect and reimagine what thriving Jewish institutions will look like, who will lead them, and what impact they will collectively have on the world in the 21st Century. Join us August 12-14 in Detroit, a city with a rich history of innovation and reinvention, as the city becomes a learning lab for Jewish communal professionals. JPRO19 brings together professionals who are not ordinarily in relationship with one another – across generations, geography, organization types, roles, and much more – to deepen connections, make progress on issues that are at the forefront of our collective work, and strengthen their individual capacity to lead.

    Conference website >>

  • JFN 2020 International Conference

    Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT through April 21, 2020

    West Palm Beach, Florida (nearby)

    The Jewish Funders Network 2020 International Conference will take place April 19 – 21, 2020 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

    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 >>