Upcoming Events

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

  • Ceding Control: Sharing philanthropy’s power for equitable, inclusive relationships

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT


    What does it mean to share – and cede – funders’ inherent power in philanthropy? How can grantmakers take stock of how well they’re nurturing transparent, trusting relationships with grant partners?

    Join NCRP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for the third webinar in their series on the exciting new resource, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice.

    View full information >>

  • Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 National Conference (Third Party Event)

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM EDT through September 30, 2018

    The premier event for foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors

    JFN members are eligible for a $100 discount! See discount code (logged-in members only) >>

    Join more than 1,000 funders September 28–30 in Philadelphia—with its colonial history, burgeoning restaurant scene, and walkable Center City—to gain knowledge, skills, and connections that will fuel your passions, foster relationships, and inform your giving and impact.

    Complete information & registration >>


  • Schmaltzy: Benefiting the Jewish Food Society

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:15 PM EDT
    Angel Orensanz Center in New York, NY

    Schmaltzy event description

    Info & RSVP

  • VIP Reception with Ilana Kaufman & Marc Dollinger

    Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM EDT
    Temple Sinai in Oakland, CA

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    A VIP reception with Jewish Funders Network

    before “Black Power, Jewish Politics: Marc Dollinger & Ilana Kaufman in Conversation”

    Join JFN members and guests for a VIP reception with Marc Dollinger, Ilana Kaufman and Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, JFN West Coast Director.

    Heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and wine will be served.

    RSVP by emailing Tzivia >>

  • Aged Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: Purposeful Later Lives and Legacies of Meaning

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 12:30 PM EDT

    Coventry Edwards-Pitt is a nationally-recognized wealth adviser and the author of Aged Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. Covie has interviewed vibrant elders to bring to life the daily choices they make that allow them to live content, engaged, and purposeful later lives and design legacies of meaning—including and beyond philanthropy.

    In this webinar, Covie shares stories and research to inspire you to take the actions in your own life that will set you on a course not only to age well yourself, but also to help ensure that your family experiences your later years as a gift.

  • The Israelization of Judaism (and a Conference Preview)

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 07:30 PM IDT
    Address provided upon RSVP (Tel Aviv)

    *Please RSVP below

    After the summer break and the chagim, we are thrilled to invite members to an event celebrating the beginning of the JFN Israel Program year!

    We have an evening of networking and a thought-provoking discussion planned — about Israel, world Jewry, and the connection between the two.

    The evening’s program:

    • Sunset cocktail reception
    • Prof. Yossi Shain, Head of TAU's School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs & Professor of Comparative Government at Georgetown University — on “The Israelization of Judaism”
    • A look at the 2019 JFN International Conference

    *Spouses are welcome!
    *The event will be held in English
    *This is an invitation-only event. Solicitation of funds is not permitted.
    *Please RSVP by September 16th, 2018

  • Human Rights Funders Network Conference 2018 (Third Party Event)

    Monday, October 15, 2018 at 09:00 AM CDT through October 18, 2018


    Location announcement >>

    More information will be provided at the Human Rights Funders Network website, www.hrfn.org

  • 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

    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 >>