Upcoming Events

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.

  • Israel’s New Government: What to Expect from Netanyahu's Coalition with the Ultra-Orthodox and Religious Right

    Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST

    Israel’s new government has been sworn in and it seems that the electoral crisis of the last four years has come to an end. The last election saw the rise of the National Religious Party and the two ultra-Orthodox parties and their representatives are expected to hold key positions in the new cabinet. 

    Join Israel Democracy Institute President Yohanan Plesner and Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz, Director of IDI’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society, in conversation with Dr. Jesse Ferris, Vice President of Strategy, as they analyze what led to this election result and what it may mean for Israel’s future.


    Yohanan Plesner
    President, Israel Democracy Institute

    Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz
    Director, Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society, Israel Democracy Institute

    Dr. Jesse Ferris
    Vice President of Strategy, Israel Democracy Institute

  • Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 12/7

    Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
    details & rsvp

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. 

    At this month's meeting, we will continue exploring external and uncontrollable factors that impact our giving strategies, processes, and practices. This month we will focus on giving during times of economic turmoil. We will be joined by Benita Kline, Founder and Vice President of Leventhal Kline Management, Inc. Benita will share lessons for philanthropy from the 2008 financial crisis and how they might help us navigate the uncertainties of today.


    Benita Kline
    Founder and Vice President of Leventhal Kline Management, Inc.


    Mike Berkowitz
    Co-Founder & Principal
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC


  • Impact Investing Roundtable 12/13/22

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
    details & rsvp

    Time: 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT/19:00-20:30 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 JFN members for shared learning and shared action. 

    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.

    Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing


    To be announced.


    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures

  • JFN 2023 International Conference

    Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT through March 21, 2023
    Biltmore Hotel and Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

    Learn about sponsorship opportunities. Please email any questions to [email protected].

    JFN's International Conference is open to JFN members and those eligible for membership. Learn about past JFN International Conferences.