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.
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
Time: 12-1pm ET/ 9-10am PT/ 7-8pm Israel
Please join us for a conversation between Jewish Theological Seminary Professor Jack Wertheimer and Deena Fuchs about "Grantees and Their Funders," Jack's report on what professionals at Jewish nonprofits experience while working with funders.
During this session you will also have an opportunity to learn about GrantED: Stronger Relationships, Greater Impact, a joint project of JFN and UpStart launched on March 15. GrantED is a direct response to the findings and recommendations in "Grantees and Their Funders." In addition to organizing programs and facilitated conversations, GrantED offers a wide range of tools, articles, case studies, and other resources on its website (www.jgranted.org).
Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Deena Fuchs (former Executive Vice President of JFN)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvp
Time: 12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT / 7-8pm Israel
The Covid pandemic presented significant challenges to teen engagement across the US. Teen engagement organizations rose to the occasion, coming up with innovative solutions in response to these challenges. It is clear that connecting, engaging, and experiencing Jewish life online will continue to be a pivotal part of teen engagement moving forward.
Hear from three incredible organizations who will share their expertise and learnings on online teen engagement. They will also share their perspectives on how technology and virtual spaces will continue to shape the landscape in the post-Covid world.
Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Wayne K Green
Honeycomb (formerly known as Jewish Teen Funders Network)
Managing Member, Merrin Investors
Board Member, Lost Tribe Esports
Jeffrey M. Solomon
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Cowen
Chair of the Board, Lost Tribe Esports
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 01:30 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
*Note: This event is also being offered on Tuesday, April 27, from 12-1 pm ET/9-10 am PT/7-8 pm IL
Welcome to the JFN family!
At this special session, led by JFN Board Chair Marcia Riklis and JFN Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement Ari Rudolph, you'll learn how to get the most out of your JFN membership and will have an opportunity to meet other members. We will cover a variety of topics, including membership benefits, how to use our website, and much more!
All JFN members, new and old, are welcome!
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvp
12-1pm ET/9-10am PT/7-8pm Israel
The National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty will resume its bi-monthly webinar series. The series addresses 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.
Future sessions will occur every other Thursday. Save the following dates (all Thursdays, from 12-1 pm ET) for the next four sessions: May 6, May 20, June 3, and June 17. More dates will be announced soon.
In this session, we'll focus on landscape analysis.
Susan Wolf Ditkoff
The Bridgespan Group
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDTdetails & rsvpOnline
This is the fifth installment of "Coffee with...," a series designed to provide a unique opportunity for JFN West members to engage in small-group conversation with and among JFN leaders and members.
Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, an officer on the JFN Board, is president of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the creator of PJ Library®, a program that shares Jewish tradition, culture, and values with more than 675,000 children and their families in multiple countries through monthly gifts of children’s books and resources. The foundation also works to enhance the Jewish community through its JCamp180™ initiative to support summer camp with an emphasis on fundraising, strategic planning and board development, and its Life & Legacy™ program, which works across North America to build endowments through legacy giving.
The Grinspoon Foundation and Life & Legacy were recently recognized with JFN's Shapiro Prize for Philanthropic Collaboration. Under Winnie's leadership, the foundation has launched All Together Now, a matching grant program that has raised more than $16 million for Jewish summer camps in the past year.
Prior to her full-time work in philanthropy, Winnie practiced law in New York and in Boston. She lives in Weston, Mass. You can learn more about her in this recent eJewish Philanthropy article.
A New Center of Gravity: What Opportunities Do the Abraham Accords Offer for the Jewish World and the Arabian Peninsula?Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
The Abraham Accords have changed the Jewish map, opening up a new center of gravity for Jewish life in what some would consider the most unlikely place: the Arabian Peninsula. What are the emergent cultural trends, budding Jewish institutions, and unique historic opportunities to be leveraged? How can philanthropy operate in this new ecosystem for global Jewish activity? What principles ought to be applied to partnerships with local entities? Join moderator Carly Maisel, Global CEO of Kirsh Philanthropies, in a discussion with, Mr. Ross Kriel, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, and a final speaker to be confirmed.
President, Jewish Council of the Emirates
President, "Gates to the East" congregation, the only licensed synagogue in Dubai
Chief Rabbi, Jewish Council of the Emirates
Honorary Chairman, Association of Gulf Jewish Communities
University Chaplain, NYU
Executive Director, Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
*Note: This event is also being offered on Wednesday, April 21, from 1:30-2:30 pm ET/10:30-11:30 am PT/8:30-9:30 pm IL
Welcome to the JFN family!
At this special session, led by JFN Board Chair Marcia Riklis and JFN Vice President of Philanthropic Engagement Ari Rudolph, you'll learn how to get the most out of your membership and will have an opportunity to meet other members. We will cover a variety of topics, including membership benefits, how to use our website, and much more!
All JFN members, new and old, are welcome!
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 01:00 PM EDTdetails & rsvpOnline
1-2pm ET/ 10-11am PT/8-9pm Israel
Join Philanthropy Roundtable’s President and CEO Elise Westhoff in this livestream discussion, as she discusses the concerns raised by initiatives such as the Arnold-Madoff proposal that would impose new regulations on private foundations and donor-advised funds and could greatly impact the philanthropic sector. Elise will be joined by Howard Husock, Senior Executive Fellow, Philanthropy Roundtable, and Sandra Swirski, the Executive Director for the Alliance for Charitable Reform, as they analyze these new developments.
President and CEO
Senior Executive Fellow
The Alliance for Charitable Reform
More speakers to be confirmed
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM IDT through October 27, 2021Tel Aviv
Save the date for this exciting in-person conference in Tel Aviv. More details coming soon!