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.

  • Small-Staff Foundations Peer Learning & Support Group - 9/29/22

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT
    Online
    details & rsvp

    JFN’s Grantmaking Professional Exchange is excited to invite you to our newest Peer Learning and Support Group (PLSG), focusing on professionals in small-staffed foundations! PLSGs provide opportunities for colleagues in the field to learn together, discuss areas of common interest, and support one another through challenges and opportunities. 

    Staff at small foundations are constantly asked to wear a variety of hats. We believe there is something to learn from peers in similar organizational structures and that building a community can provide a dynamic and valuable space for networking, professional growth, and learning.

    We hope you will join us for this introductory session. Our partner, Third Plateau, will facilitate the conversation and help develop a structure for how this group can work together in the future. For this PLSG, we loosely define “small-staffed foundations” as those with fewer than five team members. If you have questions about how you or your foundation might fit into this group, please contact Tamar Frydman at [email protected].

  • Jewish Artists as Communal Leaders: The Case for Investing in This Untapped Resource

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 02:00 PM EDT
    Online
    details & rsvp

    This session of CANVAS' Matters of the Art will focus on initiatives designed to support the development of artists and creatives as leaders not just in the Jewish arts and culture field, but also in the Jewish community and beyond. There are a number of initiatives under development in this area, including at the foundations and organizations represented by our speakers. We hope you'll join us for this fascinating conversation illustrating how investing in creative leaders can provide powerful opportunities to support thriving Jewish communities.

    Speakers

    Eva Heinstein
    Senior Research Fellow, Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

    Rabbi Adina Allen
    Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jewish Studio Project

    Rabbi Kendell Pinkney
    Founding Artistic Director, The Workshop

    Rabbi Matt Green 
    Director, New Jewish Culture Fellowship

    About CANVAS

    CANVAS is a collaborative fund dedicated to elevating the ecosystem of Jewish arts and culture. This work is done through strategic grantmaking, field advocacy, and immersive educational opportunities for funders of the arts and those who would like to be. Matters of the Art is a CANVAS/JFN funder group dedicated to exploring trends, opportunities, and gaps in the field of Jewish arts and culture.

    Sign up here for the CANVAS Compendium, a weekly newsletter on Jewish arts and culture.

  • Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 10/19/22

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT
    Online
    details & rsvp

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

    Speakers:

    To be announced.

    Facilitators:

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

    Tamar Frydman
    Senior Director, Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

  • Impact Investing Roundtable 10/25/22

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT
    online
    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

    Speakers

    Sari Miller
    JFN Member

    Dr. Inbal Zafir-Lavie
    CEO and Co-Founder, GinaLife

    Moderator:

    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures

  • New Law, New Opportunity: Ensuring Israelis with Disabilities Can Obtain and Retain Employment

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT
    Online
    details & rsvp

    The Knesset recently passed the groundbreaking "Social Services Law for People with Disabilities," which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in a variety of ways. Among its many other benefits, the new law will open the door for increased employment and job training opportunities for people with disabilities, and it will create new opportunities for funders to engage in this field and in public-private partnerships in innovative ways.

    In this webinar, we'll hear from a Joint Distribution Committee expert who will brief us on the massive new opportunities this law makes possible. Reuben D. Rotman of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies will highlight NJHSA's recent study on best practice models in disability employment, as well as the launch of Project EM: Empowering and Employing our Community, a network providing jobseekers with all the assistance, resources, and tools they need to find work. We will learn from Erin Riehle about Project Search, a proven global cohort-based employment model that is poised to help Israelis thrive. Most importantly, we will see how the new law enables multiple government ministries to work with service providers, philanthropy, employers, self-advocates, and other stakeholders to reduce poverty and advance opportunities in Israel.

    Speakers

    Reuben D. Rotman
    President & CEO, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

    Erin Riehle, RN, MSN
    Director, Project Search

    More speakers to be announced.

    Moderator

    Jennifer Mizrahi
    Co-Founder, Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund

  • The 2022 Israeli Philanthropy Conference

    Monday, October 31, 2022 at 01:30 PM IST
    Tel Aviv

    Save the Date!

    This in-person event, held primarily in Hebrew, is a partnership between JFN Israel, Keshet-DAF, Committed to Give, the Forum of Foundations in Israel, and the Institute for Law and Philanthropy at Tel Aviv University.

    Open to JFN members and those eligible for JFN membership.

    More details coming soon!

  • Youth Philanthropy Facilitator Training

    Wednesday, November 09, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST through November 10, 2022
    New York City and Online

    Learn. Practice. Skill-up. Join Honeycomb's Facilitator Training this November!

    Don't miss out on this comprehensive training! Attendees will walk away with curriculum, tools and skills which will enable them to enhance existing Jewish youth philanthropy programs, start one in their own community or seamlessly use philanthropy in their general teen programming.

    This unique experience is designed for youth educators, lay leaders, and Jewish organizational professionals who are interested in building the next generation of changemakers -- all are welcome!

    A JFN program, Honeycomb is the leading resource for Jewish youth philanthropy.

     

  • Mission to Ethiopia and Israel

    Monday, November 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST through November 17, 2022
    Ethiopia and Israel

    The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, and JFN invite funders to a unique and historic mission.

    The story of Ethiopian Jewry has three significant elements – a rich history in Ethiopia, the waves of Aliyah which began in significant numbers in the mid-1980s with Operation Moses, and finally, settlement in Israel. This mission will help us understand how these elements weave together.

    This trip is open exclusively to funders to explore our unique role in addressing the challenge of Ethiopian Aliyah and integration into Israel. We will consider what unique opportunities exist for funders in this challenging realm.

     

    (Photo by Maxim Dinshtein for the Jewish Agency for Israel)

  • JFN 2023 International Conference

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

    Stay tuned for more details! 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.