Upcoming Events

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

  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lab – a Workshop for Parents

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 09:30 AM IST
    JFN IL Offices, Shfayim
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    The Israeli Center for Family Philanthropy is proud to invite you to a first of its kind workshop. The workshop is for parents whose children will celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the next few years (up to 3 years ahead) and are interested in incorporating values of social responsibility in the celebration and the year leading up to it.

    As part of the workshop we will present tools, ideas and opportunities to make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah an experiential learning process that includes individual and family social involvement.

    נתראה בשמחות!

  • 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

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    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 >>

  • Funding Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup

    Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 01:00 PM EST
    Online
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    Join us for a one-hour, participatory video/conference call with other JFN members who fund in the area of interfaith families.

    Opening the tent of the Jewish community comes in many forms. Some philanthropists focus on the participant: families with young children, couples, or the simply "unaffiliated." Others focus on the institutions that serve the community. Either way, the attraction is the same: make a difference and be more inclusive. For funders engaged in this work, peer learning can help us achieve more.

    As we learned from the Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and Families Matching Grant Initiative in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas, which contributed more than $3.3 million in matching funds to the field, there is a broad spectrum of intermarried families and couples as well as engagement factors to consider. A lot of good work has been done; what comes next? 

    This call is not a traditional webinar — it will be an interactive opportunity to learn and share with one another. We’ll begin with a 20-minute briefing by Jodi Bromberg, CEO at InterfaithFamily, who will discuss strategies and approaches for engaging interfaith families in Jewish life. Participants will then have an opportunity to ask questions of Jodi, share their methods and approaches, and get feedback from other participants. JFN member Laurie Franz, will moderate the discussion. 

    Please note: this webinar is for funders who are actively working on interfaith family initiatives, and is not intended to be an introductory conversation.

  • Impact Investing Virtual Meetup

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 01:00 PM EST
    Online
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    Join us for a one-hour, participatory video/conference call with other JFN members who are involved in impact investing. This is the second JFN virtual meetup on this topic, but funders who are currently impact investing are welcome whether or not they participated in the first.

    Funders have a full range of tools to invest capital for good. Some philanthropists use impact investing as a complementary tool with their grantmaking as a way to diversify their portfolio or to use the returns as a way to fund more giving. Either way, the attraction is the same: investing to make a difference. For funders engaged in this work, peer learning can help us achieve more.

    This call is not a traditional webinar — it will be an interactive opportunity to learn and share with one another.

    We’ll begin with a 20-minute briefing by two leaders from JFN member organization The Nathan Cummings Foundation, who have inspired the Jewish philanthropic world with their announcement that they would move their nearly half-billion-dollar endowment into 100% mission-aligned investments. James K. Cummings, Secretary and Trustee, and Bob Bancroft, Vice President of Finance, will briefly discuss that decision and its implementation.

    Then the floor will be open to participants, who can ask questions of James and Bob, share your own methods and approaches, and get feedback from other participants.

    Please note: This webinar is for funders who are actively working on impact investing initiatives, and is not intended to be an introductory conversation.

  • JFN 2019 International Conference (San Francisco)

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT through March 19, 2019

    View 2019 conference website >>

    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 >>

  • 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 >>