Upcoming Events

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

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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.

  • Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT
    Online
    details & rsvp

    12 p.m. ET/ 9 am PT/ 18:00 Israel

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals. This event usually takes place on the second Wednesday of every month.

     

    This month's speaker:

    Daniel Stid
    Program Director, U.S. Democracy Program
    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

    Facilitators:

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

    Tamar Frydman
    Director, Peer Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

  • The Journeys of Jewish Educators (Second in a Three-Part Series)

    Monday, November 15, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST
    Online
    details & rsvp

    12:30 - 1:45 pm ET | 9:30 - 10:45 am PT | 19:30 - 20:45 IL

    JFN and CASJE (Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) present the three-part webinar series: "Career Trajectories of Jewish Educators: Key Findings for the Funding Community."

    Join CASJE’s Managing Director, Dr. Arielle Levites, members of the Career Trajectories research team, and funders in the space of Jewish education for a high-level presentation of key findings and a facilitated discussion foregrounding the unique questions, concerns, and opportunities of the funding community to translate research into practice and policy. These webinars will be of interest to foundations that support both Jewish and general education. You can sign up for an individual session, or register for all three.

    Session 2: "Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Journeys of Jewish Educators"

    Speakers:

    Rachel Mohl Abrahams
    Senior Advisor for Education Grants and Programs
    Mayberg Foundation

    Arielle Levites, PhD
    Managing Director, CASJE- Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education

    Wendy Rosov, PhD
    Founder and Principal, Rosov Consulting

    Additional Sessions in This Series

  • How Climate Change Intersects with Other Funding Areas (Second in a Five-Part Series)

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
    Online
    details & rsvp

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 p.m. ET, 9-10:30 a.m. PT

    It’s not just about the weather — the growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of all philanthropic aims. All aspects of society will be affected and we can use our philanthropy to make a difference. We have less than 10 years to act, and all funders -- whatever their mission and field of expertise —  can have an immense potential for positive impact. It’s time to plan our role as individual philanthropists and collectively - We owe it to future generations.

    Join JFN’s Green Funders Forum for “Global Warning: Climate Change and Jewish Philanthropy,” a five-part series. This is particularly timely in light of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

    Participants will be eligible for a free consultation meeting to explore personal philanthropic strategies around this issue.  

    Participants are encouraged -- although not required -- to attend the entire five-part series.

    Session 2 - How Climate Change Intersects with Other Funding Areas

    Tuesday, November 16, (19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 p.m. ET, 9-10:30 a.m. PT

    Join us to learn together (and in breakout groups) how climate change intersects with most funding areas  -- such as advancing marginalized populations, shared society, poverty, refugees, employment, education, women’s rights, national security, and more.  

    Speakers and other details for this session TBD.

    Green Funders Forum is a JFN peer network that brings together dozens of funders and foundation representatives from Israel and throughout the Jewish world with experts from academia, the government, and the philanthropic sector for learning, sharing, consultation, and skill-building in various subjects related to environmental protection in Israel. Watch Green Funders Forum videos here.

    This event is open to all funders.

    If you would like to participate but are not a JFN member, please email [email protected]

    Upcoming sessions in the series:
    (Speakers and other details coming soon)

     

    Who Are the Leading Activists and Nonprofits Addressing Climate Change? 

    Monday, December 13

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

     


    Philanthropic Responses, Lessons & Opportunities to Have a Positive Impact on Climate Change

    Monday, January 10

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

     


    Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Monday, February 14

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

  • Unprecedented New Findings on Jews with Disabilities: What Does It Mean for the Future?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 01:00 PM EST
    online
    details & rsvp

    1-2 p.m. ET/ 10-11 a.m. PT/ 20:00-21:00 Israel

    Join us for an exclusive presentation and facilitated discussion as we dive into the results of three major new studies on Jewish disability inclusion in the workforce. We will discuss:

    • Successful models from Jewish human service agencies for increasing employment for people with disabilities; 
    • What Leading Edge has learned about Jews and others with disabilities who work at Jewish organizations and where progress has been made;
    • Findings from RespectAbility's major study on the inclusion of Jews with disabilities inside Jewish groups;
    • Big picture takeaways on where we go from here so that Jews and others with disabilities can thrive both inside and out of Jewish institutions. 

    This presentation will be live-captioned, and there will be an American Sign Language interpreter present as well.

    Speakers

    Gali Cooks
    President & CEO
    Leading Edge

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

    Meagan Buren
    President
    Buren Research and Communications, LLC

    Jennifer Mizrahi
    President
    RespectAbility

    Matan A. Koch (Moderator) 
    Director of RespectAbility California & Jewish Leadership
    RespectAbility

     

     

     

    This event is made possible through the generosity of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund in honor of RespectAbility.

     

  • Civil Society’s Game-Changing Strategies (Third in a Five-Part Series)

    Monday, December 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
    Online
    details & rsvp

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

    It’s not just about the weather — the growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of all philanthropic aims. All aspects of society will be affected and we can use our philanthropy to make a difference. We have less than 10 years to act, and all funders -- whatever their mission and field of expertise —  can have an immense potential for positive impact. It’s time to plan our role as individual philanthropists and collectively - We owe it to future generations.

    Join JFN’s Green Funders Forum for “Global Warning: Climate Change and Jewish Philanthropy,” a five-part series. This is particularly timely in light of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

    Participants will be eligible for a free consultation meeting to explore personal philanthropic strategies around this issue.  

    Participants are encouraged -- although not required -- to attend the entire five-part series.

    Session 3 - Civil Society’s Game-Changing Strategies

    Monday, December 13, (19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

    Explore inspiring influential models of civil society,  get to know some of the key players in the field, and examine the diversity of needed actions.

    Speakers and other details for this session TBD.

    Green Funders Forum is a JFN peer network that brings together dozens of funders and foundation representatives from Israel and throughout the Jewish world with experts from academia, the government, and the philanthropic sector for learning, sharing, consultation, and skill-building in various subjects related to environmental protection in Israel. Watch Green Funders Forum videos here.

    This event is open to all funders.

    If you would like to participate but are not a JFN member, please email [email protected]

    Upcoming sessions in the series:
    (Speakers and other details coming soon)

     

    Philanthropic Responses, Lessons & Opportunities to Have a Positive Impact on Climate Change

    Monday, January 10

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

     


    Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Monday, February 14

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

  • Analyzing the Labor Market for Jewish Educators (Third in a Three-Part Series)

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST
    Online
    details & rsvp

    12:30 - 1:45 pm ET | 9:30 - 10:45 am PT | 19:30 - 20:45 IL

    JFN and CASJE (Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) present the three-part webinar series: "Career Trajectories of Jewish Educators: Key Findings for the Funding Community."

    Join CASJE’s managing director, Dr. Arielle Levites, members of the Career Trajectories research team, and funders in the space of Jewish education for a high-level presentation of key findings and a facilitated discussion foregrounding the unique questions, concerns, and opportunities of the funding community to translate research into practice and policy. These webinars will be of interest to foundations that support both Jewish and general education. You can sign up for an individual session, or register for all three.

    Supply and Demand: Analyzing the Labor Market for Jewish Educators

    Tuesday, December 14 from 12:30 - 1:45 pm ET | 9:30 - 10:45 am PT | 19:30 - 20:45 IL

    Speakers:

    Stacie Cherner
    Director of Learning and Evaluation
    Jim Joseph Foundation

    Arielle Levites, PhD
    Managing Director, CASJE- Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education

    Alex Pomson, PhD
    Principal and Managing Director, Rosov Consulting

     

    Additional Sessions in This Series

  • Philanthropic Responses, Lessons and Opportunities (Fourth in a Five-Part Series)

    Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
    Online
    details & rsvp

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

    It’s not just about the weather — the growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of all philanthropic aims. All aspects of society will be affected and we can use our philanthropy to make a difference. We have less than 10 years to act, and all funders -- whatever their mission and field of expertise —  can have an immense potential for positive impact. It’s time to plan our role as individual philanthropists and collectively - We owe it to future generations.

    Join JFN’s Green Funders Forum for “Global Warning: Climate Change and Jewish Philanthropy,” a five-part series. This is particularly timely in light of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

    Participants will be eligible for a free consultation meeting to explore personal philanthropic strategies around this issue.  

    Participants are encouraged -- although not required -- to attend the entire five-part series.

    Session 4 - Philanthropic Responses, Lessons and Opportunities 

    Monday, January 10, (19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

    Explore interesting and innovative models of philanthropic responses to climate change.

    Speakers and other details for this session TBD.

    Green Funders Forum is a JFN peer network that brings together dozens of funders and foundation representatives from Israel and throughout the Jewish world with experts from academia, the government, and the philanthropic sector for learning, sharing, consultation, and skill-building in various subjects related to environmental protection in Israel. Watch Green Funders Forum videos here.

    This event is open to all funders.

    If you would like to participate but are not a JFN member, please email [email protected]

    Upcoming sessions in the series:
    (Speakers and other details coming soon)

     

    Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Monday, February 14

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

  • Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here? (Fifth in a Five-Part Series)

    Monday, February 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST
    Online
    details & rsvp

    19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

    It’s not just about the weather — the growing climate emergency presents a serious risk to the pursuit of all philanthropic aims. All aspects of society will be affected and we can use our philanthropy to make a difference. We have less than 10 years to act, and all funders -- whatever their mission and field of expertise —  can have an immense potential for positive impact. It’s time to plan our role as individual philanthropists and collectively - We owe it to future generations.

    Join JFN’s Green Funders Forum for “Global Warning: Climate Change and Jewish Philanthropy,” a five-part series. This is particularly timely in light of November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

    Participants will be eligible for a free consultation meeting to explore personal philanthropic strategies around this issue.  

    Participants are encouraged -- although not required -- to attend the entire five-part series.

    Session 5 - Climate Change and Us: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Monday, February 14, (19:00-20:30 IL, 12-1:30 pm ET, 9:00-10:30 am PT

    An interactive discussion on the role of the Jewish philanthropic community: What can we do, individually and collectively?

    Speakers and other details for this session TBD.

    Green Funders Forum is a JFN peer network that brings together dozens of funders and foundation representatives from Israel and throughout the Jewish world with experts from academia, the government, and the philanthropic sector for learning, sharing, consultation, and skill-building in various subjects related to environmental protection in Israel. Watch Green Funders Forum videos here.

    This event is open to all funders.

    If you would like to participate but are not a JFN member, please email [email protected]

  • JFN 2022 International Conference

    Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT through March 29, 2022
    Palm Beach

    Save the Date! More details coming soon.