February 16, 2023

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Contribute a Quote for the JFN Conference / View our Newly Update Workshop Schdule - Register Now! / Climate Change, Community, and Social Action: A Hands-On Pre-Conference Site Visit

The Road to Reproductive Rights

Honeycomb Releases its new Inclusion Guide

Jim Joseph Foundation: Today’s Investments for Future Impact / Maimonides Fund is Hiring



Unless otherwise indicated, events listed are limited to JFN members and those eligible for JFN membership. Eligible non-members must request permission and can attend a limited number of member events.

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We hope you'll join the JFN community in supporting the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. A series of earthquakes have devastated southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. Thousands of casualties have been reported, and reports of their number to grow. Please join us in contributing to relief for the victims through one of the following organizations:

IsraAID's team is on the ground, distributing urgently needed relief and winter items and assess broader emergency needs in affected communities.

World Jewish Relief is working with its local partner to provide immediate assistance to the most vulnerable people in Turkey and Syria, including safe shelter and warm blankets for people whose homes have been destroyed, and food to prevent malnutrition. They will continue to assess and respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs.

The Multifaith Alliance is prioritizing the distribution of the following throughout northwest Syria: Essential medicines, medical supplies, emergency food relief, warm clothing.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is focusing on the most urgent needs, providing temporary shelter, heating, thermal clothes, food, and medical support to the most vulnerable victims in Turkey.

United Hatzalah of Israel is sending medical supplies and relief teams consisting of crisis responders, doctors, paramedics, and EMTs to help the thousands in need in Turkey.​​​​​​ 

Nominations are Open for the JFN Board

The JFN Nominating Committee welcomes nominations for new JFN Board members. To serve on the board an individual must be a member of JFN in good standing. We are looking for individuals who represent diverse geographic, age, gender, and racial demographics. In addition, we welcome people who bring a variety of skill sets and knowledge to the board. The board meets 4 times a year and many board members serve on subcommittees in areas of interest.

2023 JFN International Conference

Contribute a Quote for the JFN Conference

We’re excited for our upcoming annual conference. So far, we have over 550 registrants and an amazing array of sessions and speakers. But, as always, the most important thing is to get people to connect and think deeply and differently about their philanthropy, about how their work can make a difference in the Jewish World and beyond. 

This year, we are preparing a series of prompts to put people in that frame of mind, and also to collect some wisdom from our members and partners. For that we are asking you to, in one sentence, complete the following phrase:


The quotes will be projected, with your name, on different screens around the conference venue.

Please, submit your quotes by March 1.

View our Newly Update Workshop Schdule

Sunday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 21

Make sure you visit our updated Conference schedule to see newly announced workshops. Visit our event website and start getting excited for these important sessions and more.

Climate Change, Community, and Social Action: A Hands-On Pre-Conference Site Visit

Sunday, March 19, 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a special pre-conference site visit focusing on climate change and community action in Phoenix. We will join the leaders of Arizona Jews for Justice to provide aid for the homeless population suffering from the severe effects of extreme heat and engage in a conversation with climate refugees seeking asylum from areas hit by climate change at a local partner church. 

Keynote speakers will include Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz and Eddie Chavez Calderon of Arizona Jews For Justice. 

Pre-registration is required. This event is free thanks to the co-sponsoring of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation and the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation.​


The Road to Reproductive Rights

Online: Wednesday, March 01, 12:00 pm–1:00 ET
(9:00 am-10:00 PT, 19:00-20:00 IL) 

As attacks on gender and reproductive equity continue, hear from leaders at NARAL, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, and the National Network of Abortion Funds. During this panel, they will discuss the road ahead for reproductive rights, the strategies to protect abortion care, and how we can get involved.

Speakers include: Oriaku Njoku Executive Director, National Network of Abortion Funds, Mini Timmaraju President, NARAL, and Jill E. Adams Executive Director, If/When/How


Impala & JFN Launch Partnership

Last week, JFN launched its partnership with impala in impressive fashion. Hundreds joined us on Zoom to learn about impala and how their JFN membership grants them premium access to its game-changing features. 

Thanks to generous support from Jim Joseph FoundationGlazer FoundationDARE Foundation, and Marcia Riklis, ALL JFN members and their grantees get FREE, premium impala accounts. Click here to sign up.

If you are interested in getting premium access to impala through JFN membership but are not currently a member (and would like to be), click here.

Honeycomb Releases the new Inclusion Guide

Jewish youth philanthropy offers the unique opportunity to engage in Jewish identity formation, teamwork, Jewish values exploration, civil discourse, grantmaking, and leadership skills. 

These wonderful benefits can —and should— be open to all types of learners in our communities. Honeycomb is delighted to present this Inclusion Guide that offers advice, concrete examples and best practices in creating an inclusive environment for different types of learners in your Jewish youth philanthropy program.


Jim Joseph Foundation: Today’s Investments for Future Impact

How a Network Organization Leads a Field, from Program Officer Jenna Hanauer.

Maimonides Fund is hiring a Grants Manager

The Grants Manager will provide support in a fast-paced office that will include managing GivingData, the grants management system, and supporting its use by employees and by prospective and current grantees.

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