February 2, 2023

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 US and Israeli Elections: Implications on Climate Change / Developing a Collective Strategy on Ethiopian Aliyah

Amazing Turnout for our Sneak Preview of UNCHARITABLE

 AJF Study Tour - Southern California

We're Hiring / Apply Your Organization to Honeycomb's exciting iGive Initiative



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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Book Your Stay at the Biltmore Arizona

Sunday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 21

Make sure to book your room by Friday, 2/10 to take advantage of the JFN room rate.

Spring is the most beautiful time of year in Phoenix, and the Biltmore is the most glamorous hotel you could hope to spend it in. We hope you'll join us to take advantage of Arizona's mild March temperatures, the shining sun, and the amazing people you will meet in this inspirational setting.


Meet Impala

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12-1 p.m. ET 
(9-10 a.m. PT, 19-20:00 IL)

Join the more than ūüôĆ 500 ūüôĆ leaders and changemakers in Jewish philanthropy that have already registered for the launch of our partnership with impala, a groundbreaking new platform that provides access to insightful profiles of every funder and nonprofit in America: grants, impact, people, financials, and much more. Together, we‚Äôre democratizing access to the data, insights, and relationships that Jewish changemakers need to maximize their impact in America, Israel, and beyond.¬†

Thanks to generous support from Jim Joseph Foundation, Glazer Foundation, DARE Foundation, and Marcia Riklis, ALL JFN members and their grantees will get FREE, premium impala accounts! Attend the launch to get first access and learn how impala can transform your work.

Open to all! 



US and Israeli Elections: Implications on Climate Change - a Special Tu B'shvat Briefing

Online: Tuesday, February 07, 12:00 pm‚Äď1:30 ET
(9:00 am-10:30 PT, 19:00-20:30 IL) 

Join JFN’s Green Funders’ Forum for a critical conversation on climate change challenges and opportunities following the recent Israeli and US elections. This event will be held online in English. 

Speakers include: Former MK Rachel Azaria, Life & Environment, Chair, and Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Dayenu, Founder & CEO.

Developing a Collective Strategy on Ethiopian Aliyah

Online: Thursday, February 09, 12:00 pm‚Äď1:00 ET

This past November, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Goodman Foundation, JFN brought a mission of funders to Ethiopia to visit the families of Ethiopian Israelis and other Ethiopian Jews awaiting aliyah and to accompany some of them on their journey to Israel. It was a powerful experience, and JFN is committed to providing opportunities for our members to continue to explore our unique role in addressing the challenge of Ethiopian aliyah and integration in Israel. 

The first session of the new Ethiopian-Israeli Peer Network will be on Thursday, February 9, 12:00-1:00pm EST. For this session, JFN is pleased to partner with UJA-Federation of New York to discuss one such avenue of impact and action: a collective advocacy strategy in Israel around Ethiopian aliyah.  


Amazing Turnout for our Sneak Preview of UNCHARITABLE

On Monday, January 30th, JFN IL held its Winter Membership Event, a sneak preview of the film Uncharitable. It was one of the biggest Israel Membership Event to date, with over 100 members turning out to view and discuss the film.


AJF Study Tour - Southern California

MARCH 13 - 19

Join AJF for a unique opportunity to learn, share, and explore how we can develop more radical and well-resourced philanthropy. As a result of past trips, our capacity to think creatively about key aspects of Jewish life and impactful giving has been vastly amplified.

Our aim is to build long lasting and deep relationships with leaders, funders and programs in Southern California that we can collaborate with, leveraging their success to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for local context. Click here to contact Lisa Pillemer with questions.




We're Hiring a Director of Philanthropic Engagement

JFN is seeking someone with demonstrated excellence working with a variety of constituents and expertise with relationship management and community building for this full-time position in our New York City office. 

Honeycomb Launches Applications for iGive Initiative

The¬†‚ÄúiGive‚ÄĚ initiative¬†from Honeycomb is an immersive giving experience that focuses on helping Jewish youth¬†build deep connections to Israel and strong Jewish identities. Through funding directly in Israel, participants explore¬†issues they care about, create new relationships with the country of Israel and explore ongoing engagement with¬†Israel and its peoplehood.¬†

Honeycomb will work closely with each participating iGive organization providing educational curriculum, resources, funding and training to elevate and develop their philanthropy programming.

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Both Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy offer special discounts for JFN members. More about member discounts here!

Invest in women: a 2023 call to action
Lisa Eisen, eJewish Philanthropy

Grant Makers Weigh What’s Needed to Help Volunteerism Programs Thrive
 Sara Herschander, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

So What Exactly Is the Philanthrosphere, Anyway?
Philip Rojc, Inside Philanthropy