Inside the mind of Andres Spokoiny

By Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal, November 18, 2015

As president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN), Andres Spokoiny offers guidance and advice regarding the expenditure of billions of Jewish philanthropic dollars. Based in New York, the Argentinian-born Spokoiny helps shape the philanthropic visions of more than 1,500 funders from the U.S., Israel and Europe. Before joining JFN, he served as the CEO of Federation CJA in Montreal and lived in Paris for 12 years as Northwest Europe’s regional director for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). He talked to the Journal recently about why he dropped out of rabbinical school, the role of philosophy in philanthropy and the biggest crisis facing the Jewish world...

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