Funding Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup

Tuesday, January 08, 2019, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

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.

Melissa Rosen ·

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