January 12, 2023

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TUCSON, January 24th / PHOENIX, January 25th / SAN DIEGO, January 26th

Grantmaking Professionals Convening / Jewish Grantmaking Professionals in LA (JGPLA)

Trust-Based Philanthropy / Confronting Antisemitism through the Arts

Second session in a Two-Part Workshop on Policy Change Advocacy /  Winter Membership Event: Sneak Preview of UNCHARITABLE / US and Israeli Elections: Implications on Climate Change

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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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An Unparalleled Networking Experience: 2023 JFN International Conference

Sunday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 21

Our networking session is a guaranteed conference highlight. Don't miss the chance to meet and connect with some of the most influential and inspiring individuals in the philanthropic world. Make lasting personal and professional connections in the Lounge and the Garden, our dedicated networking spaces.

Click to register now for the 2023 JFN International Conference to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing, available now through January 31st.


Meet Impala

We are excited to invite you to an exclusive webinar with impala, a groundbreaking new platform that provides access to insightful profiles of every funder in America: grants, impact, people, financials, and much more. 

Join the official launch event to learn how you can use impala to enhance your work and hear from JFN members about their experience with it. 

JFN members and their grantees are eligible for FREE, premium access to impala for 24 months, thanks to the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation, Glazer Foundation, DARE Foundation, and Marcia Riklis. Together, let’s usher in a new era of digital transformation and collaboration across the Jewish philanthropic sector.


HOLLYWOODLAND: Behind the Scenes of the Academy Museum's New Exhibition Highlighting the Jewish Founders of Hollywood

Online: Thursday, January 12, 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. PT, 21:00–22:15 Israel)

Join CANVAS and Dara Jaffe, Associate Curator at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, for an off-the-record conversation with the makhers and makers behind the Museum's forthcoming Hollywoodland exhibition. 

With a focus on the predominantly Jewish founders of the early Hollywood studio system, the exhibition will delve into how their personal narratives shaped the distinct characteristics of the movies their respective studios produced, and contextualize the role of antisemitism in motivating their visionary efforts. 



Tuesday, January 24, 5:00–6:30 p.m. MT

We look forward to sharing a “Taste of JFN” over cocktails in advance of the 2023 JFN International Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix.  Please join us to learn how the JFN network provides a valuable resource for highly strategic and impactful philanthropy.


Wednesday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. MT

We look forward to sharing a “Taste of JFN” over wine and dessert in advance of the 2023 JFN International Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix.  Please join us to learn how the JFN network provides a valuable resource for highly strategic and impactful philanthropy.


Thursday, January 26, 6:30–8:30 p.m. PT

We look forward to an intimate gathering in advance of the 2023 JFN International Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix.  Please join us to learn how the JFN network provides a valuable resource for highly strategic and impactful philanthropy. Light dinner will be served.

This event is in partnership with the Leichtag Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, and Impact Cubed.



Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Online: Wednesday, January 18, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET (9:00–10:00 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:00 Israel)

Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. 

Facilitators will include Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC's Mike Berkowitz, Co-Founder & Principal, and Jaré Akchin, Vice President & Executive Coach

Jewish Grantmaking Professionals in LA (JGPLA)

Join us IN PERSON in Los Angeles for a JFN-members only lunch!

Friday, January 20
12pm - 1:30pm 
Canter's Deli @ 419 N. Fairfax

We will catch up and informally share updates, and discuss our goals and intentions for 2023. Please RSVP by January 18 and direct any questions to [email protected]


Exploring Trust-Based Philanthropy in the Jewish Community

Online: Wednesday, January 25, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET (9:00–10:00 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:00 Israel)

Join us for an engaging discussion with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, Fineshriber Family Foundation, and American Jewish World Service as we explore these questions, hear about what it looks like to operationalize trust-based values, and leave you with a renewed sense of understanding of the promise and potential of trust-based philanthropy.

Confronting Contemporary Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial through the Arts

Online: Thursday, January 26, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET (9:00–10:00 a.m. PT, 19:00–20:00 Israel)

Leading up to International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a conversation with Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Board Chair of the Defiant Requiem Foundation, in conversation with Murry SidlinAlexandra Zapruder, and a Defiant Requiem Teaching Ambassador. Their conversation will focus on how music and art can serve as a catalyst to fight contemporary antisemitism and Holocaust denial, and how funders can make change on this critical issue.


Addressing Social Problems at their Roots: How Philanthropy Can Change the World

JFN ISRAEL OFFICE: Thursday, January 26, 09:30–13:30 IST

We are pleased to invite JFN members to the second in a two-part workshop on how Philanthropy can incorporate policy change advocacy as an effective lever for achieving broad social impact. This meeting will be held in Hebrew, in-person, at the JFN offices in Shefayim.

Workshop 2: 
From Theory to Practice

JFN IL’s Winter Membership Event: Sneak Preview of UNCHARITABLE

Tel Aviv Museum: Monday, January 30, 18:30–22:00 IST

Join us for a festive networking event: a special sneak preview screening of the thought-provoking film: UNCHARITABLE, featuring Dan Pallotta, followed by a discussion. Watch the trailer here.

Special thanks to JFN member, Dina Rabhan, Executive Director of the film, for getting the JFN Israel members exclusive, pre-release access.


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

Online: Tuesday, February 07, 12:00 pm–1:30 ET
(9:00 am-10:30 PT, 15:00 - 16:30 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.



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 “iGive” 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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