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JFN Member Daryl Messinger to Become First Female Chair of Union for Reform Judaism

She will become the first woman to hold the top lay leadership position in the URJ, which covers 900 synagogues and 1.5 million Jews in North America, according to a URJ release issued June 30.

The Difference of a Year

In Part 3 of a series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy in eJewish Philanthropy, Briana Holtzman, Program Director of JTFN’s Teen Foundation Board Incubator, discusses several of the less obvious benefits of Jewish teen philanthropy programs.

JFN Mourns with Charleston

We and our members at the Jewish Funders Network are profoundly saddened by the horrific attack that claimed the lives of nine African American churchgoers on Wednesday night at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

Making the Investment

In Part 2 of a series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy in eJewish Philanthropy, Mark Levitt, founder and director of Leveling the Playing Field, explains why "volunteering and youth engagement in philanthropy isn’t only an experience to be appreciated in the moment

Impact of Recent Flooding in Greater Houston Jewish Community

On Memorial Day weekend/Shavuot, an unnamed rain storm hit Houston, inundating neighborhoods in and around the Braes Bayou. Hardest hit was the Jewish community, with hundreds of Jewish homes flooded and water significantly affecting three congregations.

Back to childhood for a day – or more

Every time I go back to Argentina my mother makes me feel like a child. She reminds me to button up my coat, impervious to the fact that I survive quite well during the other 350 days of the year, many of which I spent in freezing temperatures.

Keeping the World's Food Supply Secure

For millions of people, the food they eat could kill them. But they may not have a choice. Daniel Chamovitz  has made it his mission to change that.

How Funders Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Scale

Nonprofits don’t have discrete ambitions. They want to quickly grow their seed money so they can expand programs that have both a measurable and meaningful impact. It’s one way philanthropists define “scale.”

But it is often a lot easier said than done.

Why Site Visits Matter

The following post is written by Beth Zwick , Senior Program Officer of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and originally appeared on the Council on Foundations website.