JFN Israel Volunteer Day

More than 50 participants from 15 different families came together last week for a lively JFN Israel members' family volunteer day at the Israeli Center for Guide Dogs.

Throughout the day participants (ranging in age from 4 months to over 70) learned about the Center's work training dogs to help individuals who are visually impaired, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or experiencing other special needs. They also did a simulation exercise to experience what it feels like to be visually impaired and made special chew toys for the puppies.

The gathering was just one of many in-person events through JFN Israel's Center for Family Philanthropy, which also offers a variety of lectures, discussions, affinity groups, and networking opportunities, including a special series for families that are newly wealthy and an upcoming Young Funders Forum program for the High Holidays.