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Welcome and Opening Plenary (9:00 - 10:00 am PT)

Tzivia Schwartz Getzug Director, JFN West

Our Roadmap for Today 
Andrés Spokoiny, President and CEO, JFN

Opening Plenary: Inspiring Philanthropic Growth in the Face of Crises. A Time of Expanding Need and Constricting Resources

Cintra Pollack, JFN Board Member

The Big Picture: Philanthropy During Crisis 
Dr. Una Osili

Philanthropic Responses - What We Saw, What We Learned, and What We Will Carry Forward… or Not 
A conversation with Una Osili, Rachel Levin and Alexandra Shabtai, moderated by Andrés Spokoiny


Networking Break (10:00 - 10:15 am PT)


Interactive Workshop Session: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Jewish Philanthropy in the West (10:15 - 11:00 am PT)

How do we ensure that the leadership of our organizations reflects the demographics of our community, diversify decision making, and transform philanthropy by reallocating power?

Introduction and Framing
Mark Reisbaum, Facilitator and Philanthropic Advisor


  • Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director, Jews of Color Initiative
  • Elana Schuldt, President and CEO, Rodan Family Foundation
  • Jon Marker, Senior Program Officer, Jim Joseph Foundation


Networking Break (11:00 - 11:15 am PT)


Interactive Workshop Session 2: Jewish Organizations in the West: Strategies for Supporting Them in the "New Normal" (11:15 am - 12:05 pm PT)

Introduction and Framing
Daryl Messinger, JFN member and immediate past chair of the North American board of trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism

Case Studies

Community Organizations: JCC’s 
Tamara Abrams, JFN Member, Board President of the East Bay JCC
Zach Bodner, CEO Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, Calif.

Youth Services: Jewish Camps 
Julie Platt, JFN Member, Chair of the Board, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Jewish Federations of North America
Margalit Rosenthal, West Coast Regional Director, Foundation for Jewish Camp

Jewish Arts and Culture 
Adene Sacks, Philanthropic Adviser and Social Strategist, Executive Committee, CANVAS: Jewish Arts and Culture Collaborative
Lou Cove, Founder and CEO, CANVAS – a Jewish Arts and Culture Giving Collaborative


Transition (12:05 - 12:10 pm PT)


Panic, Pivots, and Transformation: What the Golden Calf Can Teach Us During the Pandemic (12:10 - 1:00 pm PT) 

Communal crisis exposes new and old limitations while inviting creativity and growth. Together we will consider the incident of the Golden Calf to explore how the Jewish community can best rise to meet the challenges created by the current pandemic.

Introduction and Framing
Sean Ostrovsky, Senior Program Officer, The Rosaline and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Rabbi Mary Zamore


Closing (12:55 - 1:00 pm) 

Jared Stein, Instrumental Music Director at DeToledo High School, Music Director at Brandeis Collegiate Institute, and band leader for Nashuva spiritual community.