March 30, 2023

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A Conversation with the winner of the 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA) / Fighting Online Hate / Westbury Group Annual Gathering 

What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast with Eli Paley

Seed the Dream is Hiring / Joanna Landau brings Ethical Tribing to the US / The Hadassah Foundation invites proposals for Spark Grants


2023 JFN International Conference

We're excited to share more coverage from the JFN Conference with you this week! Take a few minutes to watch these videos straight from the Plenary stage.

JFN President & CEO Andres Spokoiny's Annual Address to the JFN Conference

The 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA)

The 2023 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

JFN Members can view more videos from the Conference, including sessions featuring Ari Wallach, Josh Foer, Aviva Steinberger, Rabbi Kendell Pinkney, Darren Walker, Paula Pretlow, Eric Goldstein, Stacy Schusterman, Tegan Acton, and Jeannie Infante Sager by clicking here.


The Winner of the 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award Announced at the JFN International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona 

Creating "Future Memories" at the JFN Conference
David Suissa, The Jewish Journal

Jewish Funders Flocked to the Desert to Meet, Greet, and Be Inspired
Shannon Levitt, Arizona Jewish News


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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Calendar view of upcoming events

A Conversation with the winner of the 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA)

Monday, April 17th | 12pm-1:00pm ET; 9am-10am PT; 19:00-20:15 IT | Zoom

Join us for a conversation with the 2023 Ilia Salita ERA winner, CASJE (Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education). The ERA award recognizes and highlights research projects that can impact Jewish life in a direct and positive way.

Fighting Online Hate

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12:00pm ‚Äď 1:00pm ET; 9:00am¬†‚Äď 10:00am PT; 19:00 ‚Äď 20:00 IT¬†| Zoom

Join Speakers Mark Ginsberg from the Coalition for a Safer Web and Imran Ahmed from the Center for Countering Digital Hate for an informative webinar on combating online hate, where experts in the field will discuss the critical importance of tackling hate speech and harmful content on digital platforms. During the session, JFN members will gain insights into the latest trends and tactics used by perpetrators of online hate, as well as explore effective strategies for countering hate speech and promoting tolerance and diversity.

Westbury Group Annual Gathering

Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 4

The Westbury Group and JFN are going to Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. As with all Westbury gatherings, we will experience how heritage, history, cultural influence, leadership, and external support have reshaped the trajectory of these contrasting yet connected cities. During our four days together, we will meet the key communal players and visit the principal institutions in each city, We will examine the role that philanthropy played in these communities, from grantmaking foundations to social service and educational institutions. 


What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast with Eli Paley

Eli Paley, a businessman, social activist, and chairman of the Paley Family Foundation, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about strategies for opening our communities to the Haredi sector.

Read Paley's recent piece in Ynetnews, A Haredi's Perspective: I Refuse to Take Part in this Divisive Battle


Seed the Dream Foundation is hiring a Senior Program Officer. Working closely within Seed the Dream Foundation’s US team, the Senior Program Officer will be a key contributor to the Foundation’s US grantmaking process. The Senior Program Officer will report to the US Program Director.


Joanna Landau will be touring US cities with her recently published and best selling book Ethical Tribing: Connecting the Next Generation to Israel in the Digital Era. To receive more information about these events in events in San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and New York, visit Ethical Tribing. Landau was recently interviewed by Jewish Chicago and spoke about the important topic that the book seeks to address.


The Hadassah Foundation invites emerging Israeli and U.S organizations addressing gender equity to apply for its new $20,000 Spark grant by May 1, 2023. The grant is limited to organizations that are 7 years old or younger and that have annual budgets of $250,000 or less (if in the U.S.) or $200,000 or less (if in Israel). Learn more in the RFP or visit

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Ford Foundation CEO Says Philanthropists ‚Äėhave missed the mark‚Äô in Addressing Extreme Rhetoric
Melissa Weiss, eJewish Philanthropy

New Climate Finance Database Offers an Early Glimpse of AI’s Role in Philanthropy
Michael Kavate, Inside Philanthropy

Monthly Giving Can Help Nonprofits Weather Economic Uncertainty. Here’s How to Do It Well
Rasheeda Childress, Chronicle of Philanthropy