May 4, 2023

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How the Jewish Funders Network Builds Knowledge and Connections

JFN's Sigal Yaniv Feller Speaks at the GA's Session on Israeli Philanthropy 

Grantmaking Monthly Professionals

JFN IL Center for Family Philanthropy - Family Volunteer Day / Growing Up with Wealth & Giving in the Family - Succession Planning / Young Funders Forum Meets Qudra / Gender Violence in Israeli Society

JFN is Hiring / Honeycomb is Hiring / Honeycomb Parent Survey

From the Field (Curated Articles)

How the Jewish Funders Network Builds Knowledge and Connections

Learn more about how JFN is helping to drive impactful change. Our leadership and members spoke with Inside Philanthropy about the organization's growth, goals, and the many things that JFN membership brings.

JFN's Sigal Yaniv Feller Speaks at the GA's Session on Israeli Philanthropy

JFN Israel Executive Director Sigal Yaniv Feller joined entrepreneurs at the General Assembly in a session about Israeli philanthropy, with an eye towards innovative models. They discussed the trends, the characteristics, and the growing scale of Israeli philanthropy, as well as the opportunities for communities around the world to collaborate with Israeli philanthropy. 

Sigal joined Yadin Kaufmann and Orni Petruschka in the session, which was moderated by General Assembly Co-Chair and JFN Board Member Shawna Goodman Sone.


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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Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening

Wednesday, May 17 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET; 9:00am – 10:00am PT; 19:00 – 20:00 IT | Zoom

Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. Facilitated by Mike Berkowitz and Jaré Akchin of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies.


JFN IL Center for Family Philanthropy - Family Volunteer Day

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 | 9:30am – 1:00pm IDT |
Hakfar Hayarok

The Center for Family Philanthropy is happy to invite JFN members, together with their families, to a family volunteer day. Together with “Venatata” we will establish a therapeutic garden for the children of the boarding school. The activity will be suitable for all ages and will enable a hands-on and enriching experience of giving.

*This event is intended for Funders and their families only.

Growing Up with Wealth & Giving in the Family - Succession Planning

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm IDT |

We are pleased to invite you to this special workshop facilitated by Dr. Tamar Milo. The workshop will provide a safe and intimate space to deal with core issues of next gen engagement and succession planning.

This event is for funders only and will be held in Hebrew.

Young Funders Forum Meets Qudra

Tuesday, June 7, 2023 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm IDT |
Ramat Hasharon

JFN’s Young Funders Forum* invites its members to a meeting with the young funders of Qudra – Arab Philanthropists Network, to get acquainted and to catch up.

*Young Funders Forum is intended for funders-only, aged approximately 30-50.

The meeting will be held in Hebrew.

Gender Giving Forum- Gender Violence in Israeli Society

Tuesday, June 19, 2023 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm IDT |

The Gender Giving Forum invites members of the network to an in-depth learning session on gender violence. Gender violence is a severe social issue evident across all parts of Israeli society, in which women, children, the family, and society as a whole are harmed. The extent of the phenomenon in Israeli society requires a comprehensive discussion on the social, legal, and economic implications.

We will learn about multi-sector intervention programs and explore the unique response that the philanthropic community can give in terms of prevention, policy change, and eradicating the phenomenon.


We are Hiring

JFN is hiring a Senior Manager, Philanthropic Engagement (MPE), a full-time, external-facing position who will work to cultivate new members, retain existing ones, and offer value for membership. We are looking for someone who enjoys growing relationships and networks. As part of this effort, the MPE will create and foster JFN’s Young Funder base through programming and engagement. This is an in-person position in New York City.

Honeycomb is hiring a Program and Education Director and a Communications and Engagement Manager.

The Program and Education Director will serve as the lead staff-person responsible for field-wide initiatives serving to grow and strengthen the field of Jewish youth philanthropy. This position will work closely with other members of the Honeycomb team to create, implement, evaluate, and continually improve programs and educational resources. Click here for more.

The Communications and Engagement Manager will own the external messaging of Honeycomb, managing outgoing communications, website and all social media. Click here for more.

Honeycomb is excited to release brand new research: “Parents Reflect: Honeycomb Parent Survey”

Honeycomb’s Parent Survey explores the attitudes and priorities of parents to gain a deeper understanding of their perspectives, knowledge, and behaviors regarding their teen’s involvement in Jewish youth philanthropy programs. The survey data provides key insights into families’ Jewish engagement and philanthropic skill development.


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