National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty

The National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty is a collaborative of funders, Jewish Federations, direct service providers, researchers, media outlets, and advocates dedicated to fighting poverty in the American Jewish community. Founded in 2019, it is coordinated by Jewish Funders Network and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Sign up here. 

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Resources

Funding Briefs for Addressing Jewish Poverty During Covid

The pandemic has brought on seismic shifts in all aspects of daily life and impacted all sectors of society and tiers of professional life. But those most vulnerable among us are clearly now and in the near future facing the most dire consequences. The National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty is highlighting the efforts of Jewish human service agencies to help, looking at concrete opportunities to partner and invest in this work. In a series of funding briefs here, learn about efforts underway in addressing food insecurity, housing, jobs, mental health, older adults, and systems.

Affinity Group Videos

Our videos are organized in several playlists on the Jewish Funders Network YouTube channel. 

National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty Playlist: Contains ALL our videos.

Covid-19 Briefing Series: Eight videos of webinars held from March—November 2020, on topics ranging from Covid's impact on Jews of color to the intersection of philanthropy and government.

"Success Factors" Series: Webinar series launched in January 2021, focused on best practices in addressing Jewish poverty.

Building Community Action Plans to Address Jewish Poverty: Videos from our 2020 FedLab track.

FedLab 2020:

Building Community Action Plans to Address Jewish Poverty

Videos, discussion summary, and handouts from "Building Community Action Plans to Address Poverty," the October 27, 2020 session at Jewish Federations of North America's FedLab, facilitated by the National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty. 

JFN Covid-19 Human Services Needs & Responses Catalog

Critical information and resources, including recent National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty/JFN videos.

 

Watch "More Urgent Than Ever: Confronting Jewish Poverty in the Covid Era"

In this National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty session at the Jewish Federations of North America's 2020 GA, the CEO of Tipping Point, an NGO that combats poverty in the Bay Area of Northern California, discusses the organization’s community-based anti-poverty efforts with a senior professional at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. The session covers both organizations’ responses to COVID-19 and provide lessons for local Jewish communities as they build anti-poverty initiatives.

Jewish Poverty: Myths and Facts

Jewish Poverty: Myths and Facts (myth #1...)

Now is the Time to Do More to Fight Jewish Poverty

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Inaugural Meeting Notes

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Report: What We Know About Jewish Poverty in the U.S.

 

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