For the duration of the crisis, JFN will be sending regular updates highlighting philanthropic needs and opportunities for action as they emerge. These include:
- Please watch yesterday's briefing, featuring a conversation with the Hostages and Missing Families Forum, who went into detail about ways to help the hostages being held in Gaza. Click here to watch a recording of the briefing
- Regular dispatches from our President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny, which can be found here
- Recordings of our Zoom briefings, which can be found here
- Our list of vetted agencies and nonprofits, which is updated daily, can be found here
JFN Members can take advantage of the JFN Concierge Service to find support and advice customized to their specific needs. Members looking to respond to the crisis can utilize the Concierge Service to be connected with other members working toward the same goal, to find resources provided by our partners in the secular philanthropic space, and much more. Contact [email protected].
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST; 9:00am-10:15am PST; 20:00-21:15 IST
Now more than ever, we are seeing the need to empower the next generation to be givers and changemakers. Join us in advance of Hanukkah to call on the strength of our tradition of giving to support us through this difficult time and engage our families in bringing hope through philanthropy.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST; 10:00am-11:00am PST; 20:00-21:00 IST
Gali Cooks, President and CEO of Leading Edge, will brief JFN members on the emerging needs and concerns of staff members at Jewish organizations in North America since the Hamas attacks of October 7. Using data from Leading Edge's 2023 Employee Experience Survey along with insights gathered from the field, Cooks will discuss how the employee experience at Jewish organizations has (and has not) changed in the past several weeks since the crisis in Israel began.
She will offer specific recommendations for foundation professionals and for funders to support their employees (and grantees' employees) so that people feel cared for and are able to work effectively under challenging circumstances.
As we announced previously, JFN has cancelled, adjusted, or postponed its immediate slate of regular programming as we focus on working to help our members respond to the crisis in Israel.
Some programs, like the JFN West Regional Convening, will go on as scheduled, and are being adapted to respond to the crisis. For more information, please visit our website, or contact Tzivia Schwartz Getzug at [email protected].Share