October 5, 2023


Unlock the Power of Your Network with Paths by impala

In the philanthropic world, we all know how difficult it can be to build the right relationships to land that next big win. That’s why impala built Paths, their groundbreaking new networking and relationship cultivation product. Paths reveals how you are connected to any organization or decision maker in the social impact sector. Whether you want to partner with a peer for a co-funding initiative, or reach out to a prospective board member, Paths can get you there.

Attend this session on October 17th at 12pm EDT to learn all about this powerful new product to help you find and connect with those who can maximize your philanthropic impact.

Paths can directly connect you with prospective grantees for continued due diligence, help you collaborate with peers more efficiently by bypassing networking roadblocks, provide key capacity-building capabilities for your existing grantees, and chart your existing connections to high-impact individuals across the social impact sector

Thanks to impala’s partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, all JFN members and their grantees can enjoy an exclusive, generous discount to Paths.

Sharing Narratives of ‘Normalcy’ Can Help Debunk Misconceptions about Jews

What do horns on a head and wealth in a community have in common? Both are persistent yet misguided perceptions about Jews, many of which have been shaped by media portrayals. JFN's Executive Vice President Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu reflects on her personal encounters with stereotypes and dives deep into how the media's portrayal of Jews, especially regarding wealth, stands in stark contrast to actual statistics. With over 1 in 5 Jewish households in America being economically insecure, it's time to challenge the dominant narrative.

The JFN West Regional Convening

There are only three weeks left to register for the JFN West 2023 Regional Convening. If you're planning to stay with us, today is the FINAL day to book your hotel at the special JFN group rate. Secure your spot and take advantage of this exclusive offer now!


Click here to see all upcoming events

  • Nominations are now open for the the 2024 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award (ERA) and J.J. Greenberg Memorial Award! Learn more about the ERA here, or nominate a worthy research project here. Learn more about the Greenberg Award here, or nominate a foundation professional here. Both awards will be presented at the JFN 2024 International Conference in Tel Aviv.
  • Honeycomb Executive Director Danielle Segal breaks down Honeycomb's new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation for Giving," explaining that teens in Jewish youth philanthropy become active leaders grounded in Jewish values. Read more here.
  • Learn new skills in facilitation and get all the tools you need to enhance youth philanthropy programs (or start one in your own community) at Honeycomb’s Facilitator Training.
  • We are only weeks away from opening registration from the JFN 2024 International Conference. Keep an eye out for more updates about registration and more!
  • A sponsorship makes it possible for JFN to provide the kind of high-quality programs and speakers we are known for. Sponsorship is also an opportunity for your organization to reach our vibrant community of individuals with the resources, know-how, and social capital to make a difference.  Don't wait, some benefits are limited in quantity and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Explore the possibilities in this brochure

Share YOUR News

Share your news, job postings, and non-fundraising events with the more than 6,000 people who receive this newsletter! Submit for consideration two or three sentences, an image, and any relevant links to [email protected]. We publish items from current JFN members only.


Both Chronicle of Philanthropy and Inside Philanthropy offer special discounts for JFN members. More about member discounts here!

85 Percent of Wealthy Households Gave to Charity in 2022, Study Finds
Philanthropy News Digest

Foundation Salaries Aren’t Keeping Up With Rising Prices
Sara Herschander, Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Forbes Philanthropy Score 2023: How Charitable Are The Richest Americans?
Phoebe Liu, Forbes