What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast

"What Gives" is a space for exploring and debating the ideas that matter in philanthropy and the Jewish community. Along the way, we'll build a deeper sense of community by sharing stories, getting to know the people in our field, and spreading ideas that can help all Jews and all givers change the world.

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Jay and Shira Ruderman: Combining Philanthropy and Advocacy

Episode 14 of "What Gives?" the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guests: Jay and Shira Ruderman, of the Ruderman Family Foundation

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James Loeffler: The Surprising Link Between Human Rights and Nationalism

Episode 13 of What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Professor James Loeffler, Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia and author of "Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the 20th Century." He is also the organizer of "How the Law Treats Hate: Antisemitism and Anti-Discrimination Reconsidered," an online conference on September 10 from 12:15-5:30 p.m. ET.

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Jay Sanderson: Producing a Post-Pandemic Jewish Future

Episode 12 of What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Jay Sanderson, President and CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Jay Sanderson talks about what he's learned so far from the Covid pandemic, what he's cooking, the time he met David Ben-Gurion — and much more!

 

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Jodi Rudoren: Can Jewish Journalism Survive?

Episode 11 of What Gives? The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Jodi Rudoren, editor in chief of the Forward

 

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Yossi Klein Halevi: Rejecting Extremism

Episode 10 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Yossi Klein Halevi, journalist and author

 

NOTE: You may also want to watch Yossi Klein Halevi in conversation with Rabbi Noa Kushner at JFN's 2019 conference.

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Helping Jews Find Meaning

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Rokhl Kafrissen: Hungry for Jewish Education

Season 2, Episode 2 of What Gives? The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Rokhl Kafrissen, a New York-based cultural critic, playwright and Tablet Magazine columnist. Follow her on Twitter at @RokhlK

 

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Barry Finestone: Shifting Strategic Approaches

Season 2, Episode 1 of of What Gives? The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Barry Finestone, president and CEO of the Jim Joseph Foundation

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Naomi Adler: Solving Jewish poverty

Episode 6 of What Gives? The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Guest: Naomi Adler, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

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Bonus Episode: At Home in the World? (Sukkot 5780)

Tonight begins the holiday of Sukkot, so I wanted to drop into your podcast feeds for a bonus episode to share a word about the holiday, and how I’m feeling about it this year.

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