What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast

Hosted by JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny, "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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Einat Wilf: Reclaiming Zionism

Episode 33 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Author and former Knesset member Einat Wilf talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about why so many people in the world misunderstand Israel and Zionism.

 

 

 

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Eric K. Ward: Staying in the Room Together

Episode 32 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Eric K. Ward, a nationally recognized expert on authoritarian movements, hate groups and preserving inclusive democracy, talks to JFN's Andres Spokoiny about the importance of fostering respectful and open debate.

 

 

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Bret Stephens: Fostering Jewish Conversations

Episode 31 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

New York Times columnist and Sapir Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens talks with JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about the importance and limits of civil debate and making room for a diversity of opinions in a time of polarization and echo chambers.

 

 

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Jonathan Goodman & Shawna Goodman Sone: Sibling Philanthropy

Episode 30 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

Brother and sister Jonathan Goodman and Shawna Goodman Sone (a JFN board member), of the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, talk about growing up in a philanthropic family, Jewish summer camp, and their shared funding interests.

 

 

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Amy Mandel: Sharing Philanthropic Decision-making Power

Episode 29 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

In Episode 29 of "What Gives?", the Jewish philanthropy podcast, Amy Mandel of Tzedek Social Justice Fund talks about participatory grantmaking, her decision to cede power over her foundation's grantmaking decisions, and what it was like growing up the daughter of Morton Mandel, a major American Jewish philanthropist.

 

 

 

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Felicia Herman: From Jewish History to Jewish Philanthropy

Episode 28 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

In Episode 28 of "What Gives?", the Jewish philanthropy podcast, Maimonides Fund COO and Sapir Managing Editor Felicia Herman talks about "geeking out" in Jewish historical archives, the value of Jewish giving circles, the impact of the pandemic on Jewish giving and more.

 

 

 

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Danny Hakim: Sports and Social Change

Episode 27 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

In Episode 27 of "What Gives?", Danny Hakim of the Azrieli Foundation talks about the power of sports to solve social problems and bring disparate groups together. The founder of Budo for Peace (now called One Team – Sports for Social Change), Danny recently launched the Sports for Peace Coalition, a growing movement of sports for peace stakeholders in Israel.

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Fay Twersky: Philanthropy That Listens and Responds

Episode 26 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

In episode 26 of Jewish Funders Network's "What Gives?" philanthropy podcast, Fay Twersky, the President and Director of the Atlanta-based Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (and former vice president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation) talks with JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about everything from the critical role philanthropy played in the LGBTQ rights movement to participatory grantmaking, to strengthening grantmaker-grantseeker relationships.

 

 

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Georgette Bennett: Bringing Together Jews and Muslims to Help Refugees

Episode 25 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny talks to former JFN Board Chair Georgette Bennett talks about her new book, "Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By," about growing up the child of Jewish refugees, and how to forge multifaith coalitions.

 

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Eytan Stibbe: Israeli Astronaut and Philanthropist

Episode 24 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.

JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny talks to renowned Israeli fighter pilot Eytan Stibbe about his philanthropy, impact investing, and how his friend Ilan Ramon inspired him to travel to outer space.

 

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