Addressing the Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership

Most people working at Jewish nonprofits are women. But most CEOs of Jewish nonprofits—especially at the largest organizations—are men. In 2019, Leading Edge launched an investigation to better understand why that is, and how the field might begin to change it.

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JFN Members Increased and Expanded Their Giving This Year

I’m delighted to share an important new report have published documenting JFN members’ generous philanthropy during the first six months of the Covid pandemic.

Our study finds that faced with unprecedented needs, Jewish philanthropists and foundations significantly increased their giving, broadened their giving to include more grantees in areas they had not previously funded, and loosened their reporting and application requirements. And the overwhelming majority plan to continue giving at the same level or higher in the next 12 months.

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Salary Bands: Resource from Leading Edge

Salary bands are ranges of pay that provide structure to salary decisions. They encourage consistency, promote equity and fairness, and help organizations move toward more salary transparency. 

Learn more in this resource guide from our friends at Leading Edge.

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Great News About Jewish Teen Philanthropy Programs

We're excited to share a new impact report that Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) released in eJewish Philanthropy, based on studies from JTFN’s Foundation Board Incubator, generously funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund.

Give and Grow: Jewish Teen Philanthropy’s Unique, Powerful and Lasting Impact, recaps multiple studies of participants in community-based teen philanthropy programs and shows that alumni of these programs demonstrate stronger Jewish identities, a deeper connection to Jewish community, and the inspiration, skills, and confidence to become leaders and changemakers in their own communities.

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New Report on Israel's Post-Covid Social Landscape

In the aftermath of the corona crisis, what forces and trends are shaping the new social landscape in Israel? Which global processes has the crisis accelerated, and how might these affect the social fields in Israel where philanthropy plays a role? What are the long-term changes we can expect?

These large and ongoing questions continue to accompany day-to-day philanthropic work and influence our ability to make decisions about both the “here and now” and the long-term.

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Grantees and Their Funders

We are proud to share “Grantees and Their Funders,” an important new report by Professor Jack Wertheimer that is guiding JFN in our efforts to further strengthen the relationship between Jewish philanthropists and the Jewish nonprofit sector.

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Audio: Women in Israel During COVID-19

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Audio: Asylum Seekers in Israel During COVID-19

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Coronavirus Resource Page

The Coronavirus Resource Page has moved. Please visit the new version of this page here.

In this unprecedented crisis, JFN is committed to be a resource for funders and for the entire community. It is critical that we know what our fellow funders are doing and that we try, as much as possible, to coordinate responses so as to have a greater impact on the ground. In these times of quarantines and social-distancing, we can’t afford to be isolated from our partners.

To that end, we are asking JFN members to answer this very short survey about your work and COVID-19.

Our goal is to collect information and share themes, determine gaps in resources, identify where we can be helpful, and point you to resources that already exist. Ultimately, we seek to map the philanthropic response and make sure that needs are being addressed.

Please fill out this survey at your earliest convenience.

Last updated: March 23, 2020

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Philanthropy and Peoplehood


In 2012 the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education published Peoplehood Papers 7 on "Reinvigorating Jewish Peoplehood – the Philanthropic Perspective." In 2020, they decided, together with Taube Philanthropies and Jewish Funders Network, that it would be worth turning the topic on its head and dedicating an issue to "Reinvigorating Jewish Philanthropy – the Peoplehood Perspective," to explore the impact of the growing awareness to Peoplehood and its challenges on Jewish Philanthropy.

Download the full PDF, which includes essays by numerous members of the JFN family. Continue below for JFN President & CEO Andrés Spokoiny's essay. Or read it on eJewish Philanthropy.

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