How Venture Philanthropy is Transforming Israel's Periphery (NYC & livestreamed)

Monday, February 12, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
NYC (address emailed upon RSVP)

Venture philanthropy and social investment are about matching the soul of philanthropy with the spirit of investment, resulting in a high-engagement and long-term approach to creating social impact. But it's hard to truly understand philanthropic models in the abstract; we need examples. What does venture philanthropy look like in practice?

The Shahaf Foundation, a philanthropic partnership (and the 2016 winner of JFN's Shapiro prize for excellence in philanthropic collaboration), is an illustrative example of venture philanthropy. The founding partners joined together to create Young Social Action Communities, a model in which passionate young adults move into underprivileged towns to help reduce socioeconomic inequality and strengthen Israeli society. 

Join us for a lunch-and-learn exploring the power of venture philanthropy. We'll hear from experts and young Israeli leaders who have spearheaded mission-driven communities that are transforming Israel's periphery.


  • Dr. Haia Jamshy, CEO, The Shahaf Foundation
  • Hadas¬†Goldman, Co-Founder & CEO of Tarbut Movement,¬†an Israeli organization that brings artists from all fields of art to live and work in low-income cities throughout the country.
  • Yuval Bdolah, CEO & Founder of Tozeret Ha'aretz, a program in collaboration with the Israeli Government in the city of Lod.

The program will begin promptly at 12:00pm, and a light kosher lunch will be offered at 1:00pm.

Shira Uriarte · · 212-726-0177 x205

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