JFN TV (Videos)

Technology & the Jewish Future: Dr. Lucy Bernholz, Joshua Foer, & Rabbi David Wolpe

At the Jewish Funders Network 2019 International Conference in San Francisco, three distinguished Jewish thinkers discussed how technology is reshaping Jewish life.

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Yossi Klein Halevi & Rabbi Noa Kushner: Nationhood, Peoplehood, and Belonging In Contemporary Society

At the JFN 2019 International Conference in San Francisco, Yossi Klein Halevi, a leading Israeli writer and analyst, and co-director of Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative, discussed the need of the Jewish people to find in its national movement a “third way” between the impulses toward tribalism/ethnocentrism or a multicultural paradigm that demands people shed their particular identities. Rabbi Noa Kushner, Founder of The Kitchen, an independent religious community in San Franciso, spoke to the possibility of another identity and group-building rubric, one centered on Jewish experience, mission and commitment. How do Jews in Israel and the Diaspora alike navigate the perplexity and complexity of these issues as the Jewish people navigate painful differences and seek a common story, a common purpose, and a common identity?

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Highlights: Dr. Tali Sharot at JFN 2019

Dr. Tali Sharot spoke at the Jewish Funders Network 2019 International Conference in San Francisco in March 2019. These are brief highlights of her talk. 

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Farewell to Retiring COO Judy Mann

Video: At the JFN 2019 International Conference, Jay Kaiman, President of The Marcus Foundation, thanks Judy Mann (retiring COO of Jewish Funders Network) on behalf of the whole JFN community, for her many years of dedicated work and wisdom.

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Video: David Rittberg Wins 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

David Rittberg, Director of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's U.S. Jewish grantmaking portfolio, was presented with the 2019 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award at the JFN 2019 International Conference in San Francisco. The award honors foundation professionals engaged in grantmaking, age 40 and under, who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in Jewish philanthropy. Felicia Herman of NATAN presented the award.

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JFN 2019 First-Time Attendees Webinar (Recorded)

JFN 2019

This webinar will empower first-time conference attendees to get as much out of the conference as you can. We discuss everything you need to know to have an enjoyable and productive experience—from the flow of a typical conference day to strategies for networking and side meetings to information about site tours and hosted dinners.

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Video: Holocaust Ignorance: Problems & Solutions

A webinar on the state of Holocaust knowledge and education in North America, with experts from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference), Yad Vashem, and the Azrieli Foundation.

On this past Yom HaShoah, the Claims Conference released the findings of a Holocaust Awareness and Knowledge Survey, conducted in the United States. The study revealed alarming gaps in knowledge; while most Americans have some level of awareness of the Holocaust, 41% of those surveyed, and two thirds of Millennials, did not know about Auschwitz, and one third of all those surveyed thought fewer than 2 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

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Video: Who Tells Your Story? Archiving Jewish Philanthropy

Jewish foundations and philanthropists have taken on a critical role in Jewish life around the world, developing visions for the future and bringing those visions to life through their giving. We need to preserve the story of this work in funders' own voices — through their own records — so that future generations of Jewish communal leaders and historians will truly understand funders' visions, values, and activities. This task has taken on new urgency in a digital age as keeping and donating your “papers” is no longer such a straightforward task.

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Securing Jewish Communities

A webinar with leaders from the Secure Community Network (SCN), an initiative of JFN member organization Jewish Federations of North America, for a briefing on the state of security in North American Jewish communities.

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Briefing: Fires Devastating the Los Angeles Jewish Community

Wildfires in greater Los Angeles have killed people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp, Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom), and Ilan Ramon Day School. In this briefing, local Jewish communal leaders discuss the impact of this disaster on the Jewish community in the region and how funders can help.

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