By Jack Gottleib On March 14, 2018, as a part of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) Conference, Tel Aviv will finally unveil its newest attraction, the Independence Trail, at Independence Hall in celebration of Israel’s 70th year of independence. The new trail is modeled after Boston’s Freedom Trail. It will lead visitors to 13 significant sites around City Hall and Rothschild Boulevard. The Trail will offer guided tours, a self-guided tour … [Read more...] about Tel Aviv Independence Trail: a New Philanthropic Model for Sustainable Economic Development?
Philanthropy in Israel
By Allan (Chanoch) Barkat Impact investing can transform the world of Jewish philanthropy, and Israel is becoming its key hub. When the Jerusalem-based kosher dairy restaurant ANNA, which opened in 2016, received a rave review in The New York Times last July, its success represented the intersection of a number of exciting trends: new philanthropic dollars being directed to the development of social businesses; nonprofit - government … [Read more...] about Israel’s Social Business Sector is Going Mainstream and Offering New Philanthropic Opportunities
By Dan Tadmor Happily, the monumental $100 million renewal campaign for the new Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is approaching its close. Over the course of the campaign, the museum’s various representatives have met with hundreds of potential donors, of every color and stripe, across tens of countries. Whether or not each interaction led to a philanthropic gift - and most often, of course, it did not - the very process of … [Read more...] about Why Raising Shekels Will Raise You Dollars
3,000 special education and kindergarten teachers in Israel received iPads in 2017 as part of the Athena Fund's iPad for Every Special Education Teacher program. In addition to the iPads, the teachers were provided 120 hours of techno-pedagogical training. The iPads for special education teachers were distributed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Be'er Sheva, Kfar Saba, Eilat, Kiryat Gat, Dimona, Kiryat Shmona, Tiberias, Beit She'an, Tamra and Um el-Fahm. … [Read more...] about Athena Fund Distributes iPads to 3,000 Israeli Teachers
The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Israeli philanthropist and humanitarian Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of 2018 Laureate Natalie Portman. The gift doubles the 2018 Genesis Prize Award Fund to $2 million. World renowned actress, director and social activist Natalie Portman became the 5th Genesis Prize Laureate in November 2017. In keeping with tradition established by the … [Read more...] about Israeli Philanthropist Morris Kahn Contributes $1m to Genesis Prize Natalie Portman Initiative to Empower Women