By Wayne Green The New Year is the start of conference and summit circuits. As the Jewish Teen Funders Network finalizes its programming for the JTFN Summit 2019 in San Francisco, I reflect on the importance of how we as professionals learn and why this JTFN Summit is taking on a new approach to understanding how we impact Jewish teen engagement and identity. In Jewish teen philanthropy programs today, professionals are tasked not with the … [Read more...] about Engage, Empower and Experience with us at the JTFN Summit 2019
Jewish Funders Network
Registration is now open for the JTFN Summit 2019.
Engage, empower, experience. That is what will be happening for professionals in the wider field of Jewish teen philanthropy programming and engagement at the JTFN Summit 2019 in San Francisco, CA, March 17-19, 2019. Through two and a half days of workshops, interactive sessions and plenaries, Summit attendees will learn with leaders in the field and guest speakers, as well as have time to … [Read more...] about Registration is Open for the JTFN Summit 2019
in San Francisco
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (Israel), in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, has created a $1 million matching grant initiative to help build the ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship in Israel and generate a greater ongoing philanthropic commitment to the field. Impact entrepreneurship describes an intentional approach to addressing unmet social and environmental needs, alongside a measurable financially sustainable business … [Read more...] about Call for Applications: Building the Ecosystem of Impact Entrepreneurship in Israel
In the aftermath of the brutal and tragic terrorist attack on the Tree of Life * Or L'Simcha, Dor Hadash, and New Light congregations, the Pittsburgh Jewish community is only beginning a journey of mourning and recovery. The community faces urgent needs related to security, trauma therapy, and more. While funders must think long-term about security in every Jewish community, for the moment the Jewish world must pay special attention to … [Read more...] about Briefing: Pittsburgh Jewish Communal Immediate Needs
By Andrés Spokoiny
[A message shared this morning by Andrés to the JFN community. Shared simultaneously, with permission, to eJP's readers.]
All weekend as I watched the news, I wondered again what I’ve wondered before: why isn’t pain a zero sum game? Why can’t we spread the sadness thin by sharing it, until it almost disappears? Why is it rather that even though we all share the grief, it doesn’t diminish?
Looking at the pictures from … [Read more...] about A Tree of Life,
and Light for Joy:
Philanthropy After Terror