By JTFN Staff Recently, the Jewish Teen Funders Network hosted the JTFN Summit 2019, a three day summit in San Francisco designed for educators and professionals in the field of Jewish teen education and teen philanthropy, happening alongside the Jewish Funders Network Conference. Attendees traveled from all of over the world to participate in immersive workshops, panels and plenaries with the collective interest in building a world of … [Read more...] about Building Connections and Community at the JTFN Summit 2019
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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
Houston, TX is the final incubator community, joining Seattle, WA, and Indianapolis, IN in the fourth cohort of the Jewish Teen Funders Network Foundation Board Incubator. Other cohorts include communities in San Diego, CA; Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Toronto, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; and Israel. Funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund, the JTFN Foundation Board Incubator brings the success and impact of Jewish teen … [Read more...] about Houston joins the Jewish Teen Funders Network Foundation Board Incubator
By Wayne Green Rabbi Hillel said: “If I am not for me, who will be for me? And when I am for myself alone, what am I?” Pirkei Avot 1:14. This text asks us to consider when to stand and act for ourselves and when to act for others. Is it being selfish if I only take care and act for myself? And who am I when I do this? But let’s be creative. What happens when we reverse this text and ask first, “And when I am for myself alone, what am I?” … [Read more...] about Where does Authenticity fit within our Giving Experience?
By Briana Holtzman “Obsessed with our phones ... self-centered ... lazy.” I recently spent the afternoon with 70 teens exploring their role as philanthropists and asked them what they think people think about teens today. “And ... what do you want them to know?” I pushed further. What poured out of the room did not surprise me, but it was a narrative we hear not often enough. We need to know that to be a teen today is to live in a … [Read more...] about Transforming Tzedakah into Grantmaking, a study by the Jewish Teen Funders Network