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  • Can Jewish donors repair our community?

    By David Suissa

    April 6, 2016 | 4:26 pm

    There was plenty of sophisticated thinking that infused the annual Jewish Funders Network (JFN) International Conference, which I attended this past weekend in San Diego. Donors and foundations are always looking for new ideas, new causes, new ways of maximizing impact, anything...

  • New $3 million initiative for intermarried outreach honors Michael Douglas

    August 31, 2015 | 11:06 am

    The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3.3 million matching grant program to fund an intermarried outreach initiative.

    The program launched Monday in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize laureate Michael Douglas aims to foster a culture of acceptance for...

  • Advancing Special Needs Programs: Start Where the Funder Is At

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 26, 2013 | 6:59 pm

    In the field of social work, there’s a core concept of “starting where the client is at” meaning that the therapist or social worker needs to begin working with the client without pre-judging the situation, and not moving too far ahead of the client’s needs. So, for example, if the...

  • Engineered serendipity: Creating space for innovation and risk-taking

    April 22, 2013 | 11:13 am

    The state of funding innovation in the Jewish community presents encouraging and discouraging realities at the same time. Los Angeles and New York are foci of innovation in the Jewish world and the vibrancy of Israel as a center of innovation is undoubted (I refer, of course, not...

  • Seeking impact, Jewish funders convene in L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 19, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    “Philanthropy is what you’ll be remembered for,” Jewish Funders Network (JFN) President Andrés Spokoiny told the 400 attendees at the Beverly Hilton on March 18, the first full day of the group’s annual conference. “Philanthropy is your legacy.”

    What the legacies of Jewish...

  • Rabbi David Wolpe and Elon Gold at JFN 2013 [VIDEO]

    March 19, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Rabbi David Wolpe speaking at the 2013 Jewish Funders Network Conference.

    Elon Gold speaking at the 2013 Jewish Funders Network Conference.

  • JFN: Funding social change

    March 19, 2013 | 9:30 am

    Kafi D. Blumenfield delivered these remarks to the Jewish Funders Network International conference on March 18, 2013 in Beverly Hills.

    As the CEO of a public foundation, a woman married to a Jewish man, raising our kids in the reform tradition and member of a social...

  • The sound of the breaking dam

    November 20, 2012 | 4:03 pm

    A conference on inclusion of people with disabilities may mark the beginning of a new era in Jewish communal attitudes.

    For years, it has fallen to the parents of children with intellectual, physical, learning, social and other disabilities and differences to battle the...

  • MATCH to donate $9M to Jewish day schools

    July 11, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    The MATCH program will hold its fourth launch this August to encourage expanding the donor base for Jewish day schools.

    The program, founded by the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations in 2004, aids Jewish day schools by matching donations from new sources at a rate of 50 cents to the...

  • Family foundations pave new philanthropic path

    By Marc Ballon

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when Jewish philanthropists would crack open their checkbooks at least once a year and make a big contribution to Jewish federations and other Jewish agencies. That was just how it was done.

    No more. As Jews have become more integrated and assimilated into American...

  • Who Causes Anti-Semitism?

    By Leonard Fein

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is a gathering hysteria in the American Jewish community that is dangerously self-destructive. Life as a Jew these days may not be -- is not -- a bed of roses, but neither is it a bed of thorns. Yet to hear some in our community tell it, thorns are all there are.