52 episodes

The issues, stories, and people changing the world in philanthropy and the Jewish community. If you like "What Gives?" be sure to check out "Outside the Tzedakah Box" (https://honeycomb.org/podcast-outside-tzedakah-box/) a podcast on Jewish youth philanthropy from JFN's Honeycomb.

What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast Jewish Funders Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

The issues, stories, and people changing the world in philanthropy and the Jewish community. If you like "What Gives?" be sure to check out "Outside the Tzedakah Box" (https://honeycomb.org/podcast-outside-tzedakah-box/) a podcast on Jewish youth philanthropy from JFN's Honeycomb.

    Yotam Polizer - Adaptability, Care, and Post-Traumatic Growth

    Yotam Polizer - Adaptability, Care, and Post-Traumatic Growth

    Episode 49 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. We continue our series of messages from the stage of the 2024 JFN International Conference. This week, IsraAid CEO Yotam Polizer is joined by Prof. Nava Levit-Binnun to talk about IsraAid's transition to working within Israel in the wake of October 7th, and how much we need adaptability, care, and post-traumatic growth. 

    • 20 min
    Oded Adomi Leshem - Hope Amidst Conflict

    Oded Adomi Leshem - Hope Amidst Conflict

    Episode 48 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. We continue our series of messages from the stage of the 2024 JFN International Conference. This week, Oded Adomi Leshem, author of Hope Amidst Conflict, gives his perspective on hope, resilience, and vision, and shares a first person account of Israel's civic strength in the wake of October 7th.

    • 16 min
    Dan Senor - How Israel Will Bounce Back

    Dan Senor - How Israel Will Bounce Back

    Episode 47 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. We continue our series of messages from the stage of the 2024 JFN International Conference. This week, Dan Senor, host of 'The Genius of Israel', speaks at the JFN International Conference about what makes Israel unique and why it will come back from the events of October 7th.

    • 23 min
    Sigal Yaniv Feller: Philanthropy and Israel - Charting the Future at the Jewish Funders Network 2024 Conference

    Sigal Yaniv Feller: Philanthropy and Israel - Charting the Future at the Jewish Funders Network 2024 Conference

    Episode 46 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Explore the vital role of philanthropy in Israel's current challenges and opportunities for growth. JFN Israel Executive Director Sigal Yaniv Feller highlights the transition from nation-building to society-building, underscoring the importance of strategic philanthropic efforts in shaping Israel's resilient future.

    • 21 min
    Andres Spokoiny addresses the 2024 JFN International Conference in Tel Aviv

    Andres Spokoiny addresses the 2024 JFN International Conference in Tel Aviv

    After the unthinkable events of October 7th and the subsequent crises in Israel, we made the decision to suspend the podcast so that we could better focus on Israel’s recovery. Now, we are resuming our work on What Gives, sharing with you expert knowledge in the field of Jewish philanthropy.
    Episode 45 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. We felt it appropriate to transition back into the show by sharing some of the powerful messages presented at the 2024 JFN International Conference, which we held recently in Israel. Beginning with the keynote address from JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny at the opening night of the conference, Andres looked to address our collective grief, and to challenge us to look towards the future with hope and determination.

    • 20 min
    Dr. Mijal Bitton: Translating Sephardi and Mizrahi Stories in America

    Dr. Mijal Bitton: Translating Sephardi and Mizrahi Stories in America

    Episode 44 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Dr. Mijal Bitton, Rosh Kehilla and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about being a translator for the stories of Sephardi, Mizrahi, and other non-Ashkenazi Jewish communities. Andres and Mijal talk about what the trajectory of those communities has been in the United States, and the misunderstandings that the larger American Jewish community has about the recent waves of immigrant Jews, politically and culturally. Mijal also gives insight into being a woman leader in an orthodox religious community, and witnessing the transcendence of god through parenthood.

    • 48 min

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