Jewish Funders Network International Conference

Please note: The conference schedule is under development, and this page may not reflect the most up-to-date listings. Please review the daily schedules for current program information.

Detailed Schedule
10:00 - 16:00Registration and JFN Membership Desks Open

09:00 - 10:00Pre-Conference ProgramsSifriyat Pijama Site Visits: Hosted by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation
10:00 - 11:30Registration and JFN Membership Desks OpenYoung Adults in Israel—Who Are They and What Do They Need? Hosted by the Gandyr Foundation
11:30 -12:00
12:00 - 13:00Global Perspectives in a Changing Middle East / The Israel Project Update
13:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 16:00First Timers Welcome/Orientation Reception
16:00 - 17:00Sport, Social Change and Philanthropy
17:00 - 18:00Championing Equality of Opportunity and Shared Society in Israel
18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00Welcome Reception

Early AMRegistration and JFN Membership Desks OpenGaga by the SeaText StudyShared Society: Coffee and conversation on Israel's diversity and Jewish-Arab relations
09:00 - 10:30Embracing Risk and Failing Well: Learning for Philanthropic Success
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 12:15Deeper Dive: Sir Ronald Cohen--Developing a Social Capital Market in IsraelDeeper Dive: Sarah Stein Greenberg--Applying Design Thinking to Philanthropic ChallengesDeeper Dive: Grant Oliphant--Risk, Failure, and the Art of Measuring SuccessSunsetting Foundations: What Happens After?Case Study: When a Grant Goes Wrong
12:30 - 14:00Lunch and Program
14:15 - 15:30Philanthropy Across GenerationsFrom the Back of the Bus: Women as Agents of ChangeIsrael in the Eyes of the WorldVenture Lab
15:30 - 16:00BreakNext Generation 'Talkback' with Dame Stephanie Shirley
16:00 - 17:15Criticism and Loyalty: The Jewish People and IsraelFrom Donations to Strategic Leadership: Shifting the Paradigm in Israel and Abroad?
17:15 - 17:45Shimon Peres addresses the Jewish Funders Network
17:45 - 18:45Sunset Reception
19:00 - 21:30Dinner On Your OwnHome Hospitality DinnersNext-Gen Funder Dinner (Funders only)
21:30 - 22:30Foundation Professionals Reception

08:00 - 10:00Registration and JFN Membership Desks Open
All DayArts & CultureUrban Innovation (Environment)Jewish renewal/PeoplehoodThe GalilJerusalemThe Negev: Let all your senses experience the Southern Frontier
All DayIntegration of people with disabilitiesPoverty/Hunger/Social servicesSocial businessEducationSocial responsibilityExpanding Israel's Economic Growth: Opportunity in the Arab Sector
All DayIsrael's image and public diplomacyRebuilding Lives: Trauma and Rehabilitation

07:30 - 12:30Registration and JFN Membership Desks Open
09:00 - 10:15The Socioeconomic Crisis in Israel and the Role for Philanthropy
10:15 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 12:00The Elephant in the Room: Power and PhilanthropyThe Tie that Binds: The Meaning of Tzedakah in Israel and Throughout the Jewish World
12:30 - 12:45Batsheva Dance Company
12:30 - 12:45Closing Plenary and Lunch
14:30 - 15:30JFN Board Meeting (invitation only)

03/25 - 28/2012
All DayInter–Agency Task Force & JFNA Venture Fund Israel Study Tour