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What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast
59 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Einat Wilf: Reclaiming Zionism
In Episode 33 of "What Gives," author and former Knesset member Einat Wilf talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about why so many people in the world misunderstand Israel and Zionism.
65 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Eric K. Ward: Staying in the Room Together
Episode 32 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Eric K. Ward, a nationally recognized expert on authoritarian movements, hate groups and preserving inclusive democracy, talks to JFN's Andres Spokoiny about the importance of fostering respectful and open debate.
46 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Bret Stephens: Fostering Jewish Conversations
Episode 31 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. New York Times columnist and Sapir Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens talks with JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about the importance and limits of civil debate and making room for a diversity of opinion in a time of polarization and echo chambers.
55 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Jonathan Goodman & Shawna Goodman Sone
Episode 30 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Brother and sister Jonathan Goodman and Shawna Goodman Sone (a JFN board member), of the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, talk about growing up in a philanthropic family, Jewish summer camp, and their shared funding interests.
45 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Amy Mandel: Sharing Philanthropic Power
Episode 29 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. In Episode 29 of "What Gives?", the Jewish philanthropy podcast, Amy Mandel of Tzedek Social Justice Fund talks about participatory grantmaking, her decision to cede power over her foundation's grantmaking, and what it was like growing up the daughter of Morton Mandel, a major American Jewish philanthropist.
59 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
Felicia Herman: From Jewish History to Jewish Philanthropy
In Episode 28 of "What Gives?", the Jewish philanthropy podcast, Maimonides Fund COO and Sapir Managing Editor Felicia Herman talks about "geeking out" in Jewish historical archives, Jewish giving circles, and the impact of the pandemic on Jewish giving.
49 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Danny Hakim: Sports for Social Change
In Episode 27 of "What Gives?", Danny Hakim, a board member of the Azrieli Foundation talks about the power of sports to solve social problems and bring disparate groups together. The founder of Budo for Peace (now called One Team – Sports for Social Change), Danny recently launched the Sports for Social Change Coalition, a growing movement of sports for peace stakeholders in Israel. Mapping of Sports for Peace Coalition (in Hebrew) Sports for Peace Coalition Info (in English)
39 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Fay Twersky: Philanthropy That Listens and Responds
In episode 26 of Jewish Funders Network's "What Gives?" philanthropy podcast, Fay Twersky, the president and director of the Atlanta-based Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (and former vice president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation) discusses everything from the critical role philanthropy played in the LGBTQ rights movement to participatory grantmaking, to strengthening grantmaker-grantseeker relationships,
57 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Georgette Bennett: How She Mobilized Jews and Muslims to Help Syrians
In Episode 25 of JFN's Jewish philanthropy podcast, former JFN Board Chair Georgette Bennett talks about her new book, "Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By," her experience growing up the child of Jewish refugees, and how to forge multifaith coalitions.
38 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Eytan Stibbe: Israeli Astronaut and Philanthropist
In episode 24 of "What Gives?" the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network, JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny talks to renowned Israeli fighter pilot Eytan Stibbe about his philanthropy, impact investing, and how his friend Ilan Ramon inspired him to travel to outer space.
48 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Adina Shapiro & Reem Younis: The Growth of Arab Philanthropy in Israel
In Episode 23 of "What Gives?" the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network, JFN Board Member Adina Shapiro and Israeli Entrepreneur/Philanthropist Reem Younis talk about Qudra, a new network for Israel's growing community of Arab philanthropists.
45 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Vanessa Bartram & Michael Lustig: Tapping The Potential of Jewish Impact Investing
Episode 23 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. JFN members and impact investors Michael Lustig and Vanessa Bartram share what you need to know about this exciting tool for expanding impact and ensuring your investments align with your values. Michael is the author of JFN's new Greenbook, "A Guide to Jewish Impact Investing," and Vanessa facilitates JFN's monthly impact investing roundtable series.
38 minutes | May 26, 2021
Rep. Kathy Manning: From Jewish Communal Leader to Political Rising Star
Episode 22 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Freshman Rep. Kathy Manning (D-North Carolina) — a former JFN board member and the first woman president of the Jewish Federations of North America — talks about why and how she got into politics and her tumultuous first month in office.
39 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Lisa Greer: Revolutionizing the Way Fundraisers Interact with Donors
In Episode 21 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network, philanthropist, author, and JFN member Lisa Greer talks to host Andréws Spokoiny about philanthropic strategy, some common mistakes fundraisers and philanthropists make, and ways to strengthen relationships between funders and nonprofits. Lisa is the author of the 2020 book, “Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships and Make a Difference,” (Harper Collins), the first such book written from the perspective of a philanthropist.
46 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Understanding the Grantee-Funder Relationship
In Episode 20 of "What Gives?" the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network, Dena Libman of the Azrieli Foundation and Jack Wertheimer of Jewish Theological Seminary talk about findings from Wertheimer's 2020 "Grantees and Their Funders" report, one of the catalysts for GrantED: Stronger Relationships, Greater Impact, a joint project of JFN and UpStart.
42 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Cintra Pollack: Achieving Impact in Grantmaking and Investing
In Episode 19 of "What Gives?" The Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Cintra Pollack, an investor, philanthropist and JFN board member, talks about impact investing, generational differences, and balancing her family philanthropy with her Jewish Federation involvement.
51 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Dan Ariely: The Brain Science of Doing Good
Episode 18 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Israeli-American behavioral economist, Wall Street Journal columnist, and best-selling author Dan Ariely is an advisor to Keshet, the new donor-advised fund JFN and its partners brought to Israel. In this episode, he talks to JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny about strategies for promoting positive social outcomes, including getting people to be more philanthropic. They also discuss uniquely Israeli approaches to problem-solving, how Dan's personal history shaped his career, the cookbook he wants to write -- and much more. Watch Dan Ariely's two special lectures for JFN here and here.
55 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Ilana Kaufman: Listening to Jews of Color
Episode 17 of "What Gives?" the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Ilana Kaufman, executive director of the Jews of Color Initiative, and host Andrés Spokoiny discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, how Covid is impacting Jews of color, and how the Jewish community can do a better job of including and serving Jews of color.
45 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Rabbi Shai Held: Spiritual Transformation After the Plague
Episode 16 of "What Gives?" the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network. Guest: Rabbi Shai Held, President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Hadar
45 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Lila Corwin Berman: How Political Is American Jewish Philanthropy?
Episode 15 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from the Jewish Funders Network, hosted by Andrés Spokoiny. Guest: Professor Lila Corwin Berman, Director of the Feinstein Center for Jewish History at Temple University and author of "The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex." Music credits "Believer" by Silent Partner "Panda Clan" by DJ Williams "Sunny Looks Good on You" by Midnight North "Ex Boxer" by Riot "Blue Skies" by Silent Partner "Rainy Sundays" by the 126ers
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