What Gives? The Jewish Philanthropy Podcast
Jonathan Goodman & Shawna Goodman Sone

Jonathan Goodman & Shawna Goodman Sone

July 6, 2022

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.

Amy Mandel: Sharing Philanthropic Power

Amy Mandel: Sharing Philanthropic Power

June 8, 2022

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.

Felicia Herman: From Jewish History to Jewish Philanthropy

Felicia Herman: From Jewish History to Jewish Philanthropy

April 26, 2022

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.

 
 

 

 
Danny Hakim: Sports for Social Change

Danny Hakim: Sports for Social Change

February 8, 2022

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)

 

Fay Twersky: Philanthropy That Listens and Responds

Fay Twersky: Philanthropy That Listens and Responds

December 15, 2021

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,

 
 

 

 
Georgette Bennett: How She Mobilized Jews and Muslims to Help Syrians

Georgette Bennett: How She Mobilized Jews and Muslims to Help Syrians

November 9, 2021

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.

Eytan Stibbe: Israeli Astronaut and Philanthropist

Eytan Stibbe: Israeli Astronaut and Philanthropist

October 12, 2021

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.

 
 

 

 
Adina Shapiro & Reem Younis: The Growth of Arab Philanthropy in Israel

Adina Shapiro & Reem Younis: The Growth of Arab Philanthropy in Israel

August 3, 2021

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.

Vanessa Bartram & Michael Lustig: Tapping The Potential of Jewish Impact Investing

Vanessa Bartram & Michael Lustig: Tapping The Potential of Jewish Impact Investing

June 22, 2021

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.

Rep. Kathy Manning: From Jewish Communal Leader to Political Rising Star

Rep. Kathy Manning: From Jewish Communal Leader to Political Rising Star

May 26, 2021

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.

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