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  • Are Jewish groups shirking the special needs?

    The Jewish Funders Network and philanthropist Jay Ruderman Wednesday gathered about 125 Jewish philanthropists and nonprofit officials for a day-long conference dedicated to getting the Jewish world more involved in causes to help the disabled.  Advance: The Ruderman Jewish Special Needs Funding Conference, held at the Random House building in midtown Manhattan, drew a who’s… More ▸

  • Jerry at the JFN

    There’s something about Jerry: Though he hates the description, Jerry Silverman seems to be a rock star no matter where he goes these days in the Jewish philanthropic world — and it was no different at the Jewish Funders Network conference. Silverman is no stranger to the conference, having attended in years past as the… More ▸

  • Charendoff presses philanthropists to give more and aim higher

    For the second year in a row, the president of the Jewish Funders Network used the platform at his organization’s annual conference to call for changes in the way that the Jewish world gives away money. Last year, speaking from the depths of the recession, Mark Charendoff suggested to his members — all of whom… More ▸

  • Solomon: Perhaps temper the optimism at the JFN

    Trying to get the pulse on the state of Jewish philanthropy at the Jewish Funders Network conference in Phoenix has produced something of a mixed bag. The atmosphere is certainly mellow — a stark contrast from last year’s conference, where the vibe could have best been described as "freaked out," with no one knowing exactly… More ▸

  • Fundermentalist from Phoenix at the JFN conference

    For the next couple of days, I’ll be filing from Phoenix, where the Jewish Funders Network is holding its annual conference. Some 250 funders and professionals from foundations that give more than $25,000 per year to Jewish causes are gathered here at the Biltmore Hotel, the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired hotel where I am told Clark… More ▸