Jewish Communal Fund’s Tamar Snyder Leads Giving Circle at Ma’ayanot High School

H.S. Sophomores Learn About Philanthropy and Donate $200 to Meir Panim in Israel The tenth graders at Ma’ayanot High School experienced the joys and challenges of engaging in thoughtful and strategic philanthropy as part of their Interdisciplinary Day focused on Philanthropy & Poverty.  Students participated in a 90-minute Giving Circle which awarded a $200 grant to…

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Charity vs. Philanthropy: JCF Facilitates Giving Circle at Moishe House, Hoboken

Making giving decisions together teaches the differences between charity vs. philanthropy The Moishe House in Hoboken, New Jersey, hosted a Giving Circle this past Tuesday for residents and community members in their 20s and early 30s. Tamar Snyder, Jewish Communal Fund’s Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, facilitated the event, which resulted in a $1,000 grant,…

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Giving Circle Rockstars Tell All

Giving Circles are a popular trend in the Jewish philanthropic world — and for good reason. When families, colleagues, or friends come together to pool their resources to form a giving circle, they end up benefiting from a very positive experience that empowers them to be thoughtful and reflective about their values and the impact…

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Jewish Communal Fund Sponsors Giving Circle Express at ACRONYM15 Conference

Jewish Communal Fund was delighted to sponsor the Giving Circle Express session at the ACRONYM15: Leading the Jewish Alphabet conference this past Sunday. ACRONYM15, which lovingly pokes fun at all of the “acronyms” in the Jewish organizational world, aims to provide meaningful training and networking for young Jewish lay leaders. The conference was organized by the…

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