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Sunday, May 24 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ensuring the Future of Jewish Communal Institutions

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Jewish communal institutions face acute financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jewish Community Response Impact Fund (JCRIF), a currently $92 million philanthropic partnership of 8 foundations, was recently launched in order to provide both emergency and strategic funding in loans and grants to American Jewish organizations that advance Jewish education, engagement, and leadership. What is the vision for this extraordinary investment? What are the risks and the opportunities of building coordinated, collaborative philanthropic funds? Join Felicia Herman, who directs JCRIF's grant program, and Shira Hutt, who directs its no-interest loan fund, in conversation moderated by Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, about the future of our Jewish communal infrastructure during and beyond the pandemic.

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Yehuda Kurtzer

President, Shalom Hartman Insitute of North America
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life.Yehuda led... Read More →

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Felicia Herman

Executive Director, The Natan Fund
Felicia Herman is Director of the Aligned Grant Program for the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund. She has been Executive Director of Natan, a giving circle that supports Jewish and Israeli social innovation, since 2005. Felicia is Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board of... Read More →
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Shira Hutt

Jewish Federations of North America
Shira joined the Jewish Federations of North America as its Chief of Staff in January 2020, where she oversees the strategy and implementation of the organization's core operations aimed at broadening the impact of the Federation system on the Jewish community in North America and... Read More →

Sunday May 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT