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Give In Solidarity: Learning Series and Giving Experience

August 5, 2020
(All day)
to August 31, 2020
(All day)

What Is Give In Solidarity?
What does Give In Solidarity Involve?
What resources do I need to be part of Give In Solidarity?
Learning Series details
- Becoming a Partner Organization
How to sign up
- Partner Organizations

What is Give In Solidarity?

Give In Solidarity is an initiative from JTFN, in partnership with the Community Investment Network, which provides teens and educators with an opportunity to learn, understand, and be empowered by philanthropy to stand up for justice and equality as it relates to racism and other inequities in society. 

The goals of Give In Solidarity:

  • Mobilize and educate teens for change by engaging in the philanthropy process.
  • Provide a Jewish framework of philanthropy for teens to learn and address immediate and systemic issues in society today and be used as an ongoing tool for change.
  • Learn about diversity within the Jewish community.
  • Provide a Jewish framework to stand up against racism and take action to support Black lives.
  • Empower teens to learn about current impacts affecting their community.
  • Provide teens experiences which allow them to embody Jewish values in action.

What does Give In Solidarity involve?

  1. THREE online learning opportunities, for both teens and professionals, which take place in August (see dates below).
  2. Online giving experience, which can be run at any time within your local community, however, we recommend that it takes place during the final week of August, following the 3-part learning series, and in recognition of Black Philanthropy Month.

What resources do I need to be part of Give In Solidarity?

We recommend attending all three learning sessions, (or however many you are able to attend!). These are free and open to all.

For the online giving experience, we will provide you with exclusive early access to our new JTFN resource for running short-form giving experiences, accompanied by our supplement guide focusing on the Justice Issue of Civil Rights and Anti-Racism.

Learning Series Details:

Wednesday, August 5, 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern

Guest Presenters:
Marsha Morgan, Chair, Community Investment Network
Joy Webb, Program Director, Community Investment Network


ADDRESSING RACISM THROUGH PHILANTHROPY - presented by Rebecca Birger (Program Director, Teen Leadership and Philanthropy, Jewish United Fund)
Wednesday, August 12, 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern


Wednesday, August 19, 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern


  • Rebecca S’manga Frank - Actor, Writer, Director
  • Kendell Pinkney - Theatre-Maker, Jewish-Life Consultant, and Rabbinical Student at the Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Rabbi Isaiah Joseph Rothstein - Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor 
  • Tobi Shannon - Board Member, Community Investment Network


Local Giving Programs:
Decided by YOU! (this session can occur at any time, however we recommend running your giving experience in August to coincide with Black Philanthropy Month).

We highly encourage both teens and professionals to sign-up to attend the sessions in this series.  Each session will equip attendees with new knowledge and skills that they will carry forward, enabling them to have more meaningful discussions and make informed decisions. 


If you would like to create your grantmaking pool for the giving experience by fundrasising, you will have access to our new JTFN Giving Hive (online giving platform) where you can create your own fundrasising page, create indivudal profiles for frundraisers, and more. You will also get premium benefits by signing up as part of our network. Contact us to be added to the Giving Hive.

Becoming a Partner Organization:

The best way for an organization to be involved is to become a partner.


  • New JTFN resource for running short-form giving experiences.
  • Supplement guide focusing on the Justice Issue of Civil Rights and Anti-Racism.
  • Access to the JTFN Giving Hive, our online fundrasing platform, including premium features at no cost to you.
  • The opportunity to be featured as a participating organization in promotional materials and emails.


  • Recruiting teens to participate in one or more sessions in the learning series (we recommend attending all three).
  • Running the local online giving experience (this can take place at any time, however we recommend August to coincide with Black Philanthropy Month).

How To Sign Up:

FOR THE LEARNING SERIES: Sign-up here for one, two or all three of the sessions in our learning series. These sessions are for teen participants and education professionals. You will only receive zoom details for the sessions you choose to sign-up for.

TO BE A PARTNER ORGANIZATION: Sign-up here for your organization to be a partner in the Give In Solidarity Initiative. By signing up you will receive all resources needed to run your online teen giving experience.


Is there a charge to be part of Give In Solidarity?
No! Everything is free of charge, including the specialized resources.

Who should attend the learning sessions?
The learning series is for teens, professionals and anyone else interested in learning about the Jewish community, anti-racism work, and justice.

What are the dates and times of the learning sessions?
All dates and times can be found HERE.

Do I have to come to all three learning sessions?
We recommend attending all three as they build off each other and all cover valuable material, however, you can come to as many you like.

Who are the Community Investment Network?
Learn more about CIN here!

If my organization wants to be a Partner, can my logo be included on future material?
Yes please! When you sign up to be a partner, you will have the opportunity to upload your logo.

How can I fundraise for the online giving experience?
There are many different methods for fundraising, and that is up to you! We recommend using our new online giving platform the JTFN Giving Hive. More details can be found here.

More Questions?

Contact us with any questions - we would be happy to help you!


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