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JTFN Podcast: Outside The Tzedakah Box

Outside The Tzedakah Box: The Jewish teen engagement and philanthropy education podcast, presented by the Jewish Teen Funders Network.

Each episode we will have a conversation with an amazing guest who will share their unique stories and help us explore the broader world of Jewish teen engagement and philanthropy education.




Episode 6: It Takes A Village: Diversity And The Jewish Community

Special episode of our podcast, which was recorded from our online panel discussion “Diversity And The Jewish Community”, the 3rd session in our Give In Solidarity Learning Series. Moderated by Wayne Green, JTFN’s Executive Director, our panel included: Rebecca S'manga Frank, Kendell Pinkney, Rabbi Isaiah Joseph Rothstein and Tobi Shannon.

Episode 5: Values Not Valuables, with Sharna Goldseker

This episode features Sharna Goldseker, (Founder and Vice President of 21/64), who shares her personal journey into the philanthropic field, explores the drive of young philanthropists including during the COVID-19 pandemic, and talks about how our values can shape our giving experiences.

Episode 4: Amplify How You Give, with Liz Fisher

This episode features our special guest Liz Fisher (CEO, Amplifier) who shares her experiences and knowledge of working with their network of giving circles, explores how the current COVID-19 crisis is affecting the field of philanthropy, and shares her personal stories of working from home. Plus our signature game of "On The Money" and some video watching recommendations.

Episode 3: Faith, Giving and Moral Imagination, with David King

This episode features our special guest David King, Ph.D. (Karen Lake Buttrey Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving), who highlights vital findings and research from within the philanthropy field, explores the key intersections of faith and giving, and gives insight into working with Jewish teen philanthropy programs.

The Foundation Board Incubator is a project of the Jewish Teen Funders Network, generously funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund.

Episode 2: What You See And What You Don't, with Loal Isaacs

This episode features our special guest Loal Isaacs, who takes us through the intricacies of Jewish experiential education, the changing world of teenagers today, and the power and challenges of living and working with a disability.

Episode 1: Letting Teens Take The Lead, with Beckee Birger

This episode features our special guest Beckee Birger, who tells us all about her amazing work for the Chicago Jewish community in Jewish teen philanthropy, advocacy and creating welcoming spaces for Jews of Color. Plus she shares a really great binge-worthy show!