About the JTFN Virtual Summit 2021
The JTFN Summit, March 17-18, 2021 is back and this year we are going VIRTUAL! Our new JTFN Virtual Summit is our flagship conference experience and you are in for an incredible journey!
The JTFN Virtual Summit is our conference for Jewish youth educators, lay leaders and Jewish organizational professionals who work to engage the next generation of changemakers. This year our conference will be virtual, taking place on March 17-18, 2021. It will include specially-designed sessions for leaders of Jewish youth philanthropy programs, as well as for Jewish educators, professionals, and lay leaders in the field and beyond. There will also be a focus this year on online methodologies, community-building and connection.
Registration includes access to all workshops, technology platforms, cohort experiences, and a curated event box of premium quality tools, resources and treats to enhance your experience.
We will network, learn from one another, innovate, share resources, and grow our knowledge in Jewish youth philanthropy.
Any questions? Contact Danielle Segal, Senior Program Manager, JTFN.
Schedule subject to change.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to daylight savings, Israel is +6 hours from Eastern Time during this week.
More workshops and speakers to be announced. Check back here for an updated list. Here is a preview of some of our Summit workshops:
Resilience and Mental Health. Learn from the experts at Here.Now. about how we can help our teens be comfortable in their own identity, understand mental health, and promote resilience.
Tainted Money with Moot Court. Experience the unique methodology of Maimonides Moot Court and see how this debating structure can enhance your program. We will be examining the notion of money donated from a tainted source – should we accept it? Let’s explore together!
Global Giving. How to embark on global giving and consider how might we give ethically and effectively when funding around the world.
Inclusion and Youth Philanthropy. How to incorporate inclusion of all participants into your program, learn from our friends at Gateways who are pioneering inclusion-based programs in Boston.
Youth Philanthropy 101. From big-picture goals all the way to the nitty-gritty: best practices, curriculum framework, community buy-in, tips, tricks, and concrete examples – a great starting point as you start a new program.
Innovating Traditional Jewish Text Online. Fill your toolkit with tangible activities and varying methodologies for using traditional Jewish text in a non-traditional way while facilitation an online program.
Online Volunteering. Be involved in a genuine online volunteer opportunity with our friends at Repair The World, and peel back the curtain to explore how this can be incorporated into your philanthropy program.
Full list of speakers to be announced soon!
Thank you to other generous sponsors who wish to remain anonymous.
Who is the JTFN Virtual Summit for?
The JTFN Virtual Summit is specially-designed with sessions for leaders of Jewish youth philanthropy programs, as well as for Jewish educators, professionals and lay leaders from the wider field of Jewish youth programming and engagement.
How much is the JTFN Virtual Summit?
The JTFN Virtual Summit is $118 per participant. This includes access to all workshops, technology platforms, cohort experiences, and a curated event box of premium quality tools, resources and treats to enhance your experience. Speak to us about special rates if your organization wants to send 3 or more people.
What online platforms will be used during the JTFN Virtual Summit?
We will be using Zoom for workshops, and other fully interactive platforms for the opening event, closing party and the interactive Shuk (market place). We also have more tricks up our sleeve so that you don't need to worry about which platform to use when - you will have one link for everything!
Will you be sending out any resources prior to the JTFN Virtual Summit?
Yes we will... and you won't be disappointed! We will be sending you a curated box of premium quality tools, resources and treats to enhance your experience. Please confirm your correct mailing address when you register to ensure we send your box to the correct location.
Can I just come to one workshop?
The full impact of the JTFN Virtual Summit will be felt by attending all elements of the conference, however we understand that might not be possible. We would love for you to join is for however long you can, however, we are unable to pro-rate the time you are with us. please contact us with any specific concerns.
I don't have a youth philanthropy program. Can I still attend?
Absolutely! The JTFN Virtual Summit is for educators, lay leaders and Jewish organizational professionals of all kinds who are interesting in building the next generation of changemakers.
Is the JTFN Virtual Summit part of the JFN Conference?
The JTFN Virtual Summit is not part of the JFN Conference. However both JFN and JTFN work to develop and support the field of Jewish philanthropy. For more information about the JFN Conference, visit https://www.jfunders.org/jfn-international-conference
When can I choose my workshops for the JTFN Virtual Summit?
Workshops and speakers will be announced here – check back often for updates! Sign-ups for Workshops and Site Visits will be available the first week of March.
Can my organization become a Sponsor of the JTFN Virtual Summit?
Yes! We have different levels of sponsorship available. Please contact JTFN Executive Director, Wayne Green, and we would be happy to discuss.
Is there a dress code for the JTFN Virtual Summit?
Nope! Whatever you feel comfortable in. The JTFN staff will probably be in sweatpants!
What if I need financial assistance to attend the JTFN Virtual Summit?
We want to make sure that everyone who wants to attend our Summit can! Please contact us directly for any questions about financial assistance.