Online Donor Salon Series

The 2020 Online Donor Salon Series has now concluded, but we invite you to watch the recordings of the past salons below. Thank you to those who joined us this year. Stay tuned for more salons in 2021!

If you have questions, please contact Georgina Baquet by email.

How Coronavirus is Affecting Israeli Society

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Professor Avi Weiss, President, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
Learn about Israel’s socioeconomic realities during this challenging time.

Charitable Planning

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Leah Bishop (Loeb & Loeb LLP), Steve Gamer and Natella Royzman (The Foundation)
Explore valuable tools and strategies for your charitable estate planning.

Healing Through Artistic Expression

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Storytelling by Foundation grantees Jewish Women’s Theatre and theatre dybbuk.
Experience performance art as a way of healing.

Helping Others During Times of Crisis

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Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Jewish Future at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Schacter was featured on the cover of The Los Angeles Times. The event will be moderated by Foundation trustee Selwyn Gerber.
Gain insight and spiritual guidance on how to navigate crisis as a community.

Getting Good at Getting Older

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Rabbi Laura Geller has twice been named one of Newsweek's 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America. She is the founder of Chai Village LA, serves as rabbi emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, and authored Getting Good at Getting Older. She will share how to stay engaged, grow, and conquer quarantine malaise in your later years. Read her timely article in eJewishPhilanthropyAfter Corona: A Boomer Game Plan. Dr. Hassy Cohen, Dean of USC School of Gerontology will interview her.

How Do You Want to Be Remembered? Creating a Life Legacy

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With the world in flux, Rabbi Daniel Cohen's engaging style draws on timeless stories and strategies enabling you to maximize every moment while leading a life of impact and legacy. His personal experience as a rabbi, sharing hundreds of life-affirming moments from birth to death, combined with his humor and humanity, give him a compelling perspective and navigational guide for your life. Read an interview with Rabbi Cohen to learn why he wrote his book, What Will They Say About You When You’re Gone.

Israel: The Start-Up Nation 2.0 — My Personal Journey to Philanthropy & Innovation

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Eric Benhamou is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the investment firm Benhamou Global Ventures. He will discuss Israel’s groundbreaking advances in information technology, including artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, as well as his personal journey in pursuing his philanthropic passions. Read an interview with Mr. Benhamou to learn more about his business philosophy, and the principles he applies at Benhamou Global Ventures.

Writing Meaningful Legacy Letters: An Opportunity and Responsibility in this Pivotal Moment

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Join Rachael Freed, distinguished author, trainer, and founder of Life-Legacies, as she teaches the importance of legacy writing and how to meaningfully document sentiments to family members and loved ones.

Creating Certainty in Uncertain Times: How Endowments Link Past, Current, and Future Generations

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Join Jewish Community Foundation Board Trustee Abby Feinman (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP) with Steve Gamer and Natella Royzman (Jewish Community Foundation) to learn more about how you can partner with The Foundation to create a philanthropic legacy.

Financial Fluency in Families in the Context of Pandemics, Social Justice, and Change

Monday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m.
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Joline Godfrey, financial education expert and author of Raising Financially Fit Kids, explores why families need a shared set of fiscal values, common language, and basic financial skills.