Amplifier’s mission is to grow the movement of intentional, collaborative giving by building and sustaining giving circles inspired by Jewish values.
Giving circles are a powerful model of collective giving: people pool their resources and decide together where to allocate their funds. Being part of a giving circle amplifies the impact that an individual can have through their giving, empowering people to become more proactive, intentional givers who invest in change together.
Amplifier is the first concerted effort to network and create a field of giving circles inspired by Jewish values.
We create backbone infrastructure for the field by helping individuals and institutions to start and sustain giving circles, educating circle leaders and members about philanthropic best practices, linking circles to nonprofit organizations, and building values-driven communities rooted in Jewish wisdom. Amplifier enables thousands of people of all ages and giving levels to participate in an ever-growing number of giving circles around the world.
Mollie Andron is Amplifier's program director. She is excited to bring her Jewish educational lens to Amplifier's work through content development, community building and teaching. She has been an active member of a giving circle for two years and believes that creating communities of learning, giving and action is sacred work. Previously, Mollie was the Associate Director of Rabbinical Engagement and Education at Hillel International. She holds a double Masters in Midrash and Jewish Experiential Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a BA in Religion from Bard College. Mollie has worked in a variety of Jewish educational settings, including American Jewish World Service, the Jewish Education Project, The Heschel School, The Teva Learning Alliance, Storahtelling, and Eden Village Camp.
Joelle Asaro Berman is the Executive Director for Amplifier. She oversees its growth, strategy, and partnerships, and is deeply inspired by the communities that form through collective giving. Joelle previously led communications, marketing, and strategy efforts at NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation, and managed branding, website development, and communications projects at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. She is a member of the ROI Community, a global network of social entrepreneurs, and is also a trained facilitator. Joelle lives in Brooklyn, where she also manages a community-supported agriculture project that connects 140 families with a local organic farmer, and strives to provide access to healthy, local food regardless of income.
Zoë Barth-Werb is Amplifier's community manager, building Amplifier's community of giving circles and organizations both online and off. Most recently, Zoë worked with the World Bank Innovation Labs, where she supported design, communications and implementation for an eLearning course for social entrepreneurs and served as community manager for an online alumni community. Previously, Zoë was a 2012-2013 Avodah corps member. At her placement, an HIV/AIDS non-profit, she facilitated a sex education curriculum in Washington, DC Public Schools. Zoë earned a B.A. in History and Women's Studies from Tufts University.
Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!
Applications are open until July 31st.Apply Now