Incubator 2017 Participants

We are pleased to introduce the 2017-2018 cohort, a diverse group of leaders from across the United States who represent a multitude of communities, philanthropic interests, and organizations. Meet the Incubator participants & learn why they are starting a giving circle.

  • Amy Stein

    Amy Stein

    Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
    Rochester, NY

    I want to start a giving circle with members of our Women's Philanthropy group to further engage women in our community.

  • Anthony Sneag

    Anthony Sneag

    Kings Bay Y
    Brooklyn, NY

    I am starting a giving circle to raise funds for the JCC Brooklyn, a project of the Kings Bay Y.

  • Ayana Morse

    Ayana Morse

    Silverlake Independent JCC
    Los Angeles, CA

    We're starting a giving circle to give our community the opportunity to be more involved in the giving process and to help determine what their contributions will support.

  • Dan Mogelson

    Dan Mogelson

    Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
    St. Paul, MN

    I want to start giving circles to inspire giving in St. Paul's Jewish community, instill a culture of giving that connects people to each other, to the Jewish community and to Jewish organizations, and build trust in the giving process.

  • Daniel Kravetz

    Daniel Kravetz

    Baltimore, MD

    I am starting a giving circle to engage fellow college alumni in working together to support under-resourced local organizations that work in their communities to advance social justice and create a more progressive society.

  • Daniella Kahen

    Daniella Kahen

    Beverly Hills, CA

    I am starting a giving circle as a vehicle to engage more of my community in meaningful giving and to support the access to and quality of Jewish education in Los Angeles.

  • Debbie Gordon

    Debbie Gordon

    Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
    Rochester, NY

    I am starting a giving circle with The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester to inspire and empower young women to actively participate in promoting and funding nonprofit organizations that enhance the lives of others in our community.

  • Judy Sharken Simon

    Judy Sharken Simon

    Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
    St. Paul, MN

    We hope by developing giving circles we inspire giving in St. Paul's Jewish community, instill a culture of giving that connects people to each other, to the Jewish community and to Jewish organizations, expands the number of giving mechanisms, and builds trust in the giving process.

  • Lena Kushnir

    Lena Kushnir

    New York, NY

    I am starting a giving circle with my extended circle of friends (many of whom are Russian-speaking Jews under 40) to give to causes that are meaningful to us and to explore giving circles as a means of innovating and enhancing the Russian-speaking Jewish community's approach to giving.

  • Lindsey Bodner

    Lindsey Bodner

    New York, NY

    I am starting a giving circle in my synagogue, the Stanton Street Shul to build community relationships, learn about giving together, and improve our shul programs and building.

  • Micaela Sheinhait

    Micaela Sheinhait

    Women of Reform Judaism
    New York, NY

    I am launching a giving circle initiative for Women of Reform Judaism that services sisterhoods in Reform synagogues across North America.

  • Rachel Kosberg

    Rachel Kosberg

    University of Maryland Hillel
    College Park, MD

    Our UMD Hillel giving circle will engage Maryland Hillel alumni in a meaningful experience centered around philanthropy, community, and tikkun olam.

  • Rachel Wolf

    Rachel Wolf

    B'nai Shalom Day School
    Greensboro, NC

    At B'nai Shalom, our alumni parents giving circle will build engagement, community, and philanthropic giving.

  • Shannon Rubenstone

    Shannon Rubenstone

    Silverlake Independent JCC
    Los Angeles, CA

    I'm starting a giving circle at SIJCC as a way to increase a culture of giving, while giving community members a choice over what their giving supports.

  • Shari Dym

    Shari Dym

    The Silver Academy
    Harrisburg, PA

    We are launching a giving circle with our alumni to build a sense of community and derech eretz, decency and social intelligence.

  • Shira Sacks

    Shira Sacks

    Upper West Side Moishe House
    New York, NY

    I'm starting the UWS Moishe House giving circle to create a space for our community to connect across our unique identities, interests, and backgrounds, and to deepen our understanding of our own values.

  • Tanya Freeman

    Tanya Freeman

    Los Angeles, CA

    I am starting a giving circle to build community among Jewish peers and make a difference in our Jewish community.

  • Terri Soifer

    Terri Soifer

    Temple Beth Zion - Beth Israel
    Philadelphia, PA

    I am starting a giving circle to more deeply engage my synagogue community around giving, starting with our teens.

  • Tyler Gregory

    Tyler Gregory

    A Wider Bridge
    New York, NY

    We're starting a giving circle to support Israeli LGBTQ rights organizations and educate people about funding LGBT issues at home and abroad.

Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

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.

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