What is a Giving Circle?

JDC Giving Circles are networks of emerging and established philanthropists committed to making a difference. Giving Circle members leverage their impact by collectively raising over $50,000 annually for specific projects of their choosing, and learn in-depth about their work with JDC field staff.

As a Giving Circle member, you will:

• Work with and learn from global experts and philanthropic leaders

• Receive access to exclusive reports from the frontlines of JDC’s activities around the world

Leverage your gift with a network of thoughtful and caring peers to impact lives

JDC Giving Circles

JDC Art Circle: An Art Community with Humanitarian Impact  this circle visits exclusive private collections and studios in NYC while raising vital funds for JDC’s lifesaving work, with a focus on art in humanitarian care. Click here to learn more.

JDC Food Circle: The Flavor of Jewish Life – this circle explores how food brings us together, hears stories from our guest chefs’ kitchens, and learns about the diverse regions and communities JDC serves across the globe. Click here to learn more.

Friends of JCC Budapest – a collective of knowledgeable and generous leaders dedicated to supporting the JCC, advising on major plans and decisions as it moves to play an even more central role in Jewish life and to become increasingly self-sustainable, and sharing its work to the broader North American Jewish community. To learn more or to make a gift, visit the Friends of JCC Budapest here.

NYC JDC Impact Network – a group of young professionals, committed to changing the future and learning in-depth about JDC’s projects. Since 2017, this cohort has supported the community incubator, the Mozaik HUB of Budapest, Hungary. Click the link to learn more and support their efforts.

Dallas, Houston, and San Diego JDC Impact Networks – for people who have an interest in learning about Jewish life overseas and contributing to a project which will truly have impact upon the lives of fellow Jews who need our support. Contact Michael Novick for more information about joining any of these emerging groups.

“Not only have we been able to leverage our funds together to make a meaningful gift, but we’ve also been able to connect with one another.”

Diane Werner, JDC Board Member & 2014 Impact     Network Member

In 2014, the Women’s Empowerment Impact Network raised critical funds to help Ethiopian Jewish immigrants integrate into Israeli society by providing coaching, vocational training, and higher education opportunities for Ethiopian-Israeli women. Hear more from past JDC Impact Network members and Yafit Malkho, coordinator of the Women’s Employment Initiative, Israel.

For more information on joining a JDC Giving Circle or starting your own, Contact Rebecca Neuwirth, Director of Strategic Engagement, at ambassadors@jdc.org or (212) 885-0878.

“Meeting Yafit and people like her has so empowered me and my family in such a special way. She gave me the biggest gift.”

Avra Gordis, 2014 JDC Impact Network Member