The Jewish Women INVEST honeycomb symbol represents many different dimensions beginning with, and most importantly, the strength of Devorah (the Hebrew word for bee) – the fearless prophet, judge, and leader who guided the Israelite people. And, just as bees work hard to create their sweet honey, Jews have nurtured their teachings and traditions. Bees also work together to collect pollen and nectar for others, similar to the way that Jews use their learning and mitzvot for themselves and others, to enrich all.

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WHAT'S INVOLVED?

Each Jewish Women INVEST Circle will consist of approximately 12 women who will be thoughtfully selected through a questionnaire and review process. 


The first Circle (“National Circle”) will begin in November 2020 and will run for six months through April 2021. Participants from across the United States are invited to apply. The National core curriculum is organized into seven sessions that are scheduled from 7:00-9:00 pm ET. Please note that the first and seventh sessions are scheduled from 7:00-10:00 pm ET.

A second Circle (“Detroit Circle”) will begin in January 2021 and will run through June 2021. Participants from the Detroit, Michigan area are invited to apply. The Detroit core curriculum is organized into seven sessions that are scheduled from 7:00-9:00 pm ET. Please note that the first and seventh sessions are scheduled from 7:00-10:00 pm ET. 

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“It is so important for Jewish women to learn about Impact Investing because studies show that women drive philanthropic decisions in families.  Women do now (and will in the future) control significant pools of wealth.  Our Jewish future depends on women to make intelligent and informed decisions about investing.  Women investing today will determine the Jewish world of the future - and with Jewish Women INVEST, that future looks bright!” 

Suzanne Barton Grant, past National Campaign Chair, JFNA, Investor & Philanthropist

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Stocks

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Businesswoman with Mask

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Tall Buildings

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Writing on Glass

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Credit Assessment

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The Wall of Ideas

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CIRCLE DATES

National Circle

  1. November 16, 2020

  2. November 30, 2020

  3. December 14, 2020

  4. January 11, 2021 

  5. February 8, 2021

  6. March 8, 2021

  7. April 12, 2021

Detroit Circle

  1. January 25, 2021

  2. February 1, 2021

  3. February 22, 2021

  4. March 15, 2021

  5. April 19, 2021

  6. May 24, 2021

  7. June 21, 2021

HOW WILL WE MEET?

All sessions will take place on Zoom.

 

All participants will receive a short tutorial on using the Zoom platform, if needed. Several resources will be available to help with technical challenges.

WHAT'S THE COST?

The cost of participation is $360 per woman, thanks to the generous and mission-aligned support of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Sessions will be approximately two hours in length, and will include three main components:

 

  1. Jewish values teaching and integration, designed in partnership with the sage Rabbinical direction of Rabbi Mary Zamore.
     

  2. Structured curriculum, presentations by field experts, storytelling, information sharing, and discussions on a variety of investment concepts designed to education and spur action.
     

  3. Networking time to share updates about members’ investments and activities, and support one another in activating capital (proposed and active). 

 

Members will be given readings and thought exercises on investing and Jewish teachings between meetings and will be encouraged to communicate with Circle members in a private Facebook group.
 

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