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.
THE HONEYCOMB SYMBOL
The next Circle will be launching on October 20th, 2022. This circle will be virtual and include members from across the United States. Here are the dates:
If you are interested in launching a Circle in your community, with friends, or another group, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
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 $800 for the educational program which includes the curriculum, access to ongoing investment education during office hours, and networking opportunities with other Jewish impact investors and philanthropists.
Initial support for Jewish Women INVEST Education Projects to develop the pilot program was generously provided by the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Sessions run 80 minutes, and include three main components:
Jewish values teaching and integration, designed in partnership with the sage Rabbinical direction of Rabbi Mary Zamore.
Structured curriculum, presentations by field experts, storytelling, information sharing, and discussions on a variety of investment concepts designed to educate and spur action.
Networking time to share updates about members’ investments and activities, and support one another in activating capital (proposed and active).
Members are given readings and thought exercises on investing and Jewish teachings between meetings and are encouraged to communicate with Circle members in a private online community.
WHAT IS THE CURRICULUM?
SESSION #1: INTRODUCTIONS
1. Setting the stage and exploring Your Goals and Values
2. Jewish Values Integration: כבוד (Kavod) – Honor
SESSION #2: SETTING THE STAGE
1. Overview of impact investing
2. Jewish Values Integration: לידור ודור (L’Dor VaDor) – Legacy
SESSION #3: BRIDGE BUILDING
1. Learn to navigate and close the gap between philanthropy to impact investing
2. Jewish Values Integration: זריזות (Zerizut) – Engagement
SESSION #4: INVESTING 101
1. A Tutorial on money and investing
2. Jewish Values Integration: עולם תקון (Tikkun Olam) – Improving the World
SESSION #5: PUBLIC MARKETS
1. Explore public markets and creating value
2. Jewish Values Integration: ביטחון (Bitachon) – Trust
SESSION #6: CASH AND EQUIVALENTS
1. Explore cash and cash Equivalents and identifying opportunities
2. Jewish Values Integration: צדק (Tzedek) – Justice
SESSION #7: PRIVATE FUNDS + DIRECT INVESTING
1. Private equity/debt funds and angel investing
2. Jewish Values Integration: ענווה (Anavah) – Humility
SESSION #8: IMPACT MANAGEMENT + MEASUREMENT
1. Track and measure impact creation
2. Jewish Values Integration: חינוך (Chinuch) – Education
SESSION #9: REWIND + DEVELOPING A PLAN
1. Holistic planning and steps to action
2. Jewish Values Integration: שלמות/שלום (Shalom/Shleimut) – Peace/Wholeness