Giving Circles: A Deep Dive

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Registration Fees:
Prizmah Network schools $180 per person
Non-network schools $225 per person
Canadian Prizmah Network schools $135 per person
Canadian Non-network schools $168.75 per person (Code: CADNON)


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Amanda Shane, Sasha Raskin-Yin, Saul Korin, MBA
Development Professionals
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Mondays, March 7 and March 14, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Giving circles bring people together to pool their charitable contributions and, through an intentional process, inspired by Jewish values, to decide how to allocate their funds. Giving circles are powerful tools to build community, raise funds, and educate stakeholders.

Join Amplifier, powered by the Jewish Federations of North America, for a two part series for day school professionals and lay leaders. During the first session, participants will experience a taste of giving circles, diving into the rich conversations and learnings that these community experiences allow. The second session will explore all of the components of successful giving circles at day schools, whether focused on community engagement, parent education, fundraising, or all of the above. Participants will leave with a robust toolkit to plan, recruit for, and implement giving circles at their Jewish day school.

Your registration fee includes a donation amount that will be pooled together and allocated during the Giving Circles: A Deep Dive during session one.


Program Outline

Session 1 | Taste of Giving Circles

Monday, March 7, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Session 2 | Components of Successful Giving Circles

Monday, March 14, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT



Saul Korin
Korin, MBA

Saul is the Director of Donor Engagement and Philanthropy for the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Portland Jewish Academy, where he builds relationships and enables philanthropic dreams. He is a former bar DJ, and occasionally DJs Weddings and Bnei Mitzvahs and Beer Festivals on the side. Saul graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and has an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He lives in Portland, OR and has three kids Amaya, Ella and Dot.

Sasha Raskin-Yin

Sasha is the Interim Executive Director of Amplifier, powered by Jewish Federations of North America, helping ignite, strengthen, and inform giving rooted in Jewish values and in community. Sasha joined Amplifier as the Program Director in 2020, with over a decade of leadership in experiential education and program design. Before joining Amplifier, Sasha worked at Avodah, creating learning journeys and community-building for young adults with a focus on social justice. She’s worked in professional development training for college access counselors and been involved in Jewish community organizing since moving to New York City in 2009.

Sasha holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research, with a focus on Jewish immigration and assimilation in the US, and a BA from Swarthmore College. Sasha is passionate about learning and growth at all stages, is an alumna of M2’s Senior Educator Cohort, a certified 21/64 advisor, and an alumna of several social justice fellowships. She loves Jewish history, drinking tea, and the power of young people.

Amanda Shane

Amanda is Amplifier’s Program Manager. Amanda began her career as a Social Worker for the New York City Department of Health’s Early Intervention Program. She served families who have babies, birth-3 years old, with developmental delays and disabilities. Amanda sits on the young leadership boards of UJA-Federation of New York, Jewish National Fund and Birthright Israel Foundation. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University and a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University.