Ann Baidack Pava currently serves as Acting Chair of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. She is past chair of National Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). During her two- year tenure (2013-2015) she traveled the world speaking to women about their philanthropy and its impact on the Jewish people. Under her leadership the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign of the Jewish Federation of North America increased by 3 million dollars.
She is a past recipient of the JFNA Kipnes-Wilson Friedland Award for outstanding women philanthropists, the ADL Torch of Liberty Award and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Lay Leadership Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.
Ann serves as Chair of the Jewish Education and Engagement Committee of JFNA and serves on the boards of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) and GPATs (Graduate Program for Advanced Talmud Study) at Yeshiva University. Ann served as the founding President of the Hebrew High School of New England, the region’s first co-ed Jewish high school serving the communities of Western Massachusetts and Greater Hartford and New Haven Connecticut.