Ann Baidack Pava is the immediate 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.
A passionate advocate of Jewish Day School Education, she served as the founding President of the Hebrew High School of New England, the region’s first Jewish high school serving the communities of Western Massachusetts and Greater Hartford and New Haven Connecticut.
Ann is the current campaign Chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. She has served on the board of JOFA since 2003 and was recently appointed to the board of GPATS at Yeshiva University.
Ann and her husband Jeremy Pava live in West Hartford, CT. They have three children and a daughter in law, Harvey and his wife Devorah, and Nate and Devorah, both students at Brandeis University.