Ann Baidack Pava is a 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 on the Executive Committee of JFNA and on the boards of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) and GPATs (Graduate Program for Advanced Talmud Study) at Yeshiva University. She also serves as Chair of the Jewish Education and Engagement Committee of JFNA.
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.
Ann and her husband Jeremy Pava live in West Hartford, CT. They have three children and two daughters in law and one grandchild, Harvey and his wife Devorah and their son, Oliver, Nate and his wife Alison and Devorah a 2017 graduate of Brandeis University.