Pam Ehrenkranz is the CEO of UJA-JCC Greenwich. In Pam’s 22 years at the helm, she helped raise over 50 million dollars for Jews in need around the world, for global disaster relief, and other emergency campaigns. Along with an innovative board, she transformed the organization from a primarily fundraising organization to a center of social, educational and community gathering where thousands of participants enjoy creative programming.
A key element of this is community partnership—and many of the most successful programs were done in collaboration with the YWCA. Among her accomplishments, Pam crafts a weekly lunch and learn programs with an international who’s who of scholars, teaches Jewish literacy and text classes, and oversees the Davis Film Festival, which brings foreign and arts films to eager participants each month.
In addition, Pam brought the Young Israeli Emissary program as well as the national PJ Library program to Greenwich, which provides free books to families to facilitate conversations between parents and children about values and traditions. Pam has traveled with local teens and donors to Israel, Cuba, Argentina, Hungary and Morocco to explore the local and Jewish history and to witness how UJA-JCC plays a vital role in helping those communities thrive. During this pandemic,
Pam is very focused on the local community, creating new giving opportunities to benefit the vulnerable and the newly vulnerable, seniors, families with young children and those with food insecurity. Pam holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies from Gratz College and a B.A. in Psychology from New York University.
Pam has served on the boards of her local synagogue, Hillel at UCONN, and Jewish Arts Alive!, a supplemental children's educational program to bring Judaism alive through music, art and drama. She is married to Matt Greenberg, CEO of Schoke Jewish Family Service in Stamford, and between them they have five children and eight grandchildren.