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Rona Sheramy
Executive Director

Rona is thrilled and honored to lead JFEW, an organization dedicated for more than a century to women’s education and economic mobility.  She previously served as Executive Director of the Association for Jewish Studies, where she worked to support and expand the mission of the largest learned society and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of Jewish Studies scholarship and teaching.  Rona graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and received a PhD from Brandeis University in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on topics related to Jewish Studies and education. She has also worked extensively with graduate students and young scholars providing career coaching and professional guidance.

Stacey Winter
Program Director

Stacey Winter joins JFEW with a background in philanthropic giving, nonprofit management and economic development for women in need. Most recently, Stacey was Program Director for the Taproot Foundation and Senior Program Officer for the Liz Claiborne Foundation. She holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and an M.P.A. from Columbia University and is thrilled to be helping further educational opportunities for young women.



Amanda Lefer
Finance & Administration Manager

Amanda Lefer enthusiastically joins JFEW after spending two years at the PCLB Foundation, first as a Program Officer in its Education portfolio, and then as the Grants and Administrative Manager. Prior to her career in philanthropy, Amanda worked for an education-based non-profit where she developed a passion for community organizing to advance social and economic justice initiatives. Amanda graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Art History and she is delighted that her professional journey has led her to JFEW.

For general inquiries, contact: info (at) jfew (dot) org