Photography by ChiChi Ubiña
YWCA Greenwich will be holding its 3rd Annual Women Who Inspire Awards to recognize exceptional women in our community. YWCA Greenwich’s Women Who Inspire Awards was established to recognize and celebrate outstanding women who have excelled in philanthropic, professional, and volunteer pursuits. Importantly, these honorees have enriched the lives of many in our community. This event combines the best of the YWCA Greenwich BRAVA and Spirit of Greenwich Awards and acknowledges the changes in society that have led to the fluidity of work/life pursuits for women of today.
Pam Ehrenkranz is the CEO of UJA-JCC Greenwich. In Pam’s 22 years at the helm, she has helped raise over 50 million dollars for Jews in need worldwide, global disaster relief, and other emergency campaigns. Along with an innovative board, she transformed the organization from primarily fundraising efforts 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 hosts a weekly lunch and learn program with an international who’s who of scholars, teaches Jewish literacy and text classes, and oversees the Davis Film Festival, which brings foreign and art 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 history and Jewish influence 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 opportunities to benefit the vulnerable and newly vulnerable, seniors, families with young children, and those facing 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 share five children and eight grandchildren.
For questions, contact Janet Eliopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-869-6501, ext. 102