At our annual Board meeting in June, JF&CS welcomed seven new members to our Board. We are excited to have Jill Cohen, Danielle Darish, Penny M. Goodman, Fred Leif, Lewis J. Pearlson, Andrew Pearlstein, and Jay D. Rosenbaum join the JF&CS Board!

Penny Goodman Penny M. Goodman and her husband, Larry, live in Newton. They have two sons, Jeffrey and Jonathan. Penny is a graduate of George Washington University where she earned a bachelor of business administration degree. Her areas of expertise are fundraising events and nonprofit engagement.

In 2016, Penny was the recipient of the Kipness Wilson Frieland Award from the Jewish Federation of North America and in 2015 was given the Maxwell Burstein Volunteer Award from Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. She was also a CJP Circle of Excellence Award winner in 2014. Penny currently is a member of CJP's Caring and Social Justice Committee, and Past President and campaign chair of CJP's Women's Philanthropy. At JF&CS she has been a Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Mom® for the past 12 years and a chair of the 2015 Women's Breakfast.

Penny pursues golf, exercise, reading, and travel in her spare time.

"I am excited and proud to be a part of this amazing organization whose work touches the lives of so many in our community."

Fred Leif grew up in Paramus, New Jersey and is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton. Fred is the Chief Financial Officer at Abrams Capital Management LP, a privately owned hedge fund sponsor that provides its services to institutions and invests in the public equity and fixed income markets of the United States.

Fred and his wife, Lori, live in Chestnut Hill with their three children who attend the Solomon Schechter School. Fred and Lori have been supporters of Dana-Farber, Pan Mass Challenge, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

At JF&CS they were co-chairs of the 2016 Benefit. Fred is a current member of the JF&CS Finance Committee and is also a participant in the Acharai Program at CJP.