Simon Greer

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Simon Greer

Simon Greer has worked as the president and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice since 2005.

Windcall Residency Program

Between 1989 and 2008, Greer attended the residency program of the Windcall Institute, a project of the Common Counsel Foundation. Holly Fincke is the Director of the Windcall Institute, and Van Jones serves on its advisory board.[1]

Jobs with Justice

Prior to beginning work for Jewish Funds for Justice, Greer worked as a labor and community organizer and social change leader for 15 years including serving as the Executive Director for New York Jobs with Justice.[2]

Jews United for Justice

Greer founded Jews United for Justice, an urban social change group in Washington, D.C.[2]

Jewish Funds for Justice

In 2005 Greer became president and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice. Since he assumed his position in 2005, Mr. Greer has led the organization through a period of dramatic institutional growth and increased philanthropic impact. Mr. Greer’s attention to organizational culture, change management, and leadership development has helped enable such growth in only five years.

An outsider to the organized Jewish community but a leader in the social change movement, Mr. Greer has made innovation a hallmark of his tenure and JFJ’s success. He is "one of the smartest, savviest, most strategic, most visionary leaders in American Jewish life," according to Rabbi David Saperstein (named by Newsweek as America’s most influential rabbi in 2009).[2]

National Leading From the Inside Out Alum

Simon Greer, Jewish Funds for Justice, was a 2003 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Leading From the Inside Out Alum.[3]


  1. CCF website: Windcall Residents 1989-2008 (accessed on Oct. 7, 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 JFJ website: Simon Greer (accessed on Jan. 18, 2010)
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