Greer’s Vision of a Just Domestic Agenda

Simon Greer is the incoming President of The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the leading foundation rooted in Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, and the outgoing President and CEO of Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice (PJA & JFSJ). During his almost seven year tenure at PJA & JFSJ, Mr. Greer led the organization through a period of dramatic institutional growth, including three mergers, and increased philanthropic impact.   Under his leadership, PJA & JFSJ developed the largest domestic Jewish service learning program in the United States, started four innovative leadership training programs, and moved millions of dollars in low-interest loans to help businesses and homeowners revive the Gulf Coast after Katrina. In 2011 Greer was named to the Forward 50, an annual list of the country’s most influential Jews, in part for the role he played in convincing Fox News to cancel Glenn Beck’s popular daily show.  Before joining PJA & JFSJ, Mr. Greer worked as a labor and community organizer and social change leader for 15 years.

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Greer Helped Spearhead the Campaign as President of Jewish Funds for Justice

Simon Greer vs. Glenn Beck

This video, produced by Simon’s former employer, presents the organization’s campaign against Glenn Beck, who personally vilified Greer in the media.

Greer in the Press

Read a recent article by Simon, “A Passover Plea: Don’t Tread on E Pluribus Unum.”

Read more about Simon’s critique of Glen Beck from the Washington Post.

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Noam Pianko is the Samuel N. Stroum Chair of Jewish Studies and a Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies. Noam directs the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and serves as the Herbert and Lucy Pruzan Processor of Jewish Studies. Pianko’s research interests include modern Jewish history, Zionism, and American Judaism.

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