Jerry Silverman

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Jewish Federations of North America

Jerry Silverman is president and Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Federations of North America. Before joining JFNA, he served as president of the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

For a decade before that, Jerry held a range of executive positions at the Stride Rite Corp. of Boston, including president of its international division; president, Stride Rite Children’s Group, and president, Keds Corp. Between 1979 and 1994, he held several senior executive positions at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco, including national sales manager of Levi Dockers.

Over the years, Jerry has been on the boards of a range of organizations, both in the public and private sectors. Jerry is married to Erica Silverman and is the father of five children ranging in age from 22-30.


Plenary: Advocacy in Action