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Joy Sisisky

Joy Sisisky

CEO, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco

Joy Sisisky has served the Jewish community for more than twenty years as a professional dedicated to advancing philanthropy, social justice causes and women’s issues. Known as an optimistic thought-leader and innovator in progressive Jewish philanthropy, Joy was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Bay Area Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in San Francisco. Previously, she served as Chief Philanthropy Office at the organization. In the last five years alone, Joy has stewarded more than $1 billion in philanthropic capital through the Endowment Fund, one of the largest Jewish community foundations in the country with more than $2.3 billion in assets.

Previously, Joy served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York, working to advance the status and well-being of women and girls in the Jewish community in New York and around the world through social change grantmaking and advocacy. Joy is a former Ralph I. Goldman Fellow at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) where she spent a year living and working in Jewish communities in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Joy was the first national co-chair of JDC Entwine and serves on the Board of the organization.

Joy graduated from Brandeis University and earned dual-master’s degrees from the University of Southern California in Public Administration and Hebrew Union College in Jewish Community Service. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Jonathan Salky and daughters, Alexandra and Emmy.