Volunteer Spotlight: Joanna Leefer

Joanna Leefer
Administration/Development Assistant

If you received a thank you for your most recent JewishGen contribution more promptly than in the past, you can thank Joanna Leefer.

In the fall of 2008, Joanna began volunteering for JewishGen and helped with online fundraising. Since that time, she has expanded her role by becoming the point person for sending out donor acknowledgments, ensuring that volunteer agreements are updated in a timely manner and other administrative tasks that vary on a weekly basis.

“I am glad to be of assistance at JewishGen’s New York’s office,” Joanna stated. “I think it is important for all Jews to have a connection with their past, and I feel fortunate I can be of service.”

When she is not helping JewishGen, Joanna works part-time for an advocacy organization for the elderly in New York City and in her free time, enjoys swimming, reading and researching her own Jewish roots.

She lives with her husband and son in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, NY.

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