The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is committed to providing essential resources during the international crisis caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are coordinating with all Jewish-affiliated organizations, schools, synagogues and agencies in the region to assess and address emerging needs. For resources and to donate to our emergency fund, please click below.

Melissa B. Greenberg

Executive Vice President

Melissa has led the philanthropy efforts of many civic, cultural and educational institutions in Philadelphia. Before she became Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Federation, she was vice president of development for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation where she designed Building Inspiration, the campaign for the Free Library System. Previously, Melissa directed Access to Excellence for Temple University and the $265 million Campaign to Build the Kimmel Center. A native Philadelphian, her career was launched when she worked with Mayor Ed Rendell to build initiatives to position Philadelphia as a destination city. Contact Melissa at

Melissa S. Johnson

Chief Planning and Strategy Officer

Melissa S. Johnson (“Missy”) is the Chief Planning and Strategy Officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Jewish Federation, Missy served as the Executive Director for Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. As a career labor and employment attorney, Missy also served as General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources (and Senior Development Officer) for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, as well as General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources of Strategic Management Group, Inc. Missy also worked as a labor and employment attorney for the law firm of Blank Rome LLP and McCausland, Keen & Buckman, providing corporate, employment law, and human resources services to for-profit and non-profit organizations. Missy holds a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law, as well as a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree from Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the National Association for Temple Administration where she served as the Vice President for Strategic Engagement, as well as Ethics Committee Chair. She currently serves on the Congregational Ethics Task Force for the Union for Reform Judaism. Missy also serves on the Legal Committee of the Reform Pension Board. Contact Missy at or 215.832.0586.

Steven Rosenberg

Chief Operating Officer

Steven Rosenberg leads the Jewish Federation’s marketing and communications efforts and he oversees all business aspects of the Jewish Exponent, the second oldest continuously published Jewish weekly paper in the U.S. Previously, Steve was vice president of marketing and communications for the National Constitution Center. He has worked for the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) and Spectacor, and was the founder of the sports and entertainment company Myriad Associates, working with the National Hockey League, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney’s World on Ice, Nickelodeon and the World Wrestling Federation. He has been an adjunct professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Temple University. Contact Steve at