Pamela Kanfer
Director, Chair
For more than 40 years at The Lippman School, Pam Kanfer has held numerous lay and professional positions, including school director, general studies and Hebrew teacher, board president and currently educational therapist. As a Dyslexia Specialist, she also maintains a private practice. She is former … Read More →

Ketti Zigdon
Director, Vice Chair
Ketti Zigdon, nee Kanfer, is a stay at home mom, caring for her children and running her household. She studied baking and pastry arts at the Jerusalem School of Culinary Arts after earning her BA in Judaic Studies from Stern College of Yeshiva University with … Read More →

Mamie Kanfer Stewart
Director, President
Mamie Kanfer Stewart is passionate about creating opportunities for people to do their best work and be their best selves. Mamie is founder of Meeteor, a coaching and training firm focused on building healthy, high performing teams with a special emphasis on productive meetings… Read More →

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Joseph Kanfer
Joe Kanfer is Venturer at GOJO. The second generation of family leadership of GOJO, Joe was CEO from 1976 to May 2018, when he transitioned to Venturer. As Venturer, Joe is a member of the GOJO Board and an advisor and coach to many teams … Read More →

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which includes GOJO, maker of PURELL® brand solutions including America’s #1 hand sanitizer, and an array of ventures and philanthropic foundations. And she is deeply involved in her communities and her family. … Read More →

Jaron Kanfer
Jaron Kanfer is the co-founder and CEO of UNKNWN Miami, which he owns with partner LeBron James. Jaron’s first foray into fashion began in college where he started Blessed Label, a t-shirt and outwear line in Northeastern Ohio.… Read More →

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Joshua N.K. Rolnick
Josh Rolnick’s short story collection, Pulp and Paper, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li (University of Iowa Press). His most recent stories have appeared in Boulevard (Spring 2021) and Meridian (Spring 2020). Previous short stories have won the Arts & Letters fiction prize … Read More →

Justin Stewart
Justin Stewart is a real estate developer who recently launched Blue Cube Properties in Brooklyn, NY, to rehabilitate and convert into rentals existing buildings. He also works as the Property/Construction manager for the family’s NY properties … Read More →

Donny Zigdon
An entrepreneur, Donny is currently the Managing Principal at One Above Enterprise, formed and funded to purchase and operate a Northeast Ohio business. Donny is also an active board member and a partner at Lake City Plating, after years of serving as the controller … Read More →

Sara Ferne Kanfer
Sara Ferne Kanfer is currently focusing on her role as a stay-at-home mom to her toddler and has shifted her energies to domestic life since leaving her work in e-commerce in 2019 … Read More →

Founding Directors
In 1966, Jerome Lippman (1913-2005) – known as Jerry to his friends, employees, and customers, and as “Grandpa Jerry” to the current generation of Kanfer family members – and Goldie Lippman (1911-1972) established the Jerome Lippman Family Foundation, later renamed Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation. Jerry and Goldie were committed to Jewish life and social justice … Read More →


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Sophia Bassan
Operations Manager, Board Secretary
Sophia enjoys improving systems to make them easier to use. Before joining Lippman Kanfer, Sophia worked in the fundraising department of the Orthodox Union (OU). At the OU, she helped improve the functionality .. … Read More →