Arnee R. Winshall

President and CEO, Hebrew at the Center

Arnee R. Winshall has volunteered for the Jewish community in a wide variety of capacities.  In her home state of Massachusetts, she is the Founding Chair of JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School and sits on the Board of Overseers of Hebrew College. As a past member of the boards of The Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the JCC’s of Greater Boston (where she chaired the early childhood committee), she helped spearhead the launch of PJ Library in Boston.  Nationally, Arnee is immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of RAVSAK -The Jewish Community Day School Network and is the President and CEO of Hebrew at the Center, and a founding board member of the Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America. She also served as the lay co-chair of the Lippman Kanfer Institute, launched by JESNA, as well as serving on its board for many years. She has served on the boards of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, the National Yiddish Book Center and the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative.
Professionally, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, Arnee taught English as a second language to all ages and supervised a pilot k-2 English immersion project in six lab schools. Subsequently, Arnee pursued studies in developmental psycholinguistics at the University of Chicago. In addition, she has worked in wholesale and retail sales, tradeshow information tools, and owned and operated a residential real estate company. 
Arnee is married to Walter Winshall and is the proud mother of Sarah and Aaron, who have both benefited from day school educations and Jewish camping. She is a passionate advocate for consistent excellence in Jewish education, investing in the development of educational leadership, fostering lifelong teaching and learning and enabling each person to reach his or her potential.