Judy Abel, JOFA's VP of communications, is a seasoned journalist and mother of three living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She also is the current president of the Yavneh Minyan, as well as one of its key founders. As part of the JOFA series on women's leadership and women women presidents, JOFA Executive Director Elana Sztokman asked Judy about her work as shulpresident and her vision of Orthodox women's leadership:
WHEN AND HOW DID YOU BECOME SHUL PRESIDENT?
I became the president of Kehilat Yavneh, which my husband, Michael Brill, and I founded, upon its inception in December 2006.