Rabbi Judy, as she prefers to be called, is a native of Brooklyn, and previously served congregations in Rochester and Olean in upstate New York and as Rabbi of Community Reform Temple in Westbury. .
A well-known fixture throughout the community and beyond, Rabbi Judy has chaired UJA’s Long Island Rabbinic Advisory Council as well as the current president of the East Meadow Interfaith Clergy Association. Rabbi Judy also serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County and works closely with the East Meadow School District administration to assure that sensitivity to the Jewish community is considered in scheduling and programming.
“My love of Judaism and the Jewish people prompted me to become a rabbi,” she says. “I share that appreciation and a deep understanding of Jewish life with our temple family.”
Rabbi Abramowitz serves as Rabbi Emeritus for Temple Or Elohim. He grew up in Brooklyn and was ordained in 1966. He lived in Israel for more than three years and attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1961 to 1963. The university is ranked as one of the world’s best—four of Israel’s prime ministers over the past decade are among its graduates.
For 14 years, Abramowitz served as associate rabbi with Kehillath Shalom Synagogue in Cold Spring Harbor and serves as chaplain to the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association of Long Island and to the Fraternal Order of Police on Long Island.