Abigail Gavens Iacob
J Leaders National Council Director, Leadership Circles
Who is wise? One who learns from all people.”Pirkei Avot 4:1
Why J Leaders?
I’m excited to serve on the J Leaders National Council. I experienced first-hand the positive impact this program can have on one’s personal and professional life. As a fellow in the inaugural Leadership Academy cohort, I now feel more equipped to take on leadership roles and make a positive change in the world around me. Being on the National Council gives me the opportunity to support this amazing organization, and share this opportunity with others.
Abigail is Speech Language Pathologist. Before going back to school, she worked as a special-education teacher for several years and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. Abigail has grown up immersed in the Jewish community. She serves as a board member on the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. From attending local Jewish day schools to serving as a regional board member for USY, volunteering has always been central to Abigail’s core.