Judith came originally from Manchester but lived in London for many years. Her professional experience in both cities has been in the field of teaching, youth and community work and social work and she holds the relevant qualifications for these. Judy was a trainer for social workers and other professionals for many years and when taking early retirement from her last professional post developed a partnership providing management consultancy and training
for companies in general and for the voluntary care sector in particular. Judy has written and published training materials the most recent of which is about working with the Disability Discrimination Act.
She was one of the small group of working women who,as volunteers, set up Jewish Women’s Aid in the UK as a national organisation. It was formed in response to the needs of Jewish women who experienced domestic abuse and has now eveloped into a national charity supported by public funding and by charitable donations and employs professional staff and many volunteers. It provides a shelter and support services as well as running outreach and training programmes . As the first chairperson and proud now to be the President of
JWA. Previously she was also involved in the development and launch of the Jewish Aids
Trust as a charity and was until a trustee of that organisation.
Judy was married to the same (lovely) man for 40 years, have three grown up daughters and five lovely grandchildren. He died in May 2000. In December 2003 she remarried another lovely man and as a result they live half the year in Israel and half in
London. She is fortunate to still be involved in a voluntary capacity as a consultant and trainer
to voluntary organisations in both countries