Janet Hod of Teaneck and Naomi Korn Gold of Sharon, Mass., have joined the National Council of Young Israel’s board of directors. They were elected to fill open seats, bringing the board to the maximum size permitted under its constitution. Ms. Hod will be associate vice president for the New York area and Ms. Gold will be associate vice president for outside the New York area.
“We are thrilled to welcome Janet Hod and Naomi Korn Gold to the NCYI board,” NCYI’s president, Rabbi David Warshaw, said. “Both are highly qualified Young Israel leaders whose communal experience, professional expertise, and commitment to the Young Israel movement will make them integral members of our national leadership team. We look forward to the many important contributions they will make to NCYI in the future.
“We are deeply committed to involving women as leaders at all levels of our organizational structure,” he added. “This is an important beginning as we work to ensure that our national organization reflects the diversity of our Young Israel constituency.”
Janet Hod is a founding member of Young Israel of Teaneck; she was its first board secretary and now, as a board member, is in her second two-year term. She was the shul’s volunteer executive director for the last four years and plays a pivotal role in the day-today-operations of the synagogue, which has experienced tremendous growth.
Naomi Korn Gold has been president, vice president, and secretary at Young Israel of Sharon. She helped modify its constitution, was involved with its first rabbinic search in more than 25 years, and worked to enhance the synagogue’s security. She’s also an active volunteer at Striar Hebrew Academy.