Jocelyn Inglis has been named Yad Leah’s director of development. The newly created position will enable Yad Leah to raise awareness and much needed funds to continue growing its presence in the United States and in Israel. Yad Leah provides the needy in Israel with basic clothing essentials; Ms. Inglis will work to develop engaging and educational volunteer opportunities for individuals and families.
She joins Yad Leah after working for the Jewish Theological Seminary as its major gifts officer; and before that she worked for the Jewish National Fund.
“I am so excited to be taking on this challenge and look forward to the amazing work that we will be able to accomplish moving forward,” Ms. Inglis said. “Israel has always held a special place in my heart and to be able to impact so many communities through the work of Yad Leah will be so meaningful. I’m looking forward to working with the staff of Yad Leah here and in Israel and to build on the amazing foundation that has already been created.”
Ms. Inglis’ connection to Israel began when she spent her junior year of college studying at Hebrew Union College; that summer she lived and worked on Kibbutz Tzora, near Bet Shemesh.
She earned her MSW and certificate in Jewish communal service from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Ms. Inglis, a member of Temple Emeth in Teaneck, is treasurer of Bergenfield United Soccer Club and is on the Bergenfield High School Class of 2020 Project Graduation committee. She lives in Bergenfield with her husband, Trevor, and their children, Jacob and Abigail. To learn more about Yad Leah, email her at email@example.com.