Jennifer Sokol cares deeply about building Jewish community. She has dedicated herself to numerous leadership roles since she and her family moved to Armonk in 2002.
Jennifer is in her sixth year as a member of Westchester Jewish Council’s Board of Directors, where she has chaired the Council’s Nominating Committee and steered the committee’s outreach to current and outgoing board members.
An active member of Bet Torah in Mount Kisco for nearly twenty years, Jennifer served on the synagogue’s Board of Directors, as vice president of Lifelong Learning and chair of Social Action. Jennifer collaborated with Bet Torah’s Rabbis, professionals and lay leaders on Adult Education, featured speakers, and remote member gatherings and organized Bet Torah’s approach to Tikkun Olam, including the development of the synagogue’s Caring, Community Service, Interfaith, and Social Justice Committees.
Jennifer has served in numerous leadership volunteer positions with UJA-Federation including: member of the Advisory Board of J-Teen Leadership; member of the Caring Department’s Global Jewish Safety Net Committee; chair of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal’s Experiments in Teen Engagement Taskforce and member of its Beginning Jewish Families Taskforce; chair of Westchester Program Services Cabinet; co-chair of Northern Westchester Women’s Philanthropy, and member of Westchester Women’s Philanthropy Cabinet. Jennifer was awarded the Martha K. Selig Young Leadership Award in 2013 for her dedication to UJA-Federation.
Jennifer has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Pastoral Education at Jewish Theological Seminary and on DOROT’s Westchester Committee. She is a past board member of the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, where her three children attended preschool. Jennifer has a B.A. in English from Binghamton University, and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.