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Board Member Spotlight: Lew Abel

“The Committee Guy”: Lew Abel

Since 1998, Lew Abel has proudly served on the Federation Housing Board. Lew is actively involved in several Board Committees, namely the Personnel, Investment and Finance Committees and has served as Chairman of both the Personnel and Finance Committees. Lew, a CPA, received his B.S. in Accounting from Temple University. His professional experience includes positions as Chief Financial Officer of Jewish Funds for Justice, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Executive Vice-President of Sameric Corporation along with memberships in numerous professional organizations. Lew was also a past-recipient of B’nai Brith’s Man of the Year Award.

Lew is known for his dependability and quick willingness to make himself available to his fellow Board and Committee members as well as to Federation Housing’s corporate staff. During his tenure on Federation Housing’s Board and through his service on the Personnel Committee, Lew has been an advocate to Federation Housing’s employees. Lew has been instrumental in introducing benefits and policies that positively impact Federation Housing’s employees. His kind and caring nature coupled with his good sense of humor contribute greatly to the Federation Housing community. “

Lew and his wife Elaine are the proud parents of three children Ronald, David and Julie and are kvelling” in their new role as great-grandparents. The Abels currently reside in Elkins Park and are active members of Keneseth Israel Synagogue.

We are proud to recognize Lew’s tireless dedication to and on-going support of Federation Housing’s Board, staff and residents. Kathy Wiercinski, Federal Housing’s Director of Finance who has worked closely with Lew throughout his years on the Board, sums up Lew most aptly when she says, “Lew is an all-around good guy”.

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