Jane Abraham

October 18, 1946March 13, 2019

Jane Abraham was born on October 18, 1946 and passed away on March 13, 2019.


  • Andrew Abraham, Spouse
  • Ethan Abraham, Son
  • Babette Sanders, Sister
  • Stella Abraham, Granddaughter
  • Henry Abraham, Grandson


  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 17, 2019

Jane Abraham

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Michael Lustig

March 19, 2019

I knew Jane through her role at UJA-Federation and she was my 'gateway' staffperson, undoubtedly the draw for my own deeper involvement with the organization. Jane staffed the NY Hillels Task Force (among her many roles!), and applied levelheaded wisdom to everything that she touched. She had an amazing rapport with all of the relevant people and brought a wealth of knowledge to bear, but as importantly, generously shared that with all around her. Everyone who worked or interacted with Jane on any sort of regular basis are definitely better people today as a result.

Susan Friedman

March 16, 2019

I had the honor of working closely with Jane for nine years at UJA. I came into that job as Managing Director never having worked for a Jewish organization much less a Federation. Jane became my stalwart guide helping me navigate the sometimes choppy seas of Jewish organizational life. Her sharp intelligence, consistent calm even under pressure, deep compassion and biting wit made even the toughest days manageable. I am so pleased that we had continued to see each other even after I moved on and she retired, albeit not nearly enough.

She will be dearly missed by those who so valued her presence in our lives. May her memory be as a blessing.

Betsy Longendorfer

March 16, 2019

The Jackson family sends its condolences to your family - Steve/Betsy and our son Dan, who attended the Academy with Ethan, and Dan's family.

Brenda Wolf

March 16, 2019

So Jane was my “older” cousin. We moved to Chicago in the earliy 1950’s but I enjoyed nothing more than visiting her or her coming to see us. She intoduced me to penny loafers. She took me to her college classes, I got to visit her when she was in grad school in Boston. I wanted to be just like Jane. Recently we saw each other about once a year. A treasured outing was visiting in NYC all the buildings where we and other family members had lived. It brought back so many memories. I will miss her but know she is ar peace.

Ann Levenstein

March 15, 2019

Knowing Jane was a gift. Working with Jane in NCJW was pure pleasure. She was so smart, so committed to advocacy, so dedicated to our NCJW mission. We were so lucky that she came to us after her retirement. Jane was a superb leader and, in these last few months, she was a role model for us all. We will miss her.

Our hearts go out to Andy and the family from

Ann and Bob Levenstein

Ruth seitelman

March 15, 2019

Jane, Elizabeth, and I were partners in crime. We plotted and planned as we shepherded NCJW BCS these last two years. Jane's understanding of advocacy issues and her sound common sense approach to leadership helped form the basis of our presidency. Our meetings were long and productive, although the beginning was always dedicated to grandchildren and their accomplishments. Pictures were proudly shared.

Her kindness, understanding, and humor made working together easy and rewarding. I'll miss her smile, her encouragement, but mostly her friendship.

My heartfelt condolences to Andy and the entire family. May Jane's life be for a blessing.

Elizabeth Halverstam

March 15, 2019

In her retirement, Jane became Co-President of National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section, a position she held for almost two years. As one of her Co-Presidents, I was inspired by her conscientiousness, compassion and professionalism. She was a great leader and our members were constantly motivated by her energy and enthusiasm. I am honored to have been her colleague and friend and I shall miss her.

My fellow members of NCJW offer our heartfelt condolences to Andy and the family.

Elizabeth Halverstam

Jacqueline Kates

March 14, 2019

As a member of the Age-Friendly Teaneck Steering Committee
and Chair of the Housing Options Task Force, Jane brought her vast experience, keen intelligence and very high degree of integrity to our efforts to help older adults age-in-place in the community. She has been a courageous, tenacious and inspirational colleague and friend.

May Jane's memory be for a blessing.

Our heartfelt condolences to Andy and their family from
Jackie and Michael Kates

Scott Schipper

March 14, 2019

My aunt Jane, was a wonderful human being. She was a caring and positive person. Who couldn't like Jane? She was nice and decent to anybody she encountered. That was her way. She was the kindest aunt to me, my two brothers, my wife Staci and my son Blake. I will cherish all the great memories since I was a very young boy . As a kid, Jane and Andy took my brothers and I to all sorts of interesting places and did similar when we had Blake. May her soul be bound in the bond of life. Her entire family, friends and all in her life should know no more sorrow.

Here is a pic from a family BBQ with Jane "some of the girls" from 2017. Good times.

Elise Slobodin

March 13, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Jane for over 14 years at UJA and feel honored to have known her. She brought wisdom, integrity, humility, commitment and dedication to her work and was a model for all of us. Jane was always deeply caring, kind, haimishe, thoughtful - the kind of colleague and friend all of us should be lucky enough to have. And we shared many laughs over the years. While Jane was still working, my day would never feels quite complete without a “what’s doing?” from her in the morning and a maternal “take good care” on her way out. She always warmed my heart. My deepest condolences to Andy and the whole family. May you all be inspired by her spirit and loving nature.