Judith Stern Peck

Director of the Family Wealth Family Life Project, Ackerman Institute For The Family

Judith Stern Peck has had extensive experience as both a family therapist and a consultant to family businesses, family foundations and family offices. She is actively involved in the asset management of her own family’s business. She is Director of a project team at the Ackerman Institute for the Family to research, educate and consult on Family Wealth and Family Life; Exploring the Human side of Wealth. She has been selected as a participant in the consultant referral service on the Council on Foundations’ Family Foundation Services department. She was recently given “Fellow” status by FFI, the professional organization for Family Business Consultants after her 15 years of experience working with family businesses and family foundations. In addition, she is presently serving on the Advisory Board of BBR Partners. Through her consulting practice, Judith has worked with multiple families in the real estate, manufacturing and printing industries as well as the asset management and philanthropic arena. She has done training with professionals as well as families through conferences, seminars and workshops. Judith has been actively working in the voluntary sector since the 1970s. She is presently the President of the Israel Policy Forum, an organization whose primary focus is PEACE in the Middle East. She serves on the Jewish Communal Fund Board. At UJA – Federation of NY, she is a past Chair of the Board and has just completed her term as Chair of the Appropriations Committee. In recent years she has been Chair of the Jewish Continuity Commission as well as Founding Chair of “Partnership 2000” – a program that seeks to transform the Diaspora-Israeli relationship. She also served on the Board and Executive Committee of the newly formed United Jewish Communities and just completed her tenure as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Previously, at first the 92nd Street Y and subsequently, at UJA-Federation, in addition to being a member of both Boards, she chaired a variety of Task Forces and Committees. She has served as President of B’nai Jeshurun, a conservative synagogue on the Upper West Side and served on the Capital Campaign Council for the JCC of the Upper Westside. Her most exciting and confirming endeavor has been as a member of the Dialogue Project, a group of American Palestinian and Jewish women leaders who have met in dialogue since 1989 to help move the peace process forward. Her educational background includes a BA from Finch College and M.S.W. from Yeshiva University. She attended the Ackerman Institute for the Family for her post-graduate training.

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