Rabbi Abigail Treu is a spiritual leader who has served in a variety of roles at legacy institutions of American Jewish life. Since ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2008, she has served at JTS as a Rabbinic Fellow and National Director of Torah Fund; worked on the senior team of the National Ramah Commission as Director of Strategic Advancement and Reshet Ramah; and as the rabbi and Director of the Center for Jewish Living and David H. Sonabend Center for Israel at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.
Rabbi Treu has served on the board of Big Tent Judaism, working to build Jewish communities welcoming to all kinds of Jewish families, as well as on the Women’s Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, and is an alumna of the Clergy Training Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.
In 2005 she co-authored, with Dov Peretz Elkins, The Bible’s Top 50 Ideas, and she has written a number of articles and op-eds. An avid knitter and yoga enthusiast, she lives in South Orange with her husband and three children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rabbi Treu served as the Interim Rabbi to Congregation Agudas Achim in Columbus, Ohio, where she brought her love of teaching, writing, and Torah to nurture that community during that time.