Andrea Colby

Andrea Colby and her family have been members of Neve Shalom in Metuchen New Jersey for over 27 years. She has been dedicated to Conservative Judaism her entire life, having been affiliated with Temple Israel Center while growing up in White Plains, New York and having attended Camp Ramah in New England for several summers.

Andrea currently serves on the Mid-Atlantic District Council of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and helps facilitate discussions at monthly Presidents’ Council meetings. She also serves as a moderator of the recently-established Presidents Google Group. At Neve Shalom, Andrea has served as President, Vice President, Ritual Committee Chair, board member and piano accompanist. She regularly chants Torah, haftarah and megillot and enjoys leading services as well.

Professionally, Andrea worked for over 35 years as an intellectual property attorney, including 28 years for Johnson & Johnson, from which she retired in 2016. Andrea is also a board member of Young Audiences of NJ & Eastern PA and Albany Law School. Andrea earned her J.D. from Albany Law School, her M.A. in Organizational Management from Fielding Graduate University and her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her son and the family poodles, making music, writing, weaving, and composing songs with her lyricist husband Michael.


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