Abby is an independent Jewish educator with over 20 years of experience. She helps her students expand their knowledge of all things Jewish while deepening their connection to Jewish text, history, and practice in ways that are uniquely meaningful for each of them.
A core part of Abby’s work is creating and teaching individualized Judaics curricula for public and secular private school families, as well as creating and officiating at b’nei mitzvah. Prior to founding her own independent teaching practice, Abby taught middle school Tanakh (Bible) and Mishna (Rabbinics) at Schechter Bergen County, and she absolutely loves working with middle schoolers.
Abby also regularly teaches adults in individual learning sessions, at the 92Y, and in small living room learning sessions. She recently taught “Power, Leadership and Monarchy: Ancient Kingship, Modern Lessons,” and explored lessons of governance from our tradition.
Another component of Abby’s work is creating and teaching individualized curricula for Jewish communal professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge of Jewish content and the Jewish experience in connection to their growth as Jewish communal leaders. Abby serves as a Jewish Journey Coach for the Schusterman Fellowship leadership program and a Judaic coach for the Wexner Field Fellowship. She also officiates at b’nei mitzvah and weddings, and is a volunteer mikveh guide for ImmerseNYC.
Abby’s clients, colleagues and students describe her as creative, empathetic, passionate, a great listener, and highly enthusiastic about her work. Abby earned a BA in history from Stern College, Yeshiva University, and an MA in Jewish studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary.