Testimonials

FROM PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

“Abby is an experienced Jewish educator who creates experiential, multiple-intelligence, text-based learning sessions for our ninth grader. I’m always impressed by the attention to detail and the number of sources and modalities used. Our ninth grader learns so much in each session that he gives his learning a 10 out of 10 each time.”
Kathy G., NYC

“I enjoy learning with Abby because she really makes me want to learn. I feel like I get to say my opinion and not just say what the text says. I really feel that I’m part of the learning experience.”
Y., fifth grader, NYC

“Abby worked with our family to introduce the study of Torah and practice of holidays into our lives, and to prepare our kids for their bat and bar mitzvah. Our daughter was turning 15 and our son was turning 13 and Abby created a curriculum that gave them grounding in Torah and prayer and gave us all a solid and deep understanding of Jewish holidays. Abby connected quickly and easily with our children and skillfully adapted her teaching to their age, ability, and learning style. She worked one-on-one with our kids and with all of us in family Torah and holiday sessions. With the kids, Abby created a powerful and meaningful service atop Masada. The kids were challenged intellectually and encouraged to create a service that reflected their own ideas and unique Jewish and interfaith identities. Abby’s lessons are well-prepared and insightful. She also has a lively and warm personality and grew very dear to us over the year we worked with her. We highly recommend her.” 

Olivia K., NYC     

FROM ADULT LEANERS:

“Abby is as passionate about her teaching as she is diligent, and she brings any Judaic material to life; you can’t help but be drawn in. Abby is engaging, approachable, thorough, smart, an incredible teacher. 

Abby does not just want to cover material, she wants to engage you in a dialogue. She is very thoughtful in her approach to every lesson. The lesson is designed around your style of learning and to incorporate your interests. Abby teaches with your experience of the world around you in mind, and makes the material approachable, no question is off the table. Abby is meticulous. When she covers a subject, you know that you will see it from all sides – all possible views, historical, political, religious, sociological, and more. 

My learning with Abby is intellectually stimulating and transformative.”

Laurie M., NYC

“I’ve been a Jewish communal professional for several years. Recently, I felt the need to ground my work and deepen my knowledge of Torah, Jewish ritual, and Jewish history.  Working with Abby has been a very positive experience. She is highly knowledgeable, her lessons are comprehensive, and she thoroughly prepares material that both covers the essentials of Judaism’s rich intellectual tradition, and also connects to my specific areas of interests. I highly recommend her as a Jewish studies tutor for adults.”
Dana H., Jewish Communal Professional, NYC

FROM COACHEES & WEDDING COUPLES:

“I had been struggling with the art of networking for years, and my future was looking grim. Abby coached me on email writing and networking, and after a short time, I was able to approach the people I needed to establish important connections and make my career happen. I have met my goal. I am now employed in a Jewish day school. Abby is a focused and talented networking and career coach whom I would recommend to anyone who feels lacking in confidence and networking savvy.”
Nick K.

“Abby has helped me enormously. She has coached me with her supportive and firm style, helping me focus on applying to graduate school and fulfilling my dreams. She has helped me draft countless emails and cover letters, and has also coached me to approach superiors, colleagues and those who report to me, with confidence, negotiating in ways that are most effective for me. I am fulfilling my dream as a full-time rabbinical student and part-time education director at a synagogue that completely aligns with my own values.”
Yael S.

“After my first coaching session with Abby, my resume of Jewish experiences was tighter and clearer — I felt that I could send it along to prospective employers. Abby’s approach to coaching is kind and direct. She makes great use of our time together. I now have a better outlook on the job search process.”
Dina F.

“We recently had a wedding that was co-officiated by Abby and we could not be happier.  My wife is Catholic and I am Jewish and we wanted to have a ceremony that was inclusive of both of our cultures.  Abby was extremely helpful throughout the process.  She asked thoughtful questions to get an idea of what we were looking for and made suggestions for what Jewish elements we could include.  Abby was communicative, detail-oriented, professional, a pleasure to work with, and we would 100% recommend her for your officiating needs.”
Josh P.

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