Qushiyot Alumni Network

Facilitator: Abby Pitkowsky
Format: Hybrid (includes some virtual)


The 12 months of your time in the Qushiyot Israel Education Fellowship may have ended but the support and learning with colleagues can continue in this network. This network will function as a Community of Practice comprised of Qushiyot alumni who share a passion for developing and teaching high quality Israel educational experiences that challenge and engage our students. We will learn from each other as we expand, deepen and improve our work in Israel Education.

PREREQUISITE: Open only to alumni of the Qushiyot Israel Education Fellowship - Pilot, Aleph, Bet cohorts, Gimmel and Dalet cohorts.

Additional information:

Depending on the location of the registrants, our gatherings will be either virtual or in person, or a blend of both.

About the facilitator:

Abby Pitkowsky is the Director of Israel Education and Westchester Region. Abby earned her BA from SUNY Binghamton and her MA degree in Jewish Education from JTS. Abby began her career in Jewish Education in both informal and formal frameworks in the NY area. She lived in Israel for nine years where she worked for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, serving Jewish communities overseas primarily in Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. After returning to the U.S. Abby shifted her professional focus to her local NY Jewish community. Abby’s current work is supporting educators to develop meaningful and relevant Israel educational opportunities for their institutions.

Abby Pitkowsky


October 29, November 21, December 17, (2020) February 6, March 31, June 4


10:00am - 11:15am

Designed for:

Associate / Assistant Director, etc.
Director / Principal / Head of School
Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional


Hybrid (includes some virtual)

Geographic Region:

Long Island
Staten Island

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