New York City Innovators

Facilitators: Abby Pitkowsky, Dr. Evie Rotstein
Format: Virtual

About this Network:

Educators with varying degrees of experience will have the opportunity to collaborate and create new strategies for innovative models of curricular design for learning beyond the walls of the classroom. We will also devote time to the peer consultancy process to unravel the challenges we face as Jewish educators.

Additional Information:

  • This network is open to new members but requires an initial conversation with the facilitator.
  • This network is designed for educational directors and youth professionals.

About the Facilitators:

Abby Pitkowsky
Abby Pitkowsky

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.

Dr. Evie Rotstein
Dr. Evie Rotstein

Evie Rotstein is the director of the New York School of Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and formerly the coordinator of the Certificate for Adolescents and Emerging Adults. She was previously the director of the Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators, the professional learning project co-sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and HUC-JIR.

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 9:30am - 10:45am Eastern
September 23, November 11, December 17, (2021) January 28, March 17, April 28
Abby Pitkowsky
Dr. Evie Rotstein
New members
Target audience
Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic regions
Staten Island
Area of work