Abby Klionsky

Abby Klionsky is a 2014-2016 ISJL Education Fellow. She is a recent graduate of Princeton University, and hails from Chicago, Illinois.


Articles by Abby Klionsky

Saying Goodbye To The House That Became A Home

When a person moves to a new house, there are rituals, of sorts, that celebrate the milestone. We hang a ...

Deep South Departures: Fellows Say Farewell

As our time in Mississippi as ISJL Education Fellows comes to an end, we wanted to write a final collaborative-blog-post ...

Mensch Madness Game 1: Gaon vs. Gaon

Welcome to Mensch Madness… Game One! Opposing team captains Amram Gaon and Saadia Gaon (no relation) file out onto the ...

#TBT: Reflecting on Last Week’s MLK Service Day

If you ever want to visit the ISJL office, make sure not to come on a Friday. Chances are, you ...

Discovering My Southern Jewish Family… After I Moved Down South

At first blush, I might not seem like a very “Southern” Jewish girl: I grew up in Chicago, after all. ...

What Makes This Lulav So Southern?

In elementary school, the Jewish holidays were never an issue — I went to a Jewish day school, so school ...

Mensch Madness Game 8: Semifinals, Scapegoat vs. Big Fish!

The Scapegoat pulled a surprise victory in his last game, and he’s back with more confidence and a new nickname: ...

Dressing Up As Vashti

Little girls don’t usually dress up as Vashti for Purim. Esther is the heroine, after all, and those poofy princess ...

It’s a Small [Jewish] World After All!

Like many people, I’m easily distracted. I once spent the entire duration of a service at the Spanish Synagogue in ...