Anya Morgulis Director of education and engagement
Anya received her Masters’ Degree in Jewish Education from the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS and spent more than two years studying at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel including a role as a liaison for Jewish learning at Pardes, where she was responsible for coordinating the faculty teaching schedule and serving as a conduit between clergy, students and teachers. As a student curriculum leader at the Institute, she prepared the 5th and 6th grade curriculum, created and implemented experiential programs for Jewish youth groups and organized leadership training for the 12th grade youth group leaders.
Prior to her graduate work, Anya served for four years as Director of Engagement at the Hillel at Virginia Tech where she supervised student leaders, organized fundraisers, recruited and trained staff, planned and executed multiple educational and engagement programs, and increased overall participation. She has been a teacher and Hebrew tutor in the religious school program at the Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan, where she also created a pre B’nei Mitzvah curriculum. Anya also brings with her excellent office management skills, having served as an administrator at Masorti Olami. Beyond Jewish life, Anya is an avid football fan, loves to talk about her adorable nephews, and is always happy to share her family's stories about immigrating from the former Soviet Union. Anya is still new to the area, and looks forward to exploring all that Long Island has to offer.