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Dr. Jane Shapiro

Dr. Jane Shapiro

Dr. Jane Shapiro is a Spertus Institute mentor, in addition to serving on the faculty.

She is a founder of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning, where she teaches a variety of classes blending text study with other intentional practices. She previously served as Associate Director of the Florence Melton School, where she worked with teachers across North America and Israel to develop strong pedagogic practices.

She is a graduate of the Mandel Teacher Educators Institute and Visions of Jewish Education projects. In 2017, she was awarded the Covenant Foundation’s prestigious Educators Award.

Jewish Professional Studies

EdD, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
BA, Princeton University

Research interests

Adult Learning


Major Jewish Values Concepts