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Michelle Shapiro Abraham

URJ/Specialty Camp Incubator
Director of Learning and Innovation for URJ Youth/Jewish Life Consultant
Michelle Shapiro Abraham, M.A.J.E, R.J.E, has worked in the field of Jewish education for over twenty years as a youth professional, synagogue educator, curriculum, siddurim and children's book author, camp and organizational consultant, and professional speaker. Michelle currently serves as the director of learning and innovation for URJ Youth. In this role she partners with URJ Camps and NFTY to create immersive, joyful Jewish environments, supports congregations in their youth work, and collaborates with the larger field to imagine new approaches to Jewish engagement. In addition to her work at the URJ, Michelle is a consultant with Foundation for Jewish Camp and has helped to create approaches to Jewish life for both new and existing camps. She holds a master's degree in Jewish education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Rhea Hirsch School of Education and is a proud recipient of the prestigious 2015 Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.