Laura Shaw Frank
Dr. Laura Shaw Frank serves as AJC’s Director of Contemporary Jewish Life. She holds a PhD in Jewish history from the University of Maryland, College Park and undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University. Previously, Laura held educational and administrative roles at Yeshivat Maharat and SAR High School in Riverdale, NY. In addition to her secondary school and post-graduate teaching, Laura has lectured widely across the country at conferences, synagogues, university Hillels, and adult education institutes. She has published articles on subjects including Israel education, Jewish marriage and divorce in America, modern Orthodoxy, and Orthodox women’s leadership. A passionate proponent of deep and nuanced Jewish education, Laura has worked extensively on national and international Jewish history and Israel education initiatives. Prior to beginning her work in the Jewish community, Laura was a corporate litigator at the firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP.
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