Ruth SchapiraDirector of Leadership and Training
Ruth has held positions in Jewish and nonprofit organizations ranging from academic institutions and government agencies to synagogues, volunteer organizations and camps. She has been a teacher, consultant, counselor, writer, business owner and artist. In addition, she is a blogger and writes posts about Judaism, leadership and outreach strategies. Ruth has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from New York University and undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Psychology from American University. She is currently a student in the doctoral program for Jewish Education at Gratz College. Ruth serves on the Philadelphia Board of Hadassah as the Vice-President of Strategic Planning, and on the Advisory Council of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia. Ruth and her husband, Jerry, reside in Bucks County, Pa., and their two married children (along with three grandchildren) live in New York City.