Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE, RJE
Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE, RJE (she/her), is the Union for Reform Judaism’s executive director of strategic innovation and program for camps, youth & immersives. A longtime Jewish educator, author, and speaker, she holds a master’s degree in Jewish education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Michelle is a recipient of the 2015 Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education and an active member of Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains, NJ, where her husband, Joel Abraham, serves as the rabbi.
Our things are important and precious to us. They are physical manifestations of our memories. They are our attachment to people and places. They are infinitely meaningful.
How do we help our children understand this world? How do we both protect them and make sure that they are knowledgeable enough to take action when needed?