Susan Sapiro

Susan Sapiro is an Associate at DRG, Inc., an executive search firm working in the nonprofit sector. From 1998–2002 she was a Senior Associate at Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project of the JCC in Manhattan, where she created programs and resources on women’s history, spirituality, leadership and philanthropy. While at Ma’yan, she also directed a feminist academic discussion group. She has published articles and book reviews on a number of topics including Jewish women’s studies, women’s philanthropy and work-life issues in nonprofit organizations. Sapiro has a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Seton Hall University, and an M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the New School for Social Research in New York. She received her B.A. in Sociology, Jewish Studies and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto.

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Orthodox Jewish education for women in America began with the work of Nacha Rivkin, a founder of Shulamith School for Girls, the first girls’ yeshiva in the United States. A courageous and proficient “doer,” Rivkin broke out of the mold of the passive, religious homemaker in her commitment to action. Through her music and artwork, she expanded the range of career possibilities for Orthodox women of her time.


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