Laura Shaw Frank

Dr. Laura Shaw Frank is the Director of Contemporary Jewish Life at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) where she works extensively on Israel-Diaspora relations, Jewish literacy, and Israel education. She holds a PhD in American Jewish history from the University of Maryland, College Park and undergraduate and law degrees from Columbia University.

Articles by Laura Shaw Frank

Eruvin 44

Jew on a mission.

Eruvin 35

Tools of creativity.

Shabbat 150

The power of words.

Shabbat 98

Public and private spaces.

Shabbat 91

Original intention.

Overcoming Obstacles to Recite Mourner’s Kaddish with Dignity

My father died on Rosh Hashanah 5764. He died at home, in a clean white bed, surrounded by his wife ...

My #OrthodoxFeministMoment

“Ima, can you help me with my chapter of megillah?” My thirteen-year old son Davi, who recently became a Bar ...