FAYDRA SHAPIROSenior Fellow
Building bridges between Christians and Jews through education about the spiritual and cultural importance of the land and state of Israel
Who is Faydra?
Faydra Shapiro is an Orthodox Jew with a lifelong interest in Christianity. She is the founding director of the Israel Center for Jewish-Christian Relations, and holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. Faydra began her career as a university professor in Canada in the department of Religion and Culture, where she worked for 13 years.
Her first book won a National Jewish Book Award in 2006. Faydra also writes regular academic articles and popular op-eds on Jewish-Christian relations and is passionate about her mission to create a greater understanding between Jews and Christians. Her most recent book is Christian Zionism: Navigating the Jewish-Christian Border.
Faydra is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Tel Hai College where she continues her research and academic writing. She was born in Canada, and proudly returned her family to their ancestral homeland of Israel in 2008. Faydra lives happily with her husband and many children in a tiny hilltop community in Galilee.
The Galilea Fellowship
Immersing Western Christians in the spiritual and cultural landscape of Israel through work and study among Jews and Arabs in the Galilee
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