Jewish-Christian Relations and the Significance of Passover with Faydra Shapiro
What is the significance of Passover to the Jewish people? Where do the traditions come from? What are the connections between Passover and Easter? Join Philos Project Associate Fellow Faydra Shapiro for an interactive session to learn what Jews and Christians share in these ancient traditions.
Faydra Shapiro is an Associate Fellow of the Philos Project, and 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 a 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 of creating greater understanding between Jews and Christians. She has a special heart for growing greater consciousness in Israel of the region’s persecuted minorities. Her most recent book is Christian Zionism: Navigating the Jewish-Christian Border. Faydra was born in Canada, and proudly returned her family to their ancestral homeland of Israel in 2008. She lives happily with her husband and many children in a tiny hilltop community in the Galilee.