Shira Hecht-Koller

Shira Hecht-Koller is an educational entrepreneur, community builder, writer and mom of four curious people.

She is currently Education Director for the Values in Action initiative at M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.  She brings with her over fifteen years of experience teaching Jewish Studies and designing interdisciplinary curricula in the classroom and immersive learning environments. Most recently she was the co-founder and Education Director for 929 English, an educational start-up and global platform for the study of Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible.

She was Director of Interdisciplinary Programs at North Shore Hebrew Academy, has taught Talmud and Comparative Law at SAR High School, and at the Drisha Insitute, where she directed the High School Talmud Fellowship Program.

Before embarking on a career in Jewish education she practiced corporate Intellectual Property law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.  She teaches, writes and speaks globally on topics of Bible, Jewish law, family life and creativity.  She is the author, together with Hanoch Piven of Dream Big, Laugh Often: And More Great Advice from the Bible (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2023) and her photography illustrates The Jewish Journey Haggadah.

She was a Paradigm Fellow at the Paideia Institute of Jewish Studies in Stockholm, a Fellow in M2’s Jewish Pedagogies Fellowship and sits on the advisory board of Grow Torah. She holds a JD order of the coif from Cardozo School of Law where she was associate editor of Cardozo Law Review and is a graduate of the Bruriah Scholars Talmud program at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She is an avid tennis fan and loves hiking and exploring the world with her partner Aaron and children Dalya, Shachar, Amitai and Aiden.

She lives in NYC with her adventurous clan and many books.

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