Laura Hyman is a member of Cohort II of the Created Equal Educators Fellowship of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Director of Genesis, an experiential, pluralistic Jewish learning community for exceptional high school students at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. She is passionate about creating immersive Jewish experiences for teens and helping them grow into resilient and engaged Jewish adults.
Laura previously served as the Boston Director for Moving Traditions, a national Jewish organization that focuses on the social-emotional development of teens through a gender and Jewish lens. She has also served as an educator at Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley. Laura has worked with Jewish children, teens, and families for nearly twenty-five years. Laura holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Joint Masters Degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.