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Noted Educator, Author and Lecturer

Professor Marc B. Shapiro is the Director and Chair of the Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute at the University of Scranton. A graduate of Brandeis and Harvard University, he is the author of numerous books and articles including Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy and The Limits of Orthodox Theology, both of which were National Jewish Book Award Finalists. His newest book, Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History, appeared in 2015. A recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships, his research and teaching centers on the areas of Modern Jewish History, Rabbinic Literature, and Jewish Theology and Philosophy. Professor Shapiro is one of Modern Orthodoxy’s most popular lecturers, often speaking before large audiences in the United States, Canada, England, and Israel.

Board Certified Cardiologist

Joseph Shatzkes is a Board Certified Physician in Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a member of Englewood Cardiology Consultants in New Jersey and is an attending physician at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. His interests include preventative and consultative cardiology and medicine, critical care cardiology, and medical ethics.

After graduating summa cum laude from the prestigious Brooklyn College BAMD program, he completed medical school at Downstate University Medical Center. There, as well, he graduated summa cum laude, and was honored as president of the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was nominated by his peers as an inaugural member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where he was recognized with an award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. He subsequently completed his cardiovascular fellowship training at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.