Shea is chairman
of the board of NCFJE ( National Committee for the Furtherance of
Jewish Education). He is a Rabbi and activist in the Jewish
community. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
More than a
decade ago , Shea Hecht came to national prominence as a community
leader during the Crown Heights conflict in New York.
As a result, he
was awarded with numerous awards by both government and private
organizations for his work in fostering racial harmony. Shea was a
member of Mayor Giuliani’s task force on police/community
relations. He also received the Community Relations Award from the
American Jewish Committee for his leadership of the Crown Heights
Coalition, seen as a model for healing a polarized community. For
seven years, Shea Hecht was a Commissioner of Human Rights for the
city of New York.
Since then as a
chairman of the Board at the National Committee for the Furtherance
of Jewish Education he has continued the tradition of social
services management and outreach that began with his father, the
late Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht.
Shea is a
lecturer at the Ivy League Torah Study Program and a co-founder of
the Ari Program, a school for at-risk kids.
Shea was talk
show host on WWRL 1600, a popular morning show, for two years.
As a life
strategist, his expertise centers on family crisis intervention-
particularly as a marriage counselor and helping troubled youths,
drugs and cults counselor, fostering racial harmony and diversity,
community activism/religious based initiative, and a liaison between
the government/law enforcement and the people.
available to lecture on any of the above mentioned topics.
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speaking engagement call
articles have been printed in many prominent Jewish newspapers in
the year 2004, including The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Press.