Deeply committed to the process of personal growth, Margie Shabat has dedicated her life to serving others. A two-time breast cancer survivor and the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Ms. Shabat maintains a website, where she writes about overcoming life’s challenges. An observant Jew, Margie Shabat devotes substantial energy to teaching others about Judaism, the Psalms, and prayer. She has compiled a prayer book for those enduring illness, and educates women in her community about the experience of overcoming breast cancer.
Educated at the Teacher’s Institute in New York City, Machon Gold in Jerusalem, Israel, and Brooklyn College, Margie Shabat began her career in New York City, as an employee of the Council for Jewish Manpower. Upon relocation to Chicago, she accepted a position at Howard Packaging, LLC. Subsequently, she worked as an Assistant Kindergarten Teacher at Arie Crown Hebrew Day School. Ms. Shabat is currently employed by Da’as Management.
A firm believer in the importance of giving, Margie Shabat actively supports several charitable organizations, including Adas B’nai Israel Congregation, Joan Dachs Hachnosas Kallah Inc., Hebrew Theological College, the Anne Blitstein Teachers Institute, and the Daughters of Israel. She also contributes financially to a number of Israeli charities, including Hatzolah, a volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization, and ZAKA, a humanitarian relief society.
Born Margie Esther Rotter, in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Shabat has two children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, biking, and being outdoors, among many other hobbies.