Manheim S. Shapiro, 67, a management consultant who specialized in research, training and communications and a former official of a number of Jewish organiations in New York, died Friday at George Washington University Hospital following a heart attack. He had cancer.

Mr. Manheim, who was born in New York and graduated from Brooklyn College, moved to Washington three years ago to be near his wife, Gloria Gaston-Shapiro, a Foreign Service officer in the State Department whom he married in 1977. Since 1961, he had been a consultant, first to various Jewish groups in New York and then to business and professional organizations. Earlier in his career, he had been a social worker and an official of the American Jewish Committee and other groups.

He was the president of the Society of Professional Management Consultants.

His first wife, Esther, whom he married in 1936, died in 1968.

In addition to his wife, of Washington, survivors include a son, Ezra, of New York City; his mother, Bella Shapiro of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a sister, Frieda Perlmutter of Los Angeles.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to an organization engaged in heart or cancer research, or to a Jewish charity of one's choice.