Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin is a highly energetic and engaging speaker, writer, non-traditional Rebbetzin and career Jewish Educator and Jewish Professional. She is the Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies and Women's Studies at Randolph-Macon College and currently serves on the Humanities faculty of University of Texas-El Paso. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Shoshanna is a graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Jewish Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies with a focus on Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is married to Rabbi Royi Shaffin from Congregation B'nai Zion in El Paso, Texas and is the mother of three verbose and vivacious daughters, Netanya, Elianna, and Kinneret.
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