Rabba Yaffa Epstein


Rabba Yaffa Epstein teaches Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat and serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.  She holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University and has been a member of the Israeli Bar since 2003. Yaffa is a former student of the Kollel at Pardes and was a member of the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan. She has studied at the Talmud Department at Hebrew University, and is currently pursuing Rabbinical studies in the Advanced Kollel at Yeshivat Maharat.

Yaffa has taught Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes, and has served as the Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel, as well as the Drisha Institute June Kollel, Kayam Farm Kollel, the Lookstein Center, Ta Shma and Young Judaea Year Course. She has taught at Limmud Events around the globe, and has written curriculum for the Global Day of Jewish Learning, and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. As well, Yaffa was an inaugural member of the "Reshut Harabim" Beit Midrash, a think tank on Modern Orthodoxy in Israel, at the Yaakov Herzog Center.