Rabba Yaffa Epstein

Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination, Class of 2015

Epstein

Rabba Yaffa Epstein is the Senior Scholar and Educator in Residence at the Jewish Education Project. Formerly, she served as the Director of the Wexner Heritage Program at the Wexner Foundation, where she designed and implemented the educational and leadership experience of volunteer leaders throughout North America. Epstein has also served as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and was a member of the faculty. She has served on the faculties of Yeshivat Maharat and the Drisha Institute. Epstein has taught in depth courses on Talmud, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Pluralism, Jewish liturgy, Jewish leadership, and Women in Jewish Law.

Rabba Epstein has served as an Educator and Scholar in Residence for the Dorot Fellowship, Moishe House, Jewish Federation of North America, the Covenant Foundation, the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship, Repair the World, the Meorot Fellowship, and the KADIMA Fellowship. She has lectured at numerous Limmud events around the globe, has written curriculum for the Global Day of Jewish Learning and has created innovative educational programming for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. She has trained Rabbis and Educators from across the spectrum of Jewish denominations. Rabba Epstein is passionate about making Torah and Jewish learning accessible and exciting, and creating learning environments that are welcoming, diverse, and inclusive to all who wish to participate.

She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat, earned an additional private Ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes, holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University, and studied at the Talmud Department at Hebrew University.

publications and media

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
I Am an Imposter
Multimedia
December 27, 2015
Gratitude to What Makes Me Who I Am
Multimedia
May 24, 2020
Standing on One Foot
Multimedia
December 14, 2017
For the Rest of Us: A Year of Rejuvenation
Multimedia
January 18, 2022
Why Should We Learn Torah
Multimedia
January 11, 2018
Loving God and Loving Ourselves
Dvar Torah
November 15, 2015
Creating the Amidah: How Our Defining Prayer Came into Being
Dvar Torah
November 17, 2013
Heeding the Wake-Up Call of Our Tradition
Dvar Torah
Holidays
Rosh HaShana
September 7, 2017
Shining a Light on Our Habits
Dvar Torah
Holidays
Chanukah
December 22, 2019
Hag HaHinukh: The Holiday of Education
Dvar Torah
Holidays
Pesach
April 3, 2015
Did Esther and Ruth Break the Glass Ceiling? A Debate
Dvar Torah
February 1, 2016
Shivim Panim
Dvar Torah
August 9, 2022
#maharat10daysoftorah Pesach 2022, Day 3
Dvar Torah; Multimedia
Holidays; Video Dvar Torah
Pesach; #maharat10daysoftorah
2022/5782
Don't Go It Alone
Dvar Torah
Shemot
Yitro
2016/5776
On Spies, Daughters, and Claiming our Inheritance
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Shelach
2017/5777
God Desires Our Broken Hearts
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Tzav
2017/5777
Power Hour of Torah - The Chanukah Edition
Multimedia; Dvar Torah
Video Divrei Torah; Panels and Discussions; Holiday
Chanukah
December 10, 2020
What We Can Be Certain of Even in Uncertain Times: Using the New Year to Find our Inner Voice
In the News
September 3, 2020

mentions

Title
Publication
Published
2020 Ushpizot
JOFA
2020

books