Rabba Yaffa Epstein

Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination, Class of 2015

Rabba Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of the Wexner Heritage Program. She formerly served as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University, and has studied at the Talmud Department of Hebrew University. Yaffa taught Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over fifteen years, and served as the Founding Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. She has lectured at 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, and Moishe House. She has participated in numerous Think Tanks on Adult Jewish Education, and has trained Rabbis and Educators from every Jewish denomination.

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