Core Semikha, Class of 2026
Shoshana's passion are texts and languages (both human and computer languages). She is a software engineer by profession, occasionally a teacher and consistently a wholehearted Jewish learner born in Geneva, Switzerland.
She studied at Ein haNatziv, Hadar and the Center for Modern Torah Leadership and is passionate about the places where life meets text, with a particular interest in the process of psak and halacha in general. She has been teaching Jewish thought in adult education settings, high school students in an after-school program as well as tutoring bnot-mitzvah to leyn Megilah and Torah. Shoshana holds a BSc in Physics from EPFL and an MSc in Computational Science & Engineering from ETH Zurich.
When she’s not in the Beit Midrash, Shoshana expresses her love for text by working as a software engineer in natural language processing at Google AI Research. Though she is dedicated to honing her skills in programming and machine learning, her heart beats for Jewish texts. She is fluent in English, French, Swiss/German and Hebrew.
Shoshana lives in Zurich, Switzerland, with her spouse Michael and their baby Liad, where they can be found spending time in the beautiful nature, singing and debating about podcasts, articles as well as the answer to life the universe and everything.
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