About Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer
Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer is a young, engaging educator whose recent ventures include working as a community Rabbi, leading as a camp division head and inspiring as an informal educator. His passion for creative education models motivated him to this create online forum for learning and discussion. He received his Masters in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University and his Smicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. Upon completion of his Rabbinical studies RIETS recognized his promising talents in awarding him the Huberfeld Fellowship for Rabbinic Leadership and Entrepreneurship training him to be a Rabbi of the 21st century.
Most recently, Rabbi Yechiel has become a father (again!). This being his biggest challenge yet, he is turning to the teachings of his father to guide and inspire him through this next stage of his life.
Among Rabbi Yechiel's hobbies are included study of Tanach, fishing, cooking and spending quality time with his family and friends.