As Sixth & I’s senior rabbi and director of Jewish Programming, Rabbi Shira’s focus is to make Judaism meaningful and building a Jewish community for young professionals. In this capacity, she supports a number of boutique communities, including workshops for interfaith couples and those interested in joining the Jewish community. When not at Sixth & I, she serves as the scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program at the Jewish Federations of North America and is involved in other social justice causes.
Rabbi Shira graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow; and is an alumna of Columbia University and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.
Rabbi Shira was recently featured in The Atlantic article, “Mentorship Among Jewish Rabbis.” See that article at http://theatln.tc/2sxaZHM
We have launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) ahead of our 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, to educate social media users about Judaism as a proactive way to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers. With about 14.4 million Jewish individuals alive today, we represent approximately 0.2% of global citizens.