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Yechiel Shaffer

Yechiel Shaffer is the rabbi of The Pikesville Jewish Congregation in Baltimore, MD and is the Midatlantic Regional Director of Synagogue Services for the Orthodox Union. He holds Smikha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and M.A. in Jewish education from the Azrieli Graduate School. He tries to live and lead with the values of tradition, truth and creativity as described by Brene Brown in her book, Dare to Lead. He can be reached on Twitter @yechields, Facebook at, and email at

After COVID, Reimagine Synagogue Life, Don’t Just Tweak it: A Response to Judah Kerbel

Responding to Judah Kerbel's discussion of synagogue life after COVID, Yechiel Shaffer argues that the pandemic is a call not simply to enhance synagogue life, but to reimagine it in bold new ways.