Rabbanit Liz Shayne

Rabbanit Dr. Liz Shayne loves old books in new forms, studies how Halakha and technology work together, and is a teacher committed to the idea that studying Torah can and must be for everyone. Currently, she serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Maharat and puts her doctorate in literature to good use when teaching classes that range from a history of Jewish feminist thought to the question of robot conversion.  She’s been the recipient of multiple fellowships, as well as an autism diagnosis, and believes that the world needs more Neurodivergent Torah and spaces that allow neurodivergent Jews of all sorts to find themselves within Jewish texts and uplift the texts that speak to us in all our complexity. She lives in Riverdale with her husband and two kids and can be reached at RabbanitLiz@gmail.com.