Rabbanit Yael Keller serves as Rabbanit-in-Residence at Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue in Illinois. Prior to that she worked as Rabbinic Intern at Ohev Sholom – the National Synagogue in Washington, DC and Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue. Rabbanit Yael uses her deep love of Torah to embrace teaching opportunities within a variety of community settings. Yael received ordination in June 2022 from Yeshivat Maharat. She is a graduate of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University with a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in Jewish Professional Leadership. Rabbanit Yael has always believed strongly in building an equitable and just society and worked at several social justice organizations including Uri L’Tzedek, the Joint Distribution Committee and Impact Boston. Before becoming a student, Yael worked as the Director of Operations at Yeshivat Maharat, working to create opportunities for Orthodox women to receive rabbinic training and ordination.
Ruthie Braffman Shulman
Ruthie Braffman Shulman served as a Devorah Scholar at the United Orthodox Synagogue in Houston, TX. There she held the role of Director of Education and