Rabbi Shira Stutman is director of Jewish programming at Washington, DC’s innovative Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Her focus is to make Jewish meaning and build Jewish community for young professionals throughout the DC metropolitan area. 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, Rabbi Stutman serves as the scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program at JFNA. She is also a member of the board of directors of Jews United for Justice and is on the J Street rabbinic cabinet.
Rabbi Stutman graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She is also an alumna of Columbia University. She is married to Russell Shaw and has three children, Caleb, Ma’ayan, and Natalia.