About Our Rabbi
Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer is the Rabbi of the Pikesville Jewish Congregation of Baltimore, MD.
Rabbi Shaffer received his Smicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and a Masters in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University.
Upon completion of his Rabbinical studies, Yeshiva University recognized his promising talents and awarded him a two-year Fellowship focusing on Rabbinic Leadership & Entrepreneurship, training him to be a Rabbi prepared for the opportunities of the 21st century.
Prior to his appointment as Rabbi of PJC, he was the Assistant Rabbi of Ohab Zedek, assistant Rabbi of The Hampton Synagogue, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement at Yeshiva University's Institute for University-School Partnership and the Director of Education for New Jersey NCSY.
His recent adventures include building community life as a Rabbi in a number of communities, raising funds for Jewish education, leading a division of a camp for children with special needs and connecting public school students with their Jewish identity.
Among his interests include the study of Tanach, fishing, cooking and most importantly, spending quality time with his wife, Aliza, his kids, family and friends.
“Guys, it’s already 6:50. Wake up and let’s go play in the snow” - my 6 year old. Me: 😴😩🥺