Rabbi Hyim Shafner

What do people call me? Rabbi, Rabbi Hyim, Rabbi Shafner, Hyim, Chaim

Congregation: Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue

Denomination: Orthodox

Where was I ordained? Yeshiva University

Where am I located? DC

What do I love most about my work? I love helping individuals grow as Jews and people. I love creating more community and Jewish unity in the world.

How is Judaism valuable in my life? I grew up in a small town as the only Orthodox Jew and so I have always seen the Jewish people as a family. I believe every Jewish person wants to get something deep from their Jewish life. This vision guides my work as a Rabbi. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, analytically trained.

What programs and services do I run or offer? Weddings and other Lifecycle Events, Group Learning, LGBTQIA Counseling, Conversions, Shabbat Services, Holiday Services, Young Family Opportunities, Counseling