Elana  Zaiman

Elana Zaiman

Elana Zaiman is the first woman rabbi from a family spanning six generations of rabbis. She has three masters’ degrees and is the chaplain for elders at The Summit at First Hill in Seattle, an adjunct faculty member with Harborview Clinical Pastoral Education program, and the author of The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe For Those We Love. She travels throughout the U.S. and Canada as a scholar-in-residence, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Her most sought-after topic is forever letters. Her venues include: synagogues, churches, interfaith-gatherings, social service agencies, geriatric residences, law firms and more. Elana is a prolific writer who has been published in: The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, Post Road, The Beloit Fiction Journal and other venues. Her volunteer work centers around creating feminine hygiene kits for girls in Cameroon, Africa who are missing school during their monthly periods and falling behind their male classmates. Visit: www.ElanaZaiman.com.