Rabbi Shira Stutman

Senior Rabbi
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue


Rabbi Shira Stutman, director of Jewish Programming at Washington, DC’s innovative Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, was named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Jewish Forward in 2013, a “Woman to Watch” by Jewish Women International in 2014, and most recently (2015) featured by Tablet Magazine in a round-up of notable rabbis. At Sixth & I, she and her colleagues strive to create a spiritually connected, reflective, intellectually challenging and engaging Jewish community for the area’s large millennial population.  

When not at Sixth & I, Rabbi Stutman serves as the scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program of the Jewish Federations of North America; teaches for the Wexner Heritage program; and is board chair of Jews United for Justice. She also speaks nationally on the topics of post-tribal Judaism; creating meaningful Jewish programming for people in their 20s and 30s; working with and supporting interfaith couples; and creating a welcoming Jewish community. Rabbi Stutman graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. 

She is also a proud graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. She is married to Russell Shaw and mother of Caleb (14), Ma’ayan (12), and Natalia (9). 

Sessions:

Campaign Plenary: The Power of We