Dena Shaffer

Dena Shaffer

As Executive Director of 4Front, Rabbi Dena (or Rabbs, as the teens
say!) provides visionary and strategic leadership for the implementation
of 4Front’s goals and objectives. Her primary responsibilities include
planning, development, and evaluation of existing and new initiatives
that will help advance the vision for increased numbers of teens engaged
in Jewish life throughout Baltimore.

In addition to her Rabbinic Ordination, she holds a Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults through the Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion and has expertise in adolescent development, experiential education, relationship building, and
community structural change. 

Rabbi Dena also holds a black belt in
Taekwondo and when she’s not kicking butt she can usually be found
cuddling with her pup, Darby.