Rabbi Adam Schaffer is the Director of the Sevran Center for Jewish Learning and Living at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, California, a school of 350+ students. Prior to that he served as the School Rabbi at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge for seven years where he taught Judaic Studies, Cantillation, Tefillah, and Jewish Ethics. He prides himself on being an eclectic rabbi who defies denominational labels and serves in a variety of capacities including as a congregational rabbi in Bremerton, Washington, an assistant education director in Santa Ana, and a chaplain at UCLA Hospital. He holds rabbinic ordination and a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. His proudest role, however is being the abba to his two children, Ezra and Eliana, and his greatest honor is to be married to the wonderful Melissa Sandler.