Elana Zaiman, author of The Forever Letter and the first woman rabbi from a family spanning six generations of rabbis, has spent her life bringing people together. Her rabbinic career began at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan, and she now travels throughout the United States and Canada as a scholar-in-residence, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator.
Zaiman is chaplain at The Summit at First Hill, a retirement community in Seattle, a certified Wise Aging instructor from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, adjunct faculty at Harborview Hospital’s CPE Program, and ethics and spirituality columnist for LivFun, a publication for Leisure Care retirement facilities in 10 states.
Elana Zaiman volunteers as a copartner in the Seattle Limbe Sewing Circle, which brings together Jews, Muslims, and Christians to create feminine hygiene kits for girls in Cameroon, Africa. Her book, The Forever Letter, has received high praise from Parker Palmer (Let Your Life Speak), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman (of The Gottman Institute), and Rabbi Rachel Cowan (Wise Aging).