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Rebbetzen Ma'ayan Shoshana Landau

Brought up in Australia, Shoshana's involvement in community education started early, teaching for the NSW Board of Jewish Education. In London, Shoshana has worked as Youth Director for Northwood US, then as part of the youth Rabbinic team for Kehillat Netzach Yisrael in Edgware. Shoshana was employed by Kingston, Surbiton & District Synagogue, sharing the role of Rabbinic Team with her husband Rabbi Samuel Landau. Shoshana runs regular educational & social programmes, has created and implemented a curriculum for the local Cheder, delivers shiurim and lunch & learn groups, and speaks regularly for local colleges, universities & high schools.

Shoshana is one of the first 10 graduates of the Chief Rabbi's Ma'ayan Programme which is 18 months of learning and training to become high-level educators for the Jewish community, as well as advisors in the area of Taharat Hamishpacha (laws of family purity) and women’s health issues.

A Ma’ayan can offer the following provision to a community:

  • Capacity as an outstanding educator, to add to the educational offering that a community has in place. This will relate to all subjects and areas of Jewish learning, and can benefit the whole community.

  • Knowledge and expertise in the area of Taharat Hamishpacha (laws of family purity) which can be used to:

    • Deal with individual questions on Taharat Hamishpacha

    • Run programming for women in the area of Taharat Hamishpacha

  • Knowledge and understanding of wider women’s health, emotional, psychological and mental health issues, as well as the halachic perspective on these issues, which will enable the Ma’ayan to:

    • Run programming for women in any of these areas

    • Support women of all ages in the community and to signpost women to services for further support, as appropriate.