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Originally from San Bernardino, Shaina Trapedo attended high school in Los Angeles, seminary in Jerusalem, and university in New York and California. Though she began her professional career in corporate America as a risk analyst for a multinational firm, she soon followed her calling in academia and public education. She has spoken at professional conferences, religious congregations, Passover programs, women’s evenings, and high schools and colleges on a range of topics from the wisdom of the ancients to faith in the digital age.


Her talks blend scholarly engagement and personal anecdotes, and with sufficient lead-time, she is happy to develop a lecture or workshop designed to meet the specific spiritual and intellectual interests of your community to help you host a successful event or scholar-in-residence weekend.

Upcoming Events


Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

October 26-29, 2023

Baltimore, Maryland

Featured Presentation:

"Talmudic Discourse and Shakespearean Drama"


Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle

March 2, 2024

New Rochelle, New York

Featured Presentation:

"How Shakespeare Read the Hebrew Bible"

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