Shoshana is an innovative change maker and community design expert working with diverse groups and communities in a number of different countries.
Shoshana is the Global Chair of Limmud responsible for leading its vision, opportunities, development and sustainability across more than 44 countries. She also facilitates leadership experiences for Limmud volunteers around the world and presents at multiple Limmud gatherings in a number of different countries. Despite its reach, this is an unpaid, voluntary role.
Professionally, as part of her community design consultation, she develops informal education programs and opportunities empowering adults and young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to take ownership of their Jewish identity leading to meaningful inclusion in the community and wider society. Shoshana also provides support and the tools and resources to organizations and communities seeking to develop more inclusive programs and methodologies. She consults and delivers workshops internationally, across the entire Jewish spectrum, with other faith groups and with anyone who is thinking about intentional community design and inclusion. Shoshana is also a qualified Makaton sign language teacher.
She is passionate about meaningful inclusion, questions of identity, belonging and intentional community design.
Shoshana is a Schusterman Fellow and participated in the 2011 and 2016 ROI Summits.