Dr. Elana Stein Hain is Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty and oversees the content of lay and professional leadership programs. Elana also co-leads the Created Equal research team with Joshua Ladon.
A widely well-regarded teacher and scholar, Elana earned her doctorate in Religion from Columbia University with a dissertation on the topic of legal loopholes in rabbinic law. She is an alumna of the Yeshiva University Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) and the Consortium in Jewish Studies and Legal Theory Graduate Fellowship. Elana also served for eight years as a clergy member on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at both Lincoln Square Synagogue and the Jewish Center, and taught at the Wagner School at NYU.
Elana lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her family.