Rabbanit Shani Taragin began her B.A. studies at Stern College and completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Tanach and Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is also a graduate of the Matan Scholar’s Program and of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Program for certification as a halachic advisor (yoetzet halacha) in issues of family purity law. Shani is the educational director of Matan Eshkolot – Tanach Teachers’ Education Program, Mizrachi Lapidot Teachers in Torah Shebeal-Peh, and of the Morot l’Halacha program in Matan Renana. Shani has taught and continues to teach, lead tours, and coordinate programs in numerous seminaries and adult education programs in Israel (e.g. Matan, Midreshet Lindenbaum, MTVA, Sha’alvim for Women, Migdal Oz, Amit Fellows, Women’s Beit Medrash in Efrat and Ramat Bet-Shemesh). Shani serves on the advisory committee for the Mizrachi Olami Shalhevet program for shlichim and lectures worldwide on topics of Tanach, Jewish Education, and Jewish Law. Together with her husband, Rabbi Reuven Taragin, she serves as educational director for Mizrachi Olami and as Rosh Beit Medrash for the Beit Medrash Program in Machaneh Moshava Pennsylvania during the summer. Shani lives with her family in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion-Israel.