Shira Kahn was born in Jerusalem and raised in Chashmonaim. She fell in love with the world of Torah learning while studying with her father for her Bat Mitzvah and in the Beit Midrash program in her high school. After high school, Shira completed two years of national service at "Livnot u'lehibanot" in Tsfat where she guided tours, learned with program participants and led volunteer work for Birthright groups. She then spent two years learning in the Migdal Oz Beit Midrash and enjoyed the intense exposure to Talmud and Chasidut. Shira holds a B.A in law from Bar Ilan University. She completed her law internship in the State Attorney's office and since then has been working as a lawyer and researcher in the Kohelet Policy Forum.