I was so blessed to grab another interview with Dr./Rabbi Michael Schiffman. His story is very interesting, as I am sure you will agree.
Dr. Schiffman grew up in New York in a traditional Jewish family. He has earned BA, MDiv and DMin degrees. In addition, he has had an ongoing private study of Talmud, Shulchan Oruch, and Chasidus.
He is also is the Executive Director of Chevra USA, a humanitarian organization that feeds elderly Jews, particularly holocaust survivors, in the Former Soviet Union and Israel, as well as mentoring Messianic Leaders in Eastern Europe.
In addition, Dr. Schiffman has lead three Messianic Jewish congregations in Arizona, Ohio, and New York, and served as Associate Rabbi in Connecticut. He has authored two books, and has been a frequent contributor of articles to Boundaries, Kesher, Messianic Outreach, and other publications.
Dr. Schiffman also is a lecturer on Messianic Judaism, History, Torah, and Messianic Worship in the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Yeshiva, and is a Professor on the faculty of St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, as well as an adjunct professor in several theological schools.
For more information about Chevra USA visit www.chevrahumanitarian.org.