Ellen Schaffer, Temple Shirat Shalom’s nominee, moved to the Lehigh Valley in 1988 with her husband Burt (z"l). They moved seven times during their marriage, and Ellen is happily settled here. While working full-time in Muhlenberg College’s Financial Aid Office, Ellen graduated with a degree in Sociology and Philosophy in 1994. Ellen describes herself as a mom to Kenneth and Debra and a volunteer. She lives by the phrase, “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Her accomplishments support her mantra that volunteering is not a one-way street. An avid reader, Ellen makes time to serve on the board of Temple Shirat Shalom, volunteers at the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry and the Parkland Library and has served as a court advocate in the Lehigh Valley. In her spare time, Ellen is a fabulous cook and baker and loves to travel. Ellen Schaffer is task-oriented and a spectacular role model of living life in the pursuit of Tikun Olam at Temple Shirat Shalom, Congregation Keneseth Israel, JFS and in the greater community.
Mazel tov, Ellen, one of our Spectacular Over 70 honorees.