Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman is the Director of the Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative department as well as Rebbetzin of the Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Previously, she served as Rebbetzin and director of Kneseth Israel Congregation in Birmingham, Alabama. Rebbetzin Dr. Shmidman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Science in School Psychology from Queens College of the City University of New York. a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate Institute of Yeshiva University and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her extensive experience has been in Jewish communal work and female high school education.