Rabbi Shira Shazeer has been a composer and performer of klezmer and Yiddish music for many years. She is the lead singer and accordionist for the Klezmaniacs, her larger band, and for Fish Street Klezmer, her duo with her husband, Cantor Ken Richmond. She has produced several CDs and performed around the world. Her compositions have been featured at Lilith Magazine’s evening of new Jewish women’s music and at the Carlebach project at Makor. She participated in the American Jewish World Service’s Rabbinical Student Delegation to El Salvador and is a graduate of the Scholars Circle at the Drisha Institute in New York and Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School in Newton, Massachusetts.