Rabbi Max Chaiken
Rabbi Max Chaiken serves as the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood. There he directs The Open Yad Project, a community of adults in their 20s & 30s, facilitates weekly and holiday music for worship, and offers a creative and pastoral presence to the congregation. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 2018, where he wrote his rabbinic thesis on economics, ethics, and Jewish law. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University, and lives with his husband, Rabbi Danny Shapiro, and their dog Oogie.
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