Rabbi Mackenzie Zev Reynolds

Mackenzie (Max) Zev Reynolds (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based rabbi with over a decade of experience as a pastoral care and direct services provider in congregations, health centers, community organizations, and libraries. Max is especially interested in end-of-life care; the spiritual and existential care of non-religious people; trauma and moral injury; trans and queer liberation; racial, economic, and gender justice; building vibrant multi-racial and multi-class Jewish communities; Musar (Jewish ethics); and public ritual as art, catharsis, and action. Max was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, holds an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Union Theological Seminary, focusing on feminist philosophy and theology, and a BA in theology from Seattle University. He is a board-eligible chaplain and currently works as a Palliative Care Chaplain and Staff Chaplain at The Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.


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Jews and White Privilege

This piece by Rabbis Jessica Rosenberg and Mackenzie (Max) Reynolds provides a brief overview of American Jewish history, antisemitism in the 21st century and big questions for challenging assumptions about Jews, whiteness and privilege in the United States.


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