Rabbi Max Zev Reynolds

Max Zev Reynolds (he/him) is a Queens, N.Y.-based rabbi with more than a decade of experience as a spiritual care and direct services provider in hospitals, congregations, health centers, community organizations and libraries. He is especially interested in the existential and spiritual care of trans and queer people; trauma and moral injury; the existential and spiritual care of secular, atheist and non-religious people; mystery and mysticisms; racial, economic and gender justice; Musar (Jewish ethics); and public ritual as art, catharsis and action. Max was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, holds a master’s degree in philosophy of religion from Union Theological Seminary, focusing on feminist philosophy and theology, and a bachelor’s degree in theology from Seattle University. He is a board-certified palliative care chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Max is currently training to be a spiritual director through the Kol Dodi spiritual director training program at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.


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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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