Oct 29, 2021
Rabbi Max Chaiken
Temple Emanuel - Andover

Rabbi Max Chaiken has served as the Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Andover since July 2021. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles in 2018, and subsequently served Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, California. A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, Rabbi Chaiken earned his Bachelors’ Degree in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University, and before beginning his rabbinical training, he taught Jewish music, Hebrew, and more in synagogue religious schools and Jewish day schools here in the Boston area. His rabbinic thesis, “Telling a New Story: A Model for Economic Ethics in Jewish Law” combined his undergraduate academic interests with his passion for Jewish thought and philosophy. Rabbi Chaiken is an author and a composer of music, and he has published several articles and songs. In 2020, he was the featured author for the Union for Reform Judaism’s Ten Minutes of Torah Commentary on the book of Deuteronomy. Rabbi Chaiken lives in Andover with his husband, Rabbi Danny Shapiro, and their dog, Oogie.