Rabbi Aaron Alexander served for ten years as Associate Dean and Lecturer in Rabbinics and Jewish Law at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, before joining Adas Israel in 2015 as Associate Rabbi. He was also active in the greater Los Angeles community, serving on the Board of Woman Against Gun Violence, and sitting on the Clergy Caucus of LA VOICE-PICO, a national faith-based organizing coalition. He is a certified mashgiach (kosher supervisor) by the Conservative Movement's Rav Hamachshir program, currently serves on its Committee for Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS), and is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. Rabbi Alexander was recently appointed a Rabbi Samuel T. Lachs Fellow in the 2015 cohort of LEAP, a joint program of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Rabbis Against Gun Violence, is on the Advisory Committee for Death Over Dinner—Jewish Edition, and sits on Mayor Bowser’s Ward 3 Short-term Family Housing Advisory Team. Rabbi Alexander and his wife, Rabbi Penina Alexander, have three young sons, Ariel, Eliav and Amos.

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