INTRODUCING OUR NEW STUDENT RABBI – MAX ANTMAN
Max Antman is a Rabbinical Student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, expecting to graduate in 2024. Originally from Evanston, IL, Max attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in English and Jewish Culture and Society. Max’s academic path sparked an interest in the interplay between Judaism and politics, leading him to pursue a career in political organizing through a Jewish lens. After working for the Illinois state government for a year, Max moved to Washington D.C. to join the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism as a Legislative Assistant, using Jewish text and history as a catalyst for organizing the Jewish community around meaningful policy change. He then served as a grassroots organizer for the United Nations Foundation’s campaign to combat malaria, organizing Jewish and non-Jewish communities around the eradication of this disease. In his free time, Max enjoys hiking, making music and spending time with friends.