Kenneth M. Chasen - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Kenneth M. Chasen, Rabbi, M.A.H.L.

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Instructor, Ordination Seminar

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Rabbinical Program, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Professional Development
Research Interests: 
Rabbinic Education

Rabbi Chasen is the Ordination Seminar Instructor at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. He is also Senior Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles and an outspoken commentator and author on a wide variety of subjects pertaining to Jewish life, with a special emphasis on social justice in the U.S. and in Israel.

His writings have appeared in a wide variety of national and international publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Reform Judaism and The Jewish Journal, among many others.

Rabbi Chasen is also the co-author of two books which guide Jewish families in the creation of meaningful Jewish rituals in the home. In addition, he is a nationally recognized composer whose original liturgical and educational works are regularly heard in synagogues, religious schools, Jewish camps and sanctuaries across North America and in Israel.

Selected Publications and Edited Works

"Days of Wonder, Nights of Peace" (Behrman House)
"Day of Days" (Behrman House)
Numerous book chapters and periodical articles

Current and Future Courses
Ordination Seminar
Public Lecture Topics
Social Justice and Jewish Tradition
Jewish Music and Rituals for Families