Max Antman (he/him) is a fifth-year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Prior to beginning his studies, Max worked as a community organizer and legislative staffer at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the United Nations Foundation in Washington D.C, where he focused on issues of racial equity, global health advocacy, LGBTQIA+ equality and immigration. Max is a trained diversity, equity and inclusion consultant, and has facilitated training courses for communities and organizations in the areas of anti-bias, cross-cultural dialogue, whiteness and white supremacy. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Max attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minored in English and Jewish Culture and Society. Max is passionate about the interplay between Judaism and policy, and is committed to creating accessible and inclusive Jewish spaces in the United States and elsewhere.
Pride Month offers LGBTQ folks and allies an opportunity to celebrate increased visibility, but this year, there is deep frustration for many in this vibrant community.
Equality and inclusion have always been central tenets of the Jewish faith, and the Reform Jewish community is committed to the implementation of those principles in our country’s civil rights laws.
In addition to the current Supreme Court vacancy, there are 118 unfilled judicial seats in the federal courts, affecting our nation’s ability to pursue justice.