Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Max Daniel is a teacher, writer, and scholar of Jewish history who is passionate about exploring the range and diversity of Jewish experiences across time and space. Max comes to Kehillah from the University of California, Los Angeles where he completed his PhD in Jewish history and taught several classes. Before graduate school, he received BAs from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary in American Studies and Jewish Literature. Max also spent time in Eastern Europe as a Service Corps Fellow with the Joint Distribution Committee, working with Moldova’s Jewish community.
Max’s teaching interests include Jewish cultures and languages (especially Ladino and Yiddish), Sephardi/Mizrahi studies, race and ethnicity, immigration, and California history. In his free time, Max enjoys playing guitar, seeing live music, playing video games, and spending time in nature.