2017 Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Ken Chasen

chasensolosmallRabbi Ken Chasen is 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 and performer whose original liturgical and educational works are regularly heard in synagogues, religious schools, Jewish camps and sanctuaries across North America and in Israel.

You can learn more about Rabbi Ken Chasen from LeoBaeck Temple (

He is also an Executive Committee Member at The Board of Rabbis of Southern California (