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About Rabbi Raanan Mallek

Rabbi Raanan Mallek, M.Ed., M.A. is the Rabbi of the Jewish Congregation of Maui

Rabbi Raanan received ordination as a Dayan (Judge) from the Integral Halakhah Institute where he focused on Mediation and Adjudication (2019). His Rabbinical Ordination and Master of Jewish Studies is from the Schechter Seminary and Institute in Jerusalem (2018). During his studies, Raanan was an interreligious scholar and event coordinator for the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for three years. His certification in facilitation and negotiation is from the Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation Graduate Program of Bar Ilan University. In addition, Raanan has a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College.

Raanan was a dialogue facilitator for the Hands of Peace organization for three years. Hands of Peace empowers American, Palestinian and Israeli youth to become agents of change. From May 2019 until December 2021, Rabbi Raanan was the Municipal Rabbi of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Misgav, Lower Galilee. During this time he served as the Community Rabbi for the Shorashim Village.

In May 2020, Rabbi Mallek published two academic articles via Brill, Jews in Dialogue: Jewish Responses to the Challenges of Multicultural Contemporaneity. Free Ebrei Volume 2. Eds. Magdalena Dziaczkowska and Adele Valeria Messina. Leiden, The Netherlands. 2020: 

  1. “Historical Developments of the Term Ger Toshav and the Halakhic Implications Therein”
  2. "Halakhic Guidelines for Relating to Non-Jews in the State of Israel”


Tue, June 6 2023 17 Sivan 5783