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Mackenzie Zev

Mackenzie Zev Reynolds is a Brooklyn-based rabbinical student with over a decade of experience as a pastoral care and direct services provider in health care, community organizations, libraries, and congregations. Mackenzie is especially interested in trauma, moral injury, and healing; trans and queer justice and community building; racial, economic, and gender justice; public health (especially HIV/AIDS); building strong, open, diverse Jewish communities; Musar (Jewish ethics); public ritual as a vehicle for art, catharsis, and transformation; and personal practice as a source of grounding and renewal. They are in their last year of studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, hold an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Union Theological Seminary, focusing on feminist philosophy and theology, and a BA in theology from Seattle University. Outside of work and school, Mackenzie writes, goes to the beach as much as possible, takes long long walks, and, aspirationally at least, is learning how to play the electric bass and box.