Rabbi Raanan Mallek

Masorti Rabbi, Israel
Holy Land
Rabbi Raanan Mallek, M.Ed., M.A. After growing up in Vancouver, Canada; Honolulu, Hawaii and San Diego, California, Raanan moved to Jerusalem in 2000. He holds a B.A. in History of the Jewish People from Hebrew University (2006) where he focused on the Jewish experience under Islam. He obtained a Master in Education from Hebrew College in Newton Center, Massachusetts (2008) and a Certificate of Advanced Judaic Studies from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (2008).  Raanan has teacher certifications in Israel, Canada and the United States and has been formally teaching Jewish Studies in North America and Israel for over ten years. Raanan holds a graduate certification in conflict resolution, management and negotiation from Bar Ilan University. In April of 2018, Raanan was ordained as a Peacemaker and in November of 2018, he received ordination as a Rabbi by the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary in Jerusalem and was simultaneously granted a Masters in Jewish Law (Halakha).  Recent initiatives that Raanan has been involved in include: being an interreligious scholar and special event coordinator for the Tantur Ecumenical Institute (which included helping to found Praying Together in Jerusalem and Tuesdays at Tantur), being part of the Palestinian and Israeli Emerging Leaders Program of the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding and Search for Common Ground, a conference organizer for the Abrahamic Reunion, a facilitator for Hands of Peace for the past three years as well as continuing to teach all age groups about Judaism.  Raanan also hosts a radio show called Microphones for Peace which brings attention to the work of interfaith activists in the Holy Land.