Meet the Director


With a dynamic vision for the future and a reputation as a distinguished leader within the Jewish community and beyond, Rabbi Mark Diamond was named Regional Director of AJC Los Angeles in September 2012. Prior to joining AJC, Rabbi Diamond directed the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. He founded the acclaimed America Online internet forum Ask a Rabbi, created the Los Angeles Jewish Federation’s Interreligious Action Center, and served as a rabbi for congregations in metropolitan San Francisco, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York.  

Rabbi Diamond is a leader in collaborative projects, includingpartnerships with Fuller Theological Seminary, World Vision International, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, United Methodist Church, consulates general, and other diplomatic, intergroup and faith-based organizations. 

He is president of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders and a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. The rabbi has organized and headed interreligious study tours of judicatory officials, clergy and community leaders, including a mission to the Vatican and Jerusalem highlighted by anaudience with Pope Benedict XVI.

Rabbi Diamond received his Master of Arts degree in Jewish Studies, rabbinical ordination and Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. The rabbi is a Magna cum Laude graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. Rabbi Diamond also studied in the Rabbinic Management Program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, where he is a senior rabbinic fellow.



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