Rabbi Allan is the chief operating officer at Faith In Action East Bay, a community organizing social justice nonprofit that facilitates faith communities working together to address a variety of social justice issues (affordable housing; access to good employment opportunities; quality health care; and safe, clean streets). Allan received his BA from Hebrew University of Jerusalem; his MA in Education from Columbia University Teachers College; and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. After serving in the pulpit for a number of years, Allan decided to pursue executive management in the nonprofit sector. For 17 years he was the Executive Director of the Environmental Volunteers, an environmental education organization that teaches school children to love and respect nature. Allan is married to Mindy, the executive director of Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley. They have four adult children and an adorable 5-year old grandson. He is an avid bike rider who three times has completed the Tour de Tahoe, an annual ride around Lake Tahoe.