Rabbi Mari Chernow joined the Temple Chai team in 2003 and was installed as senior rabbi in 2009. Her rabbinic passions include the Jewish healing movement, the study of Biblical literature, and the power of vibrant worship. Rabbi Chernow graduated from UC San Diego and was ordained from the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-LA).
She is a graduate of the Shalom Hartman Institute three-year Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. She currently serves on the Board of Overseers of HUC-LA, the Reform Movement Think Tank and the Board of Directors of Pardes Jewish Day School. She is the treasurer of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix.