Rabbi Chaim Aharon Green oversees the Young Jewish Professionals at Chabad Intown in Virginia-Highland, steps away from Ponce City Market.
He grew up in south Florida and received his Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Florida State University in 2012 before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., to pursue a career in film and television.
“I grew up always loving film. The first movie I saw in theaters was either ‘The Lion King’ or ‘Judge Dredd,’” Green said. “It really was a childhood dream and I wanted to go bigger, so I went to New York, and it took me about a week to get on set.”
Since 2016, Green has focused on his relationship with G-d, quickly gravitating toward Chabad-Lubavitch as the steering ship on his journey. Before landing in Atlanta, Rabbi Green studied at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ.
While on the path from working in film and television to becoming a rabbi, Green explained that it was the result of a life-changing experience.
“It was right as I was finishing work on the second season of ‘Daredevil.’ A buddy of mine called and asked if I wanted to go on Birthright,” he said. “I had intense experiences in Israel that really pushed me to develop my relationship with G-d.”
His wife, Chava Green, is pursuing her doctorate in religious studies and women’s studies at Emory University, focusing on the Chasidic approach to femininity and the philosophical viewpoint of feminine energy.
Her program is the reason why the couple moved to Atlanta and had the opportunity to work with Chabad Intown.