Rabbi Allen S. Maller attended the University of California, Los Angeles from 1956 to 1960, majoring in physics. He studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem his junior year and while there decided to become a rabbi.
Rabbi Maller has published more than 200 articles in more than two dozen journals, magazines and websites as varied as Jewish Social Studies, US Catholic, Islamicity, and The Journal of Dharma. He is author of a book on Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and editor of the Tikun series of High Holiday Prayer Books.
Rabbi Maller taught in the theology department of Loyola Marymount University for three years. In 2006, after 39 years as Rabbi of Temple Akibain Culver City California, he retired.