RABBI ALBERT S. AXELRAD serves as Chair and Adjunct Professor of Religion at the Center for Spiritual Life of Emerson College and as Interfaith Chaplain at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Consultant to The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, an independent center promoting compassionate caregiving, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
assumed these positions upon his
retirement from Brandeis University
, which appointed him its first Chaplain and Hillel Director Emeritus in 1999.
He has written "Meditations of a Maverick Rabbi" (1985), " Call to Conscience: Jews, Judaism and Conscientious Objection" (1986) and "Refusenik: Voices of Struggle & Hope" (1987).
He is an activist in the causes of peace, human and civil rights, racial and gender equality, dying with dignity, and poverty eradication as well as an innovator in spiritual and liturgical renewal.
His CO statement to the Selective Service System was published in Rabbi Albert S. Axelrad's "Call to Conscience" (KTAV/JPF, 1986) and he also contributed a section to JPF's "Wrestling With Your Conscience: A Guide for Jewish Draft Registrants & Conscientious Objectors" (2000).