Max grew up in Miami, FL as a member of Temple Beth Am and moved up to Chicago in 2013 to attend the University of Chicago. He graduated in 2017 with a double major in Economics and Romance Languages and Literature. Max began working in the food and beverage industry in Chicago after graduation, working for Kraft Heinz in a finance capacity for their HR Operations team. In March of 2020, he switched companies and moved into a finance role at the spirits company, Beam Suntory. Throughout college, Max was an active member and subsequent leader of UChicago Hillel on campus. Max has continued that involvement after college and has been an active member of YLD and the JUF community over the years including participating in Mensches in Motion, being a LEADS Leader, being a lay member of the YLD Outreach Committee, and being a part of the 2020 Gesher class.