Rabbi Alan Kalinsky serves as both a mentor to rabbis and a liaison to Orthodox Union member congregations on the west coast. In addition to his organizational and ad­ministrative work with the OU, Rabbi Kalinsky has served as a Rabbinic Field Representative for the OU Kashrut Division for more than 30 years.

Previously, Rabbi Kalinsky officiated in several con­gregations on the East Coast, and most recently, served as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of North Beverly Hills.

In 2002 Rabbi Kalinsky retired from the US Air Force Reserve with the rank of Lt. Colonel, having served as a Chaplain for 28 years.