Our Rabbi

Rabbi Phil Cohen

Rabbi Phil Cohen (from Greensboro, NC) is serving as our interim rabbi for a second year.  He is a graduate of the New York City campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He holds a doctorate from Brandeis University in Jewish thought and a Masters of Fine Arts in fiction from Spalding University in Louisville.  His interests include Jewish theology, Judaism and bioethics, Jewish ethics, and American Jewish fiction.  He is the author of Nick Bones Underground, which won a Finalist award for Debut Fiction from the Jewish Book Council


He is married to Betsy Gamburg and is the father of Elly and Talia, and the very proud grandfather of Ava Ruth Cohen Roytman, who refers to him alternately as Saba and Tony.

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