He is a member of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) and also actively participates in the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference.
Since spring of 2014 he has served on its National Counsel.
Ordained by HUC-JIR in 1993, he remained at TSTI as Assistant, then Associate Rabbi and has served as the congregation’s Senior Rabbi since 1999.
A graduate of Duke University, Rabbi Cohen holds a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from HUC-JIR.
Thanks to the Bershad Family Rabbinic Endowment, created by TSTI leader David Bershad in Rabbi Cohen's honor, Rabbi Cohen is able to embark upon a variety of new and innovative initiatives that enhance the life of the congregation.