Rabbi Martin Samuel Cohen
New York - Long Island
Shelter Rock Jewish Center
Background & Training:
Martin Samuel Cohen was born and raised in New York City, where he received his B.A. summa cum laude from the City University of New York and ordained as rabbi in 1978. In addition to his ordination, Rabbi Cohen earned a Ph.D. in the history of ancient Judaism in 1982. The recipient of post-doctoral fellowships at the Hebrew University in 1983 and Harvard University in 1993, Rabbi Cohen has also lectured on the History of Religion at Hunter College of the City University of New York and taught Bible and Talmud at both the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and at the Institute for Jewish Studies attached to the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
In 1986, Rabbi Cohen left Europe to come to Canada, where he accepted the pulpit of the Beth Tikvah Congregation in Richmond, British Columbia. In 1999, he left Canada to assume the pulpit of Congregation Eilat in Mission Viejo, California, the position he left in 2002 to become the rabbi of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center.
Chairman of the Editorial board of the Rabbinical Assembly's quarterly journal, Conservative Judaism
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