Rabbi Avi Cohen, Senior Director
Born in Rochester, NY, Rabbi Cohen has studied and taught Torah across the world: Scranton, Detroit, Brooklyn and Jerusalem.
Rabbi Cohen taught for ten years at Shaare Torah, a Sephardic high school in Brooklyn, until he was recruited back to Detroit to serve as principal of Yeshiva Beth Yehudah. He served five years in that position, then resumed his lifelong passion: teaching Torah in the classroom.
Rabbi Cohen’s most important—and challenging—job at Partners is matching mentors to the interested learner. Thanks to his broad connections in the Detroit Jewish community, the program has expanded tremendously under his direction.
Rabbi Cohen also teaches classes on various subjects of Jewish interest, while serving as mohel to the greater Detroit community and beyond. He loves learning, and when not teaching or spending time with family, can be found buried in the Talmud.