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Gala Luncheon Welcoming Rachel Cohen

Saturday, May 4, 2024 26 Nisan 5784

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a shiur and community gala luncheon with Kesher Israel's new Community Scholar & Yoetzet Halacha, Rachel Cohen.  

Note: All are invited to join Rachel for a shiur immediately following Kiddush. Registration is required for the community lunch.  

Pricing     Adults     Children 5-12   Children under 5 
Member $36 $18 Free
Non Member $50 $25 Free

*Must be logged in to account for Member pricing.

Please include any allergies or dietary restrictions in an email to Registration ends Thursday, April 25th  at 3 pm.

Sponsored by Anonymous and the Dr. H. Harold Gelfand Memorial Institute of Adult Education. Interested in cosponsoring? Contact Laura at


Rachel Cohen is Kesher Israel's Community Scholar & Yoetzet Halacha. Born in New York and raised in Israel, Rachel started her career as a software engineer before transitioning to Jewish engagement and education full-time. Over the past fifteen years, Rachel has worked as a program director and Jewish educator in Israel, Canada, and Australia, delivering engaging educational experiences with the versatility needed to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. Through in-depth study in Nishmat's Yoetzet Halacha program, Rachel has developed both the knowledge and experience necessary to be able to help women navigate Taharat HaMishpachah and related areas in a practical and meaningful way. From teaching brides, to giving refresher courses to married women, to training mikvah shomrot, Rachel has built lasting relationships through the enrichment of women’s halachic observance. Rachel has a reputation for helping people to further their Jewish learning and engagement, with experience teaching and addressing a diversity of subjects including Hashkafa, Jewish philosophy, Halacha, Parshah, and more. Rachel lives in Chicago with her husband, Rabbi Barak Cohen, and their three children, Eliana (18), Shai (12), and Odeyah (6).




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