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Rabbi Yaakov Cohen

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen grew up in New York and earned his Bachelors in Psychology, his Rabbinic Ordination and his Masters in Education and Administration; all from Yeshiva University. He now lives in Los Angeles, CA where he works as an administrator and teacher at YULA Girls High School and Youth Director at Adas Torah Congregation. Rabbi Cohen is a passionate educator and an inspiring speaker who has travelled throughout the country speaking for organizations, schools, synagogues and universities on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations. Rabbi Cohen is a community leader and is actively involved with several local organizations and synagogues. In addition to speaking, he mentors and learns with teenagers and college students throughout Los Angeles.

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