Atara Cohen is a native of Riverdale NY. She graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Religion and a certificate in Judaic Studies. Through her undergraduate studies, she focused on the impact of text on religious experience and submitted a senior thesis entitled “Heavenly Portions and Messianic Distortions: A Tale of Two Talmuds.” Outside of her academic study of religion, she engaged with the interfaith community on campus and was an a leader of the Orthodox community at Hillel. Atara has studied Torah in a variety of settings, including, among others, Midreshet Nishmat, Yeshivat Hadar, and Drisha. During her time at Yeshivat Maharat, she was a Rabbinical Fellow for Human Rights at T’ruah, is a UJA graduate fellow, and is participating in the JOIN for Justice community organizing course. She has taught Torah as a scholar in residence in multiple communities and is serving as a rabbinic intern at the Columbia-Barnard Hillel.