Rabbi Atara Cohen

Core Semikha, Class of 2020

Cohen

Rabbi Atara Cohen is passionate about Torah which speaks to our social, intellectual, and emotional realities. She received semikha from Yeshivat Maharat in June and currently teaches Limmudei Qodesh at The Heschel Middle School. She has studied Torah in a variety of settings, including Midreshet Nishmat, Hadar, Drisha and a BA in religion at Princeton University. During rabbinical school, Atara focused on human rights and social change through various fellowships. She served as a rabbinic intern at the Columbia-Barnard Hillel and a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Pastoral and Educational Intern at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. Atara lives in Manhattan, where she runs, knits, and experiments with Persian cooking.

Available Writings

Title
Type
Category
Topic
Year
Power Hour of Torah: The Pesach Edition
Multimedia; Dvar Torah
Video Divrei Torah; Panels and Discussions; Holiday
Pesach
March 23, 2021
Noah vs. Avraham: The Confidence to be Compassionate
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Lech Lecha
2017/5778
Communities of God
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Naso
2017/5777
Hitbodedut Versus Hakhel
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Vayelech
2019/5780
Rabbi Atara Cohen - Eighth Annual Semikha Ceremony
Graduation Speeches
2020
Rabbi Atara Cohen - Maharat's 8th Annual Semikha Ceremony 2020
Multimedia
Graduations
Eighth Semikha Ceremony
June 9, 2020

In the News

Title
Publication
Published
Alumna Is Princeton’s First To Be Ordained As Orthodox Rabbi
Princeton Alumni Weekly
June 24, 2020

Books