Rabbi Atara Cohen
Core Semikha, Class of 2020
Rabbi Atara Cohen is passionate about building vibrant, diverse Jewish communities. She began to pursue semikha at Yeshivat Maharat after graduating Princeton University with an AB in Religion and a certificate in Judaic Studies. Rabbi Atara has studied Torah in a variety of settings, including Midreshet Nishmat, Yeshivat Hadar, and the Drisha Institute, and had been awarded fellowships such as the T'ruah Rabbinical Fellowship for Human Rights and the UJA Graduate Fellowship. She has served as a rabbinic intern at the Columbia-Barnard Hillel and as a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Pastoral and Educational Intern at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah.