Rabbi Bio

Rabbi Phil Cohen, Ph.D.


Rabbi Cohen received his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.  He earned a Ph.D. in Jewish thought from Brandeis University, and Master of Fine Arts degree from Spalding University in Louisville.

Rabbi Cohen is married to Betsy Gamburg and is Elly’s, and Talia’s father, and Ava Ruth’s saba.

He is a strong advocated of Israel, loves theology, Bible, Jewish History, exploring interfaith relations, and reading and writing fiction.  He has just completed his first novel, Desolation Row: A Nick Bones mystery, which, by its title, suggests another might be on the way.

Rabbi Cohen resides in Greensboro, NC, with Betsy and Maggy, their rescued greyhound, and travels regularly to Albany.  He can always be reached by text, phone, and email.

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