Rabbi Cohn Biography

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Rabbi Holly Cohn was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in June 2000 and has served congregations large and small in many different geographic areas. Her undergraduate degree is in Advertising and Organizational Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. In May 2016 she earned a Master’s of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Nonprofit Management from Gratz College in Philadelphia where she was the recipient of a Legacy Heritage Fund Midcareer Fellowship Grant. While serving a congregation in St. Louis, MO she was on the board of the Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs Jewish Fund for Human Needs which issued grants to grass roots agencies whose focus is on basic needs. She has done consulting work for the Greenville Jewish Federation helping them to revitalize and rebrand the perception that funding only went to Israel. She enjoys interfaith work and has enjoyed participating on the boards of organizations that promote diversity.

Rabbi Cohn is the grandchild of Holocaust survivors and wrote her rabbinic thesis on Intergenerational relationships between Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren which resulted in a 17 minute film: Communication and Healing: the Third Generation Speaks which premiered in Cincinnati, OH on Yom HaShoah 2000. All interviews with grandchildren of survivors was original research. She is available to speak at schools and other organizations sharing her grandparent’s stories and the lessons she has learned.

She is honoured to be the spiritual leader of Temple B’rith Shalom in Prescott, AZ moving to the area from Dallas, TX. She has one son, Jacob, who is an avid drummer. When she is not serving her congregation and the Jewish people she enjoys playing Mah Jongg and learning the history of where she lives.

If you’d like to contact Rabbi Cohn: rabbi@brithshalom-az.org

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