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Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
Director of Education

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen was born and raised in California. He attended Cal State University, Northridge, where he studied philosophy and psychology. He went on to study at a number of leading yeshivot in Jerusalem where he received his Rabbinic ordination. He has led adult classes and seminars in both America and Israel.
Rabbi Cohen is particularly interested in the study of Kabbalah and mysticism. He is married to Devorah, the newly recruited Director of ASCENT for Women, and have six wonderful children, Michal, Yoni, Tamar, Talia, Elisha and Shaina.


Rabbi Yaakov Lipsky
Cookie Lipsky

(Rabbi in Baltimore, MD)
1998 - 2002
Rabbi Eli Baraka
Mrs. Baraka

(School Principal in Brooklyn, NY)
Rabbi Avraham Yaghobian
Rachel Yaghobian

(Rabbi and Head of School in Houston)
Rabbi Yakov Polatsek
Frumie Polatsek

(Business in Houston)
Rabbi Binyomin Medetsky
Penina Medetsky

(Business in Houston)
Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz
Bethany Strulowitz

(Rabbi in San Fransisco, CA)
Rabbi Yekusiel Brodkin
Aviel Brodkin

(Rabbi in Portland, OR)
Rabbi Doniel Newman
Sara Sasha Newman

(Kollel in Stamford, CT)
Rabbi Aron Weisman
Chana Weisman

(Kollel in Jerusalem, Israel)
Rabbi Dovi Reich
Joanna Reich

(Business in Houston)
Rabbi Zev Fried
Esther Fried

(Business in Houston)
Rabbi Avraham Kravetz
Deena Kravetz

(Business in Houston)
Rabbi Sruli Weinreb
Shalva Weinreb

(Business in Toronto, ON)
Rabbi Chaim Karpel
Shira Karpel

(Business in Toronto, ON)
2007 - 2009
Rabbi Danny Masri
Nomi Masri

(Rabbi in Houston)
2005 - 2010
Rabbi Gavriel Jacknin
Michal Jacknin

(Rabbi in Bellaire & JSU Coordinator)
Rabbi Raanan Ephron
Henny Ephron

(Business in Houston)
2006 - 2010
Rabbi Akiva Sutofsky
Chana Sutofsky

(Rosh Chabura in Houston)
2006 - 2010

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