Rabbi Tamara Cohen

Tamara Cohen is an educator, rabbi and poet who currently works as chief of innovation for Moving Traditions. At Moving Traditions, she oversees training, curriculum development and sexuality education, among other areas. The editor of the Ma’yan Passover Haggadah, Tamara’s recent publications include an essay in Faithfully Feminist, liturgical poetry in Siddur Lev Shalom and other liturgy that can be found on ritualwell.org and theshalomcenter.org. Her own blog underthispalm.org is a work in progress. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Sarah Lawrence College and Barnard College, she lives in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia with her partner, Gwynn Kessler, and their sons Tobias and Kliel. Tamara is a member of Rabbis Without Borders and the Selah Social Justice Fellowship, and is currently a Generation Now fellow. Tamara was a co-founder of Jewish Activist Gays and Lesbians, and Brit Tzedek V’Shalom: The Jewish Alliance for Justice.


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