Rabbi Malcolm Cohen
Rabbi Malcolm Cohen is a native of London, England. Trained there, in Israel and New York, he loves being a community builder. A prominent leadership role in his Zionist youth movement, community work on housing projects and a role as the first 20s/30s outreach worker for the U.K. Reform Movement are some of his previous postings. Steeped in traditional Jewish texts Rabbi Cohen is passionate about relating tradition to real life. Helped by his wife Sarah, he has more than tripled the size of the congregation in five years while striving to maintain the warm and welcoming atmosphere. He cares about collaboration and partnership beyond the walls of Temple Sinai as shown by his involvement in the Florence Melton Mini-School, Global Day of Jewish Learning and social justice work with Nevadans for the Common Good. In the years ahead he has ambitions at Temple Sinai to get more members learning, strengthen their connection to Israel, increase the joy levels at worship and fix the shul’s corner of Nevada. Rabbi Cohen is also part of the Rabbis Without Borders fellowship which teaches Rabbis how to innovate and also use Judaism to enable human flourishing. He and Sarah are fortunate to have two young children, Elijah and Rachel, who can frequently be found scampering around the hallways of Temple Sinai.