WEST HARTFORD — The Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation introduces its new Rabbi to the community. Rabbi Avraham Cohen, hails from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1982. He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. freshman year, and then transferred to Northwestern University, graduating in 1987 with a BA in Humanities. The following year, he traveled to Israel in order “to get in touch with [his] spiritual roots.”
He began his search on Kibbutz Maayan Tsvi in Zichron Yaakov. Following the kibbutz program, Avraham went to Jerusalem, and found his way to the Yeshiva Aish HaTorah. Over the next 11 years, Rabbi Cohen studied in various yeshivot, earning a Bachelors of Talmudic Law, and a Masters of Judaic Studies from the Yeshiva Ohr Somayach /Tannenbaum College of Judaic Studies in 1999. In 1999 Rabbi Cohen joined the U.S. Air Force, as a Jewish Chaplain, and served for the next 20 years on both active duty and in the Air National Guard.
Rabbi Cohen is married to Anne Brock from Capetown, South Africa, and they have five children: Adina, Yitzhak, Yaakov, Ruth, and Yosef.