Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen has been a pulpit rabbi, lawyer, therapist and special needs advocate. He has semicha from RIETS and also did advanced learning for a number of years in the Kollel of Yeshivas Birchas Mordechai of Beitar Ilit, an outgrowth of a popular chabura in the Mir Yeshiva of Jerusalem, studying under R’ Yaakov Friedman and also R’ Moshe Shapiro.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and a Masters in Counseling from University of North Texas and sits as a rabbinical judge for the Beis Din of America. He is also popular guest columnist for Mishpacha magazine and has a private counseling practice.
Rabbi Cohen recently completed serving 9 years as Rabbi of the Young Israel of the West Side, helping to make it one of the most popular and dynamic shuls in Manhattan. He is currently Director of Synagogues for Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut and the Director of Community Outreach for Yachad, both roles at the Orthodox Union.
He is married to Ruchi (nee Eisenberg), daughter of the Chief Rabbi of Austria and they live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with their 4 children.