Yair Cohen is the community shaliach (emissary) of the Israel Center of Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. Cohen arrived in Cincinnati in September 2011, after being trained by the Jewish Agency for Israel, and is primarily responsible for strengthening the unique and multi-faceted significance of Israel in the local Cincinnati Jewish community by connecting the next generation of Jewish people to Israel’s people and homeland through education and advocacy.
Yair works closely with the rabbis and educators of the region’s synagogues and day schools, the Mayerson JCC, Camp Livingston, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, the Jewish Community Relations Council and local Zionist organizations. He serves as a resource and an official representative of Israel on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel.
Yair comes most recently from his job as the director of programming at Gesher, an NGO focusing on developing a stronger Jewish identity for Israelis and exploring the multicultural society of Israel with the goal of enhancing tolerance, identity and Israeli Jewish democracy. He has a master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and a bachelor’s degree in Jewish philosophy from Hebrew University.
To learn more about the expertise and services Yair can offer your organization, contact him at 513-985-1535 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also friend Yair on Facebook!