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Rabbi Aryeh Cohen

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Ph.D. serves on the Rabbinic Council at Avodah.

He is the part-time Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc in Southern California. A long time social justice activist—with a specific interest in economic justice, criminal justice reform, and articulating the theory and practice of Jewish social justice—Rabbi Cohen served as chair of the board of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (Bend the Arc’s predecessor organization). He currently serves on the board of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Rabbi Cohen is Professor of Rabbinic Literature at the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University. His latest book is Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism.