Meet Our Rabbi & Board
Rabbi Eli Kohl
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Rabbi Eli Kohl as the new Rabbi of the Young Israel of Stamford, effective August 1, 2015. We are honored to welcome the entire Kohl family to our community, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship. If anyone would like to contact Rabbi Kohl, his personal email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi Kohl is currently the Rabbi of the Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation and serves as part of the Pastoral Care team at Northern Westchester Hospital. Rabbi Kohl utilizes his musical abilities to lead High Holiday services, teach in the local preschool, and he has been invited to sing, play and inspire in many different communities. Previously he served as the Rabbi of the Orthodox community at the University of Maryland.
Rabbi Kohl grew up in Brooklyn, NY, he attended Yeshivat Hakotel (now known as Netiv Aryeh) in Jerusalem and continued on to Yeshiva University. He completed his Rabbinic studies at RIETS at YU while simultaneously spending three years studying in the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel program. He also completed advanced training towards a Certificate from Machon Puah in Reproductive Health and Halacha. While at YU, He worked in the Mechinah program helping students from all backgrounds transition to YU. He also spent time with preschoolers teaching kindergarten in Ramaz and more recently he served on the education staff at Camp Yavneh, teaching a wide variety of classes to children of all ages.
Naomi Kohl completed her BA in Psychology at Stern College for Women, received an MSW in Social Work from YU's Wurzweiler School. She also completed her coursework towards her MA in Jewish Education from the Azrieli School at YU. She is currently the Alumni Relations Coordinator for SAR Academy and High School. Rabbi Kohl and Naomi have three children Yisrael 7, Shira 5 and Elana 3.
Board of Directors
Isaac (Tzachi) Shalev
Past Board Leaders
David Speigelman, z”l