Rabbi Tom Cohen was born in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.
He became interested in religious philosophy and
Judaism while he was studying at Portland State University and pursued his studies
at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies, he decided to become
a rabbi. For the next six years, he continued his education in Los Angeles where
he received another degree in Hebrew Literature, in Jerusalem, and finally,
in New York City, where he completed his Master in Hebrew Literature.
In 1991 he was ordained under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary and has been Rabbi of Kehilat Gesher since 1993.
Rabbi Cohen lives in Paris with his wife and four children.