Rabbi Cohen began serving as spiritual leader of Congregation Agudath Sholom in 2005. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Rabbi Cohen is a graduate of Yeshiva University in New York and its Azrieli Graduate School. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. After his ordination he and his wife, Diane, spent a year in Israel, after which he returned to the States to serve as an assistant Rabbi in West Orange, New Jersey. His first pulpit as a senior rabbi was in West Hartford where he spent about seven years in which time he doubled their membership. Rabbi Cohen then moved on to a much larger synagogue in Denver, a position he held for the three years immediately prior to coming to Congregation Agudath Sholom. Rabbi Cohen serves as a National Officer of the Rabbinical Council of America, a Regional Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League, a member of American Israel Public Affairs Committee National Council and the past current Chairman of the Vaad of Fairfield County and the Stamford Rabbinical Council. He is currently writing his first book "What Will They Say About You? Seven Principles for Reverse Engineering Your Life" www.rabbidanielcohen.com
Rabbi Cohen also exudes a passion for Jewish outreach. While in West Hartford, he founded Jewish Links to share the joys of Judaism and most recently he launched the website www.40daystoabetteryou.com
Rabbi Cohen and Diane are the grateful parents of six daughters: Sara Malka, Michal, Adina, Elisheva, Tamar and Shalhevet.