Rabbi Manes Kogan

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Rabbi Manes KoganRabbi Manes Kogan was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a degree in Psychology from The University of Buenos Aires, as well as a Masters in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and received his rabbinical ordination from the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, the Conservative Seminary in Buenos Aires. Rabbi Kogan is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, a graduate of the seventh rabbinic cohort of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and a member of the inaugural cohort of the New York Rabbinic Fellowship for Visionary Leaders. Rabbi Kogan is an adjunct professor at St. Johns University and serves as the spiritual leader of Hillcrest Jewish Center, in Fresh Meadows, New York, where he lives with his wife, Silvia, and their three children: Daniela, Ilan and Abby. Hillcrest Jewish Center is a traditional, egalitarian and participatory congregation, serving 400 families in Eastern Queens.

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Rabbi Manes Kogan
Hillcrest Jewish Center
183-02 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11366

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  • Member of the Rabbinical Assembly since - 1993
  • Member of the New York Board of Rabbis since - 2007