Our Leadership

Our Shul is fortunate to be led by our new Morah d'Atra, Rabbi Eli Kohl as well as by a dedicated group of members who comprise the 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. We are honored to welcome the entire Kohl family to our community. 

Rabbi Kohl was previously the Rabbi of the Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation and served 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. Prior to that 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.

If anyone would like to contact Rabbi Kohl, you may reach him via email

Mon, November 20 2017 2 Kislev 5778