Uri Cohen

Title: Executive Director

Uri was appointed Executive Director of Slifka Center in July 2018. His appointment to that post follows a seven-year tenure in the same role at Queens College Hillel in the City University of New York. Prior to coming to Hillel, Uri held positions at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, Hillel International, and Perry Davis Associates, with almost two decades’ experience in fundraising, community relations, and leadership. Even in his new post, Uri continues to be involved with Jewish life at Queens College and works to raise awareness of the need for thriving Jewish life to serve the 13,000+ Jewish students currently enrolled at CUNY campuses.

Uri has been been studying, practicing, and teaching leadership for the last 25 years, and has spent 17 years working in the Jewish community. He comes to Slifka with strong experience in fundraising, administration, management, community relations, and financial management. He stewarded Queens College Hillel to being named Hillel International’s Outstanding Campus in 2015, and looks forward to beginning his work at Slifka Center, together with the outstanding team that is now in place.

Outside his time at Slifka, Uri is involved in his synagogue, is an Eagle Scout and active Cub Scout leader, loves camping and the outdoors, and is a big Mets fan. He lives in White Plains, New York with his wife Stacey and son Noah.