Rabbi Fredda Cohen, MA, JD, BCC

Director, Department of Pastoral Care & Education, White Plains Hospital

Rabbi Fredda Cohen, MA, JD, BCC, is the Director of Pastoral Care & Education at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York. She manages a staff of six chaplains and numerous volunteers. She has lectured extensively in the fields of pastoral education, bikur cholim, palliative care and spirituality, and is on the faculty of the Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary.  Rabbi Cohen was ordained as a rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2010, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. She is a board certified chaplain under the auspices of Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), and currently serves on its Certification Committee. Rabbi Cohen received the prestigious Chaplain of the Year Award conferred by the New York Board of Rabbis in 2015. Prior to her career as a chaplain/rabbi, she earned her Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law and worked as a trusts and estate attorney.