Our Clergy


Rabbi Helen Cohn

Rabbi Helen Cohn was ordained in 1994 by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, which is the home of the Reform movement.  She moved to Tucson in the summer of 2006 after twelve years at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.  After serving as interim rabbi for Congregation Chaverim in Tucson she was asked to be the spiritual leader of Tucson’s newest Reform congregation, M’kor Hayim.

Rabbi Helen’s main areas of interest are Jewish education, spirituality, and meditation.  She is a Spiritual Director and a Spiritual Director Supervisor, having trained for both at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California.

She can be contacted at RabbiHelenCohn@gmail.com.


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Cantor Emily Ellentuck

Emily Ellentuck was certified as Hazzan/Cantor by the Cantors Assembly in May 2021.  Emily has been with Congregation M’kor Hayim since 2008.  Her musical leadership is an important component in our Shabbat and holiday worship.  In addition to her work with the congregation, she is the Director of Programming and Community Life at Tucson Hebrew Academy.

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