Tree of Life Inc. hires chief financial and operations officer
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Tree of LifeRobin Cohen joins the nonprofit's staff

Tree of Life Inc. hires chief financial and operations officer

Cohen will help manage the organization's finances and day-to-day operations.

Robin Cohen (Photo courtesy of Tree of Life Inc.)
Robin Cohen (Photo courtesy of Tree of Life Inc.)

Tree of Life Inc., the nonprofit rebuilding the site of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, has hired Robin Cohen, former chief financial and operations officer at Moving Traditions, as its inaugural chief financial and operations officer.

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to assist Tree of Life and its community on the journey of rebuilding and renewal,” Cohen said in a prepared statement. “This institution is composed of profoundly passionate people that I eagerly look forward to working with. Together we will create the sanctuary and educational space this community deserves.”

Demolition began last month at the Tree of Life site. The reimagined building, designed by Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Rothschild Doyno Collaborative of Pittsburgh, will house an educational center and a museum exploring the roots and manifestations of antisemitism in the United States. A memorial to the victims of the massacre will also be at the site.

“I look forward to collaborating with Robin as she embarks on her tenure as Tree of Life’s new CFOO,” Carole Zawatsky, Tree of Life’s CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Robin’s dedication and years of experience in the finance sector will help our institution achieve the longevity and prosperity that we all hope for, especially as we continue to navigate this tumultuous time for the Jewish people.”

As chief financial and operations officer, Cohen will manage the organization’s finances and day-to-day operations in close partnership with Zawatsky. PJC

Toby Tabachnick can be reached at ttabachnick@pittsburghjewishchronicle.org.

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