Scholar in Residence Weekend

Men’s Club’s Annual Scholar in Residence

Men’s Club is proud to sponsor Temple Etz Chaim’s 23rd Annual Scholar in Residence Weekend Event, featuring our 2023 Guest Speaker, Rabbi Daniel Cohen.

SAVE THE WEEKEND: Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Popular motivator, mentor, and inspirational speaker, Rabbi Daniel Cohen’s unique blend of authenticity, humor, wisdom, and insight helps anyone better navigate contemporary society and lead a life of legacy. Engaging in hundreds of end of life conversations and delivering thousands of eulogies provide him with a unique perspective on the essence of a meaningful life.

Rabbi Cohen has served in the rabbinate for over thirty years and currently serves as senior Rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT, the largest modern orthodox synagogue in New England. Rabbi Cohen is author of What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life of Legacy, speaks nationally on leading a life of legacy and is currently writing two books. The first is a parable book on the secret of the light and the second is with former NBA All Star and Olympic Gold medalist Allan Houston on legacy. He is co-host with Reverend Greg Doll of the nationally syndicated Radio Show, The Rabbi and the Reverend and writes for the Huffington Post Blog and is a Bottom Line Inc. Expert. He enjoys doing magic shows, playing sports, writing, searching for God, and living life with joy and ever-present smile! Rabbi Cohen and Diane are the grateful parents of six daughters and two grandsons.

Your continued commitment and generosity allow us to bring this informative and thought-provoking Scholar-in-Residence programing to our temple community. We once again ask and humbly appreciate your becoming a 2023 Scholar-in-Residence Program Sponsor at the Scholar Benefactor, Family of Scholarship, or Friends of SIR Levels.

Your support will help us ensure that we can bring nationally known scholars of Rabbi Cohen’s caliber to TEC.  If you would like to become a Program Sponsor, please CLICK HERE to complete the sponsorship form.

  • Family of Scholarship ($136): The benefits at this level include invitations for you and a guest to an exclusive Friday evening Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Cohen, the Saturday evening keynote address and reception, and the Sunday brunch — as well as recognition in the program booklet and in the synagogue’s bulletin.
  • Scholar Benefactors ($300+): Additional benefits include an invitation for you and a guest to dine at Rabbi Cohen’s table at the Friday evening dinner and recognition from the podium at program events.
  • Friends of SIR ($36, or other amount):  Any contribution will help ensure a legacy of meaningful Scholar-In-Residence programming into the future here at Temple Etz Chaim.

Temple Etz Chaim Men’s Club would like to thank you for your continued support and participation in our activities. Please contact us at 805-497-6891 or at  if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thank you for your support!