Two rabbis, from two different denominations, get a second chance at love
Though Wallk is a Conservative rabbi and Cohn is Reform, they quickly realized they had much in common. Both loved prayer, and each had worked on revamping their movements’ new prayerbooks. In addition to having recently ended decades-long marriages, they were both parents, and each had lost a parent in the past few years.
They began to visit one another. Their communication increased. At one point, they shared the eulogies they had each written about the parent they had recently lost.
But still, they knew they had to be cautious. Dating as a rabbi is always tricky, and that doubles when both people in the relationship have their own congregations. Fortunately, the pieces quickly fell into place: Wallk and Cohn were married on January 2, 2022 at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, in front of 17 guests.