President Alan Cohan


Alan, his wife Andrea and their three children are true Wellington pioneers, having moved to Wellington in 1979. There were no schools, no supermarkets and certainly no synagogues. They were involved in establishing the Wellington Reform temple but always believed they would be more comfortable in a Conservative synagogue. The shlep to West Palm Beach to the closest Conservative Synagogue was just too far away. When they learned about the formation of what was originally Congregation B’nai Avraham and is now Temple B’nai Jacob of Wellington, the Cohan family said “count me in.”

Alan was an entrepreneur most of his life, having owned his own businesses in New Jersey and then in near-by Lake Worth. More recently he worked in marketing for a large manufacturing company based in West Palm Beach. Even before retirement, Alan found that he appreciated the spiritual fulfillment and friendship found within Temple B’nai Jacob. Having served as chairperson of the Ritual Committee, Co-President (with past president Morry Silverman) and first Vice President, Alan certainly has the experience to lead and continue the Mission of Temple B’nai Jacob.
“Our membership consists of a variety of demographics. We are a diversified group of Jews, both through birth and by choice and we appreciate being together with a common goal of providing a warm and welcoming synagogue environment that embraces our Judaism in a manner that is comfortable to all.”

Alan spends many hours at the synagogue and looks forward to greeting visitors. “Our office hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, services are held every Friday night and Saturday morning. Both Rabbi Sislen and I are happy to arrange personal meetings at the convenience of those inquiring.”