Frayda Gonshor Cohen, Ed.D.

Frayda has been part of the Rosov Consulting team since 2011. She brings expertise in educational research and a breadth of experience in a variety of Jewish educational contexts.

At Rosov Consulting, Frayda has served as a lead researcher on evaluations of programs spanning the Jewish educational sector — from camps (Hiddur Initiative, Kaytiz Kef) to day schools (JBlend Miami, Hearts and Minds) to leadership development programs (Hillel U and Wexner Field Fellows). She consults with a variety of organizations on their evaluation planning and capacity building as well as logic modeling/theory of change.

Previously, Frayda has been a teacher in Jewish day schools, congregations, and communal organizations. She served as the first female Congregational Intern at Hebrew Institute of White Plains, and worked in a variety of informal Jewish educational settings including summer camps, Birthright Israel, and the Jewish Agency for Israel in Kiev, Ukraine. She is also one of the founders of Kevah.

Frayda completed her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Education at Mills College, as a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar. Her dissertation explored teaching as moral work in the Jewish Day School context. She has presented papers at American Educational Research Association and Network for Research in Jewish Education annual conferences. She is also the recipient of the NRJE’s Emerging Scholar Award. Frayda received her BA Honors in Jewish Studies from McGill University, and a certificate in education from Michlelet Emunah in Jerusalem, Israel. She has studied in the Scholar’s Circle at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York, as well as Midreshet Lindenbaum and Nishmat in Israel.