Guest Speaker Rabbi Rick Jacobs

May 17, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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As part of our year-long celebration honoring Rabbi Arnie Gluck, Rabbi Rick Jacobs will join us for Erev Shabbat services as a guest darshan.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs is president of the Union for Reform Judaism. The URJ’s programs and communities inspire Jews of all ages to explore what it means to be Jewish, pursue justice around the world, and forge stronger ties to Israel. The URJ reaches more than 1.5 million people through its congregations, overnight camps, youth groups, and the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC.

Rabbi Jacobs is a tireless advocate for an Israel that is secure, Jewish, democratic, and pluralistic, with a vibrant Reform Jewish community. He has studied for two decades at Jerusalem’s Shalom Hartman Institute, where he is a senior rabbinic fellow. He is regularly featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Ha’aretz, The Forward, NPR, and CNN.

Rabbi Jacobs spent 20 years as spiritual leader at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. Prior to that, as the rabbi of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Rabbi Jacobs created the first homeless shelter in a New York City synagogue. 

Join us during Shabbat services in the sanctuary, or on Zoom (links).