Rabbi Jacob is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary where he received his Masters degree, Rabbinic ordination and honorary Doctor of Divinity. He most recently served 9 years as rabbi and hazan in the conservative congregation in Berwyn Pa.
Rabbi Jacob has a unique background, having been raised in the world of the yeshivah and then connecting to the havurah movement on the path to his Conservative ordination. His orthodox background has led him to bring a ruah that combines a feeling of joy and deep spirituality to the davening. His connection to havurah has led him to a deep commitment to tikkun olam or the responsibility we all have to being God’s partners in creating a more perfect and just world.
He is a strong believer in the role of the rabbi as teacher and is committed to teaching children and adults as individuals or in groups.
And finally, Rabbi Jacob sees a congregation as an extended family that celebrates simchas together, and comforts one another during times of sadness.
He is married to Sari and has 2 adult children who live in NY City.