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 feeling of joy and deep spirituality to our services and a deep commitment to tikkun olam (the responsibility we all have to being God’s partners in creating a more perfect and just world).
Rabbi Jacob 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. He is a sensitive and wise counselor, an experienced teacher, and a creative and moving storyteller and speaker.
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.