Rabbi Rick Jacobs is currently president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America. Previously he was the spiritual leader at his pulpit, Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. He has been and continues to be committed to creating communities of lifelong learners, and strengthening synagogue commitment to vibrancy and inclusion.
Rabbi Jacobs has been instrumental in the initiation and development of the Reform Movement’s Campaign for Youth Engagement. He contends that the future of our North American Jewish community is contingent on engaging our youth pre- and post B’nei Mitzvah. It is the hope of this vital Campaign that to engage those children and young adults in our congregations and those who would be part of congregations for future of the Jewish people.
Please join us in welcoming Rabbi Jacobs in his first address to the Canadian community. We are honoured to be hosting him at Holy Blossom Temple. Thursday, September 13, 2012, 8:00 p.m.