Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs
2 Lake Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Join us for a special Seudah Shlishit (Shabbat afternoon meal/study) with scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Jill Jacobs. She will be discussing: How Progressives Embrace and Struggle with Zionism. The event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes a network of more than 2000 rabbis and cantors and their communities to bring a rabbinic moral voice to human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories. She is the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community and There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition, both published by Jewish Lights.
Widely regarded as a leading voice on Judaism and social justice, she regularly lectures at synagogues, Jewish community centers, and conferences and has written about Jewish perspectives on social justice and human rights for more than two dozen publications. She has been named three times to the Forward's list of 50 influential Jews, as well as to Newsweek's list of the most influential rabbis.
Rabbi Jacobs holds rabbinic ordination and an MA in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was a Wexner Fellow; an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, and a BA from Columbia University. She is also a graduate of the Mandel Institute Jerusalem Fellows Program. She lives in New York with her husband, Rabbi Guy Austrian, and their two daughters.