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Rabbi Richard Jacobs of Scarsdale, N.Y. was tapped to be the new president of the Union for Reform Judaism. (Union for Reform Judaism)

Rabbi Richard Jacobs is unanimous choice to head Union for Reform Judaism

JTA June 15, 2011

Rabbi Richard Jacobs was unanimously elected to serve as president of the Union for Reform Judaism.Jacobs, the senior rabbi at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y., was elected Sunday by the URJ board of trustees. He will assume the presidency...

Rabbi Richard Jacobs of Scarsdale, N.Y. was tapped to be the new president of the Union for Reform Judaism. (Union for Reform Judaism)

For new Reform leader Richard Jacobs, big tent movement is the idea

By Uriel Heilman, JTA March 24, 2011

NEW YORK (JTA) -- For the man tapped to lead American Jewry's largest religious denomination, keeping the movement's 900-plus synagogues welcoming to the unaffiliated, inspiring for members and a home for disaffected traditional Jews may require a high-wire...

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