Glenn Jacob

Rabbi Glenn Jacob is the executive director of the New York chapter of Interfaith Power & Light. He is also the interfaith chaplain  at Adelphi University on Long Island. Before coming to NYIPL he served synagogues from the Deep South to Long Island for over 25 years. In the Deep South, Rabbi Jacob was a civil rights advocate on issues of church and state, reproductive rights, hate group monitoring with the Southern Poverty Law Center, and funding for public education. In Philadelphia Rabbi Jacob was the founding chair of the Interfaith Gathering of Lower Bucks (County). He is also an accomplished storyteller and a teacher at the national conferences on Jewish Education.

He delivered a TEDx Talk at Adelphi University in 2016 titled “God in the Public Square.” The TEDx Talk is available on Youtube.

Rabbi Jacob is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in philosophy. He received a Master’s Degree in Hebrew and ordination from Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati. He recently received his Doctor of Divinity from HUC.

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