Brit Milah/Hatafat: No
Mikvah: Yes (White Plains, NY; Commack, NY; Teaneck, NJ )
Bet Din: Yes (local rabbis)
Conversion Location: Somers, NY (Westchester County, New York Metro Area) (virtual during the pandemic)
Students Accepted: Scholarship, Chai, Mitzvah
Pandemic-related safety measures:
– Brit milah/hatafat: n/a
– Mikvah: deferred
– Beit din: online
I work with candidates who are:
– In interfaith or dual-faith relationships
Rabbi Glenn Jacob D.D. is the executive director of the New York affiliate of Interfaith Power & Light, an organization dedicated to bringing together faith and climate science to safeguard the Earth. He organizes across New York State and lobbies in both Albany and Washington D.C. He is also the Hillel Director at Adelphi University (Long Island).
Before coming to Adelphi University, 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. He is also an accomplished storyteller and a presenter at national conferences on Jewish Education. He presented “God in the Public Square” at TEDx at Adelphi in 2016.
Rabbi Jacob is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in philosophy. He received a master’s degree in Hebrew Letters, Rabbinic Ordination, and later a Doctor of Divinity from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.
Education: D.D., MAHL, BA