Rabbi Dr. Glenn Jacob




Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required


Required (White Plains, N.Y., Commack, N.Y., or Teaneck, N.J.)

Beit din:

Required (Rabbis)

Conversion location:

Somers, N.Y. (Westchester County, New York metro area)

Mentoring sessions available in:


Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required (No change)


Required (No change)

Beit din:

Required (Virtual beit din via video conferencing is also acceptable.)

I am happy to work with

Families with children, People who identify as LGBTQ+, People in interfaith or dual-faith relationships

Personal statement

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, N.Y. and Washington D.C. He is also the Hillel Director at Adelphi University in Long Island, N.Y.

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, and he presented “God in the Public Square” at TEDx at Adelphi in 2016.


Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Doctor of Divinity
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master of Arts, Hebrew Letters

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

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