With Prayer and Gospel, Reform Movement Anoints Rabbi Rick Jacobs as Its New Leader

In a lively and often-moving ceremony in Brooklyn, Jacobs takes the helm of America’s largest Jewish religious group from Rabbi Eric Yoffie who retires after 16 years.

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New York Rabbi Rick Jacobs was formally installed on Saturday as the fourth president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) in a lively and often inspiring ceremony held at the 100 year old Congregation Beit...