Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T'ruah. Formally, she was a Rabbi-in Residence at Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ), a national public foundation dedicated to mobilizing the resources of American Jews to combat the root causes of domestic social and economic injustice. She received rabbinic ordination and an MA in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was a Wexner Fellow. Rabbi Jacobs also holds an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
Prior to joining the JFSJ staff, Rabbi Jacobs served as the Director of Education for theJewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago, where she initiated programs including a summer fellowship for rabbinical students and a national conference on Judaism and social justice.
Rotten Tomatoes: Trader Joe's and the Jewish Ethic for Farmworker Justice in Huffington Post, February, 2011
Schechter, strikes and halakhah in Jerusalem Post, December, 2010
Additonally, her writings have appeared in a number of magazines, journals and websites, including Conservative Judaism, Tikkun, The Reconstructionist, Lilith, the Forward, Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, andMyJewishLearning.com. She is also a frequent contributor to www.jspot.org, a Jewish blog dedicated to domestic social and economic justice issues.