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Rabbi Richard Jacobs tapped to lead Reform movement


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/rabbi_richard_jacobs_tapped_to_lead_reform_movement_20110322

Rabbi Richard Jacobs, the spiritual leader of the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y., is the choice to become the new leader of the Union for Reform Judaism. The selection of Jacobs to succeed Rabbi Eric Yoffie, who announced last year that he would be retiring in 2012 after 16 years at the helm of American Jewry’s largest religious movement, still requires formal approval by the union’s board of directors, which meets in June.

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