Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Is A U.S. Non-Profit Funding Jewish Israeli Terrorism?

The rabbinic human rights organization T’ruah has requested an investigation of the U.S. fundraising arm of Honenu.

09/03/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

At the end of August, T’ruah — the organization I lead — submitted a request to the New York Attorney General’s office to investigate whether the U.S. fundraising arm of Honenu and its fiscal sponsor, The Central Fund of Israel (both based in New York) are violating the conditions of tax exempt status by funding cash payments to Israelis accused or convicted of terrorism.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Freedom For Tomato Pickers

04/09/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jill Jacobs has led and participated in countless seders. Here, she toasts a first-timer, Santiago Perez, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s second annual Food and Justice Passover Seder on April 4.

Ordained by the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Jacobs is the director of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America and has helped to spread awareness about workers in Immokalee, Fla., who pick tomatoes for what activists say are unfair wages and in unsafe conditions. A tomato held pride of place on the seder plate that night.

Photo By Ron Sachs
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