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URJ's Rabbi Rick Jacobs on Leading Services at Hillel

Providence, Rhode Island | 2012

Rabbi Jacobs Reflects on global Jewish peoplehood at Brown-RISD Hillel

Rabbi Rick Jacobs.When Brown-RISD Hillel was looking for someone to lead Reform High Holiday services, they had an unexpected volunteer: President of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Rick Jacobs.
 
As Rabbi Jacobs describes in his blog post, leading services at Hillel was “one of the most eye-opening experiences I have had so far as president of the Reform Movement.”  He continues, “For the final shofar blast and havdallah, the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform services joined together. There was a palpable feeling of K’lal Yisroel, Jewish peoplehood, as we prayed and studied together as one people.”

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