Jacob is excited for his second year as an LCLJ Educator. Proudly from New Rochelle, NY, Jacob grew up at Sinai Free Synagogue in the neighboring town of Mount Vernon. In January 2016, Jacob earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science 13 blocks from Central Synagogue at Hunter College. Having had time in both government and advocacy, as a legislative aide in the New York State Assembly and a research assistant for former Israeli Minister of Justice and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yossi Beilin, he was able to connect these experiences to his passion for Jewish community life as a Goldman Fellow with the American Jewish Committee in 2015. From 2014-2016, Jacob taught a variety of grade levels at Sinai Free Synagogue in Mount Vernon and at Temple Israel of New Rochelle. In his downtime, Jacob plays basketball, both indoors and out, guitar, and enjoys attending events and classes around New York.