Rabbi Eric Yoffie, your friend and mine, is retiring next year. He’s been the head of the URJ for 16 years.
Nominated to succeed him is Rabbi Richard Jacobs, who I have never heard of.
Things about Jacobs that seem noteworthy:
- He is working on a doctorate at NYU in something called “ritual dance”
- He used to be a dancer and choreographer
- He is on the board of the New Israel Fund (!)
This does not sound like good news for the liturgy nerds of the Reform world.
Anybody know anything about this guy?