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Rabbi Richard Jacobs

Rabbi Richard Jacobs, an alumnus of Ohr Somayach and Ohr Lagolah, is the Executive Director of the Ohr Lagolah Hertz Institute. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Biological Science (Zoology). Rabbi Jacobs has been actively involved in Jewish education for over twenty years, both voluntarily – on campus and with a number of youth movements, and professionally – working with Jewish students for both University Student Chaplaincy in Scotland and the Union of Jewish Students of the UK & Ireland, and as the Director of Operations for the JLE (Ohr Somayach’s UK branch) in London. Rabbi Jacobs compiled and edited the highly acclaimed “As Heard from Rav Weinbach: A Resource Book for Rabbis and Educators” based on the Ohr Lagolah shiurim of the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Mendel Weinbach zt”l.


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