Jacob graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in International and Global Studies. While at Florida, Jacob worked as a Resident Assistant, mentored students to further their academic, personal, and leadership success, and supervised the Sport Club Council.
Jacob moved to Omaha in 2015 after accepting the position of Health Educator at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
After being very involved in the Jewish community on his college campus, Jacob wanted to continue his involvement here in Omaha. After only a month of living here, Rabbi Aryeh Azriel introduced Jacob to Aliyah Lasky, who was our Director of Youth and Young Adult Engagement at the time. Ever since, he has been volunteering with OTYG from chavurahs to the spaghetti dinner. Jacob has enjoyed the last three years of guiding our Jewish youth, so when Temple Israel announced they were looking for a part-time youth advisor, it was the perfect fit! As advisor to OTYG and JYG, he will empower, guide, and support teens in planning a healthy mix of social, religious, educational, and social action programming that reflects the tenets and values of Reform Judaism.