The Role of Jewish Funding in East Jerusalem with Rabbi Jill Jacobs

June 12, 2015

One of the areas we focus on a lot at J Street U is calling attention to the Green Line, the boundary between Israel’s internationally recognized territory and the Occupation.

On Thursday, June 11, we hosted a special conversation with Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah, to discuss the role of Jewish funding in East Jerusalem.

Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes 1,800 rabbis and cantors and tens of thousands of American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel. She is the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community (Jewish Lights, 2011) and There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition (Jewish Lights, 2009). Widely regarded as a leading voice on Jewish social justice, she regularly lectures at synagogues, Jewish community centers, and conferences and has written about Jewish perspectives on social justice and human rights for more than two dozen publications.