Born and raised in Boston, Jacob received a BA from Wesleyan University. Before joining the DFI, he was a Program Officer and National New Gen Coordinator at the New Israel Fund, where he ran programs in the New York area, and managed NIF’s Fellowships and its 20s/30s New Gen program. Prior to his work at NIF, Jacob was an Shatil Social Justice Fellow, where he spent the year working at Kav La’Oved – Worker’s Hotline, and a Dorot Fellow. Jacob has worked at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and The David Project. He trained as a facilitator through Resetting the Table, facilitated Encounter trips, and led tours to Israel and the Occupied Territories with Telos. Jacob lives in New York City.