Meet Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs
As the Rabbi and Director of ISH, Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs teaches, counsels and officiates at weddings, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies, baby namings and many other lifecycle events. While she is based in Fort Lauderdale, Rabbi Cheryl travels throughout South Florida, including the Miami and Boca areas. Through her blog posts and Chai Tech, ISH’s online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Program, Rabbi Cheryl is able to regularly inspire folks well beyond South Florida!
Deeply passionate about helping others on their journey towards spiritual fulfillment, Rabbi Cheryl has been recognized by The Forward as one of the most inspirational Rabbis in North America. Rabbi Cheryl majored in Religious Studies at Hobart William Smith Colleges. She received a Master’s of Divinity from Yale University and her Rabbinic Ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Cheryl is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and a Chaplain for the Davie, Florida Police Department.
Rabbi Cheryl was the first female rabbi to serve as the President of The Broward County Board of Rabbis. As a woman rabbi, Rabbi Cheryl is deeply committed to ensuring that Judaism is totally accessible to girls and women. Her commitment has been recognized by various well known organizations, including Hadasah – which named Rabbi Cheryl an “Outstanding Women of Honor”- and Big Brother Big Sisters – which named her one of “100 Outstanding Women of Broward County”.
Committed to empowering and enabling others to discover their best selves, Rabbi Cheryl reaches out to all individuals without judgment. She strives to understand her fellow spiritual seekers in order to provide them with what they want and need while making them feel comfortable, connected and fulfilled.
Rabbi Cheryl makes herself available to anyone seeking spiritual guidance and direction. She is an incredible teacher and pastoral counselor. Those who have been fortunate enough to have had her officiate at a lifecycle event can tell you how very special she is.
Rabbi Cheryl and her husband, Rabbi Andrew Jacobs, are the parents of Abigail and Jonah.
Feel free to contact Rabbi Cheryl by emailing her or giving her a call at (954) 706-9392
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Rabbi Cheryl Recognized By The Forward As One Of The Most Inspiring Rabbis In North America! Click On The Image Below To Learn More.
Rabbi Cheryl and her family at her daughter Abigail’s bat mitzvah.