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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Allan Jacob


Dr. Allan Jacob is the president of Toras Emes Academy of Miami and chairman of the Rabbinical Seminary of America. In 2021, he was the driving force behind the formation of the Jewish Leadership Coalition for School Choice (JLCSC) – a partnership with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America that represents more than 5,000 students. The JLC will capitalize on the strengths of its member organizations in order to support Jewish schools in Florida, galvanize segments of Florida’s Jewish community for school choice, and train and deploy lay leaders to effectively advocate for Jewish education. As Jacob pointed out in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Orthodox families on low incomes still require private schools for religious instruction. “That’s why many young families up north are enticed by Florida’s robust menu of state-supported private-school scholarships, worth on average about $7,500 a year, as well as expanded benefits for children with a wide range of disabilities,” Jacob emphasized. (Photo: Twitter)


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