Our Founder Rabbi, Dr. Louis Jacobs z"l was one of the world's most distinguished rabbinic scholars and authors. He wrote more than fifty books and was widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest authorities on all major aspects of Jewish Studies including Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa, Liturgy, Hasidism, Mysticism, Kabbalah, Philosophy and Theology.
For more than 40 years Rabbi Jacobs served this congregation which he founded with brilliance and distinction. The Masorti Movement he inspired, has grown into a dynamic movement built on his theology and teachings.
In December 2005, a Jewish Chronicle poll in which 2000 readers took part voted Rabbi Jacobs the greatest British Jew in the community's 350-year history in England.
Rabbi Jacobs died on Shabbat 1st July 2006/5th Tammuz 5766.
A Web site dedicated to promoting the teachings and approach of Rabbi Jacobs has been launched to visit the site click here - www.louisjacobs.org
Reading Rabbi Jacobs Project. During the yrear of mourning for Rabbi Jacobs, groups in London and throughout the world are reading and discussing the books of Rabbi Jacobs. For full details of the project and how to get involved visit www.readingrabbijacobs.org
The Funeral Hesped by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg -
Words spoken by Naomi Bar-Yosef at the Shivah -
Obituary - 'The Times' -
Obituary - 'The Guardian' - by Michael Freedland and Rabbi Jonathan Romain -
Jewish Chronicle - UK Jews mourn Rabbi Louis Jacobs by Simon Rocker -
Obituary - The Jewish Chronicle -
"My Rabbi" by Anne Cowen -
The Task Ahead by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer -
Louis Jacobs - an appreciation; by Dr. Harry Freedman -
Hesped by Rabbi Jeremy Gordon delivered at the Shiva -
Obituary - 'The Forward' by Elliot Cosgrove -
The Last Word BBC Radio 4 -
Obituary - 'The New York Times' by Ari L. Goldman -
Obituary - 'The Independent' by John Cooper -
The Memorial Service - Address by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer -
The Memorial Service - Ivor Jacobs -
The Memorial Service - Welcome by Mr Adrian Marks -
The Memorial Service - Address by Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove -
Louis Jacobs: A Theology For Our Day by Reuven Hammer - Jerusalem Post -
Remembering a giant of British and Conservative Jewry -
Extract from We Have Reason To Believe -
The Problem of the Akedah in Jewish Thought -
Extract from Beyond Reasonable Doubt - Man-made versus divine precepts -
Human element in divine Revelation - Published in the Jewish Chronicle -