Rabbi Jackie Tabick

Rabbi Jackie was born in Dublin. She moved to London and when she was ten her mother joined the local Reform Synagogue in Ilford and Rabbi Jackie began to attend cheder. Rabbi Jackie says she was very lucky with her rabbis, Alan Miller till she was 12 and then Dow Marmur, both outstanding intellectual rabbis of their generation. Rabbi Jackie became fully involved in the congregation, singing in the choir, teaching at the cheder and becoming a Tawny Owl for the Brownie pack.

She went on to study mediaeval history at University College London (specialising in Church history!) and then did a teacher training course. She entered the Leo Baeck College and received s'micha in 1975, the first woman to do so in this country. As student and rabbi, she worked at West London Synagogue until 1998 when she joined NWSS.

Rabbi Jackie has served as Chair of the Assembly of Rabbis, of the Council of Reform and Liberal Rabbis and as Vice president of the Movement for Reform Judaism. Her other main interests lie in the social justice, interfaith realm. She is a patron of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, on the executive of the InterFaith Network and Chair of the World Congress of Faiths.

In 2012 Rabbi Jackie was appointed Convenor of the Reform Movement's Beit Din (law court) - the first woman to fill this role

She is married to fellow rabbi Larry and they have three adult children - Mikki, Roni and Jeremy.

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