David Jacobi scholarship launched at Finchley concert

12 March 2018

A very special concert was held at Finchley Progressive Synagogue to remember David Jacobi and launch a scholarship in his name.

The event was organised by David’s father, Rabbi Harry Jacobi, and siblings Rabbis Dr Margaret and Richard Jacobi (all pictured above enjoying the concert).

All music at the event was performed by musicians who knew David, with the song choices inspired by his life and interests. Performers included David’s niece Hannah Jacobi.

The concert launched, and raised funds for, the David Jacobi Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist talented musicians from disadvantaged backgrounds to make their breakthrough.

David died in December 2016, aged 54, after a long illness. He had been active in Liberal Judaism throughout his life, including as a popular lay leader and teacher. He loved poetry and song and was a gifted cellist, playing in semi-professional orchestras and quartets.

The next issue of LJ Today will feature a full report from the wonderful concert. In the meantime please enjoy a collage of photos below, taken by Stanley Volk.


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