Jacob Fine serves as Rabbi and Director of Programs for the Jewish Farm School (JFS). As an environmental education organization, JFS' mission is to practice and promote sustainable agriculture and to support food systems rooted in justice and Jewish traditions. A graduate of Vassar College, he was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Prior to joining JFS, Jacob served as Rabbi and Assistant Director at the University of Washington Hillel, as well as the Director of Jconnect, Seattle's largest Jewish community for young adults. Under Jacob's leadership, Jconnect built a national reputation as a leader and innovator in the field of serving Jewish young adults. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, Jacob has served as a rabbi and educator for a number of leading Jewish environmental organizations including Teva, Adamah and Hazon, where he co-led a beit midrash on the topics of food and Judaism. In addition to growing vegetables and learning Torah, Jacob's greatest passions include basketball, making sour-dough bread and his family, his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Meira.