Rabbi Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, NY and received his B.A. degree in Comparative Religion and Jewish History from the University of Vermont.
He continued his studies in Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim and Kollel in Kfar Chabad, Israel for 12 year
Under the personal direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he obtained numerous rabbinic ordinations, including from the Chief Rabbis of Israel.
Rabbi Jacobs holds a Master of Higher Torah Studies degree from the Israel government Rabbinate, a Doctorate (equivalency) from the Ministry of Religion, and successfully completed studies as a Rabbinic Attorney from the prestigious Harry Fisher Institute.
Rabbi Jacobs served as a chaplain in the Israeli prison service, at the rank of Major (1992-2005).
He speaks frequently on campuses and communities worldwide.
Rabbi Jacobs resides in Kfar Chabad, Israel with his wife and seven children.