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Please Help Find Caleb Jacoby

Frum Teenager Missing, Son of Boston Columnist Jeff Jacoby

16 year old student from Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts has been missing since mid-day Monday.

Brookline, MA Police Dept. released this flier in hopes of finding missing teen, Caleb Jacoby

Brookline, MA Police Dept. released this flier in hopes of finding missing teen, Caleb Jacoby
Photo Credit: Brookline, MA Police Dept.

Sixteen year old Caleb Jacoby is a junior at the Maimonides School, an Orthodox day school in Brookline, Massachusetts.

On Monday, Jan. 6, at 12:30 p.m., Caleb went missing. He was last seen in a coffee shop on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle, Brookline. He has not been seen since then, and his parents, the Maimo community, and much of Jewish Boston and well beyond, are frantic.

Jeff Jacoby, a well-known columnist for the Boston Globe, is Caleb’s father. Every year around Caleb’s birthday, Jacoby writes a column dedicated to his son.  Caleb’s mother is Laura Weller, and he has a ten-year old brother, Micah. Micah is also a student at Maimonides.

At 5’11″,  Caleb is a tall, thin boy. He has short, light brown hair.  He was last seen wearing navy chino pants or jeans, a navy polo shirt, a brown winter jacket with a hood, either brown shoes or sneakers and white socks.

The teenager is a serious student whose hangouts are typically either local libraries or the local Young Israel, located in Brookline.

A search was undertaken Wednesday morning, with volunteers fanning out from his school into the surrounding neighborhoods. There was also a prayer vigil held at his synagogue, the Young Israel of Brookline.

As of Wednesday morning, when asked about the search for Caleb Jacoby, the Brookline Police Department spokesperson said, “It’s still active; no changes at all.”

Efrat Lipshitz, Caleb’s Hebrew teacher at the Maimonides School said,”We don’t know anything. We don’t even have a clue.”

Hundreds of messages were posted overnight on social media. They included descriptions of Caleb, information about where he was last seen, and they included requests for prayers for Caleb and for his parents and brother.

If saying tehillim, Caleb’s Hebrew name is Calev Avraham ben Elisheva Rus.

Caleb’s father tweeted a message of thanks Tuesday evening.

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Jacoby is known for his politically conservative and pro-Israel views.

Anyone with information about Caleb’s whereabouts is asked to call the Brookline, Massachusetts Police Department at 617.730.2222.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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18 Responses to “Frum Teenager Missing, Son of Boston Columnist Jeff Jacoby”

  1. Allyson Rowen Taylor says:

    I pray for a safe return of your son.
    Allison Rowen Taylor

  2. Jack Kalb says:

    I pray for a safe return for this young man.

  3. Ray Watson says:

    WE pray for this family an son !

  4. Millie Kashuk says:

    With Hope & Prayer Caleb will be home with his family soon…………

  5. Calev Avrohom Ben Elisheva Rus.

  6. Bobbi Kassai says:

    I PRAY FOR HIS SAFETY RETURNE.

  7. Yehuda Pa says:

    I hope the police are being helpful in locating him. I hope he is ok.

  8. If I believed in prayer, I would pray for a good outcome for Caleb and his family.

  9. If I believed in prayer, I would pray for a good outcome for Caleb and his family.

  10. Davening for Caleb and his whole family.

  11. Karen Adams says:

    I believe in prayer, so I will offer one for you.

  12. praying for Caleb and his family.

  13. Praying for Caleb's safety.

  14. Ron Danko says:

    well just try it you never where it may lead you !!

  15. Rita Kohr says:

    our prayers are with all of you .. hoping for a good outcome

  16. Len Bennett says:

    Jeff Spoke in Boca last week. We hope and pray for his family.

  17. last seen by whom, according to whom, with whom, on what day, at what time, in what coffee shop, at what location?

  18. B'H, he's been found safe and sound, in NYC at Times Square. No details about his missing days, that will come later. I am just SO happy for his family right now, knowing that they will sleep peacefully tonight. :-D

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