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Jeff Jacoby’s Son Found

Jeff Jacoby’s Son Found

16 year old boy had been missing from Brookline home since Monday amid record cold weather, fliers handed out with picture.


Caleb Jacoby

Update from Yeshiva World News:

As per the Brookline, MA Police Department, 16-year-old Caleb Jacoby has Boruch hashem been found in New York City. He is reportedly “safe and well”. Caleb went missing from Brookline on Monday. 

Jeff Jacoby just tweeted out: Words can’t express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we have received from so many people.


Jewish Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby's 16 year old son Caleb has been missing since Monday from his home in Brookline, Massachusetts. According to police, the boy, who has a thin build and short light brown hair, was last seen wearing navy chino pants or jeans, and a brown winter jacket.

Jacoby, who stands at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 140 pounds, has gone missing in the midst of a record-breaking cold chill striking the US.

Ellen Pulda, a spokesman of the Maimonides School that Jacoby attends, reported that "the school is engaging all of its resources to aid Caleb's parents and the Brookline Police. Our entire school community is praying for Caleb's safe return."

On Tuesday, Jacoby's friends and Jewish community organizations were passing around fliers with the teenager's photograph, reports MassLive.

"He's a very quiet boy, he's also a very good one," said Efrat Lipschitz, Caleb's Hebrew teacher. "People really love him in school because he is a very good person."

On his Twitter account the columnist wrote, "we are so deeply, deeply grateful for everything being done to reunite us with our beloved son Caleb."

Those wishing to pray for the boy's safety are asked to pray for Calev Avraham ben Elisheva Rut.

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January 7, 2014

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Visitor Comments: 15

(13) suzi, January 23, 2014 11:53 PM

Caleb is Home

Did I miss something in the wonderful news about this young man? He is home and safe? He was in N.Y.? Did police, or family, or even friends, find him from information that was published on any social sites? Baruch Hashem, to, and for, all who searched, prayed, and did, or felt, any good thoughts for his return. Is there anymore information about his rescue?
I wish he, and all involved in helping, and hoping, for the good of Caleb, and his family, good health, and peace of mind.

(12) Anonymous, January 16, 2014 6:40 AM

put $ in baal haness

i put tzedaka in Baal haness , said pasuk with kavana and checked the computer to find lost was found. Baruch Hashem.

(11) Anonymous, January 15, 2014 6:52 PM


*i did also want to say that this really united the Jewish nation and it's so amazing how everyone cares for eachother. thank you

(10) Tehilla Bracha Yudkowsky, January 15, 2014 6:50 PM


i am from somewhere right near brookline called providence, and i along with my school went to the mall to search for him and we found a lead. i was davening so hard he'd be found and now all i can do is pray that everything works out and thank G-d sooo much that he was found! thank you for covering the story

(9) Jacob, January 12, 2014 6:21 PM


Baruch haShem! That is good news. Let this be a reminder that life is precious and fragile, and that we have to look out for each other, in good as well as bad times.

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