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Executive Director EMERITUS


Mark Jacobson has been Executive Director of The Temple since May of 1977 and transitioned to Emeritus status in May of 2023. A native of Atlanta, Mark received his B.A. degree from Tufts University and earned his M.B.A. from Georgia State University’s Executive M.B.A. program.

Mark served on the Reform Pension Board for over eight years. The RPB serves congregations affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism as well as the institutions and professionals of The Reform Movement. He chaired the Administrative Committee and served on the RPB's Executive Committee. 

Mark was a Board and Executive Committee member of the National Association for Temple Administration and chaired the NATA Consulting Service, a joint program of the Union for Reform Judaism and NATA. He was a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions on synagogue management subject matter.

Mark has served as President of Peachtree Corridor Congregations. He is a past Board Member of Atlanta’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization, AID Atlanta. Jacobson is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

Mark is married to the former Susan Harberg of Houston, Texas.

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyar 5784