The Boston Jewish community is uniting around the search for Caleb Jacoby, 16, who was last seen at 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to police in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Caleb is the son of prominent Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby.
“The support from the community is outstanding,” said Ellen Pulda, a spokesperson for the Maimonides School in Brookline, where Jacoby is a well-respected student, MassLive reported. “People from near and far offered to help.”
Local Jewish organizations and community members were circulating fliers with Jacoby’s photograph and description as well as searching local areas.
Samantha Mandeles, Senior Campus Coordinator for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), told JNS.org that Caleb, who interned with CAMERA in the summer of 2012, is a “extremely intelligent young man” who has a talent for writing like his father.
“We hope for his safe and speedy return to his family.”
On Twitter, Jeff Jacoby thanked the Jewish community for its support.
“We are so deeply, deeply grateful for everything being done to reunite us with our beloved son Caleb,” Jacoby wrote.
A prayer vigil is scheduled to be held at Young Israel of Brookline.