L’Chaim - Rabbi Yaakov Thompson Rabbi Yaakov Thompson is also a reporter for L'Chaim.  Rabbi Thompson has also interviewed a wide range of guests from an Arab Sheikh to Holocaust survivors.  Known as the "Rock & Roll Rabbi", Rabbi Thompson is the leader of the Sunrise Jewish Center in Sunrise, Florida and has been recognized in volumes including Who's Who in Religion, and Who's Who in America. Rabbi Thompson has an active presence in cyberspace via his personal website, Radioyaakov.com, which features podcasts on Jewish topics and links to other projects. Known as “the Rock and Roll Rabbi” he also regularly performs his homegrown brand of  rock-folk music at area venues. Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Thompson was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1983. He also received the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Hebrew Literature from the Seminary where he served as Assistant Professor of Bible. He has served congregations in New York, New Jersey, and, for the past 12 years, Florida.