Caleb Jacoby

The teenage son of prominent Jewish Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, a former Clevelander, has reportedly gone missing.

Pleas for any information concerning Caleb Jacoby, an 11th-grader who has been missing from his Brookline, Mass., home for more than 24 hours, flooded Twitter early Tuesday evening. According to Debby Jacoby, who identified herself as Caleb’s aunt, he has not been seen since 12:30 on Monday afternoon.

Wicked Local Brookline reported that Jacoby is “5 feet, 11 inches tall, 140 pounds, with a light complexion.”

“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,” Maimonides spokeswoman Ellen Pulda told Wicked in an email.]

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Brookline Police Department at 617-730-2222.


Update, 7:45 p.m.: The Brookline police say Jacoby was last seen wearing navy chino pants or jeans, a navy polo shirt, a brown winter jacket with a hood, brown shoes or sneakers and white socks. He frequents public libraries and Young Israel of Brookline on Green Street. He is described as having a thin build and short, light brown hair. He has been missing since 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

BROOKLINE — Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby and his wife Laura, has been missing since Monday.

Jacoby is a Brookline resident who is in the 11th grade at Maimonides School. According to a flier distributed by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Maimonides School, he is 5-foot-11 and weighs 140 pounds.

Ellen Pulda, a spokesman for Maimonides School, said, "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."

The Brookline police did not immediately return a call for comment.

Jacoby's friends and Jewish communal organizations throughout greater Boston were circulating fliers with Jacoby's photograph on Tuesday.

Efrat Lipschitz, Jacoby's Hebrew teacher, who is organizing efforts to post fliers, said Jacoby was last seen midday Monday. "We don’t know anything. We don’t have even a clue," Lipschitz said.

Lipschitz described Jacoby as a quiet boy and a serious one. "He took his studies very seriously. He took life seriously. He wasn’t easygoing," Lipschitz said.

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

A prayer vigil for Jacoby will be held at the Young Israel of Brookline, a Brookline synagogue, Tuesday evening.

Anyone who sees Jacoby should contact the Brookline police at (617) 730-2222.

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