Missing Boston Jewish teen found safe

(JNS.org) Sixteen-year-old Boston teenager Caleb Jacoby was was found safe Thursday night, Brookline police announced on Twitter. Jacoby was found in Times Square in New York City, Boston's WCVB news station reported.

The Boston Jewish community had united around the search for Jacoby, who disappeared around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, according to police in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Caleb is the son of prominent Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby.

The missing persons flier for Caleb Jacoby, 16, which was distributed by volunteers. Credit: Brookline Police. 

Local Jewish organizations and community members had circulated fliers with Jacoby’s photograph and description, and searched 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 an "extremely intelligent young man" who has a talent for writing like his father. 

"We hope for his safe and speedy return to his family," she said before Jacoby was found.

On Twitter, Jeff Jacoby had thanked the Jewish community for its support.

 "Never have the words 'prayers' & 'praying' so dominated my email inbox," Jacoby wrote. "The outpouring of concern for Caleb has been incredibly heartening."

Posted on January 9, 2014 .