Originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rabbi Zecharia Rubin spent years of study in Yeshivos Ner Yaakov, Beis Yisroel, Mir (Yerushalayim), and Ner Yisroel. Rabbi Rubin is married to Karen (nee Abramowitz), and they are the proud parents of Batsheva, Nosson Tzvi, Yosef and Chaya.
In 2013 the Rubins joined the Bridgeport Community Kollel where Rabbi Rubin was quickly promoted to Director of Community Outreach. From there, in 2015 the Rubins moved to Yerushalayim to join the Center for Kehila Development, a unique Kollel designed to prepare a hand picked group of Torah scholars for the Rabbinate.
Rabbi Rubin’s years at of study culminated with semicha from Rav Osher Weiss and Rav Moshe Bransdorfer. The Rubins moved to Henderson in July 2019 when Rabbi Rubin was hired as the Associate Rabbi of our shul. In August 2020 Rabbi Rubin accepted the promotion to Rabbi of the shul.
Karen grew up in Staten Island and North Woodmere, New York. After high school, Karen continued her Jewish studies in Israel at the Tomer Devorah Institute and subsequently at the New Seminary in Brooklyn while completing her Bachelor’s Degree from Adelphi University. After getting married Karen continued her studies to receive a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Karen is currently a practicing OT, but her true passion is as a mother and wife. As a mother, Karen’s mission is to instill in her children a love of Torah, mitzvos, and life in general. As a wife, Karen has been Rabbi Rubin’s support system throughout his career. Whether as the co-planner and sounding board before an event or class or as the cook and hostess, Karen is always there with a friendly smile and interesting thoughts to share.