Born and raised in Chicago, Rabbi Lubin came to Shaya Ahavat Torah in the Fall of 2002 after receiving his Rabbinic Ordination from both the Rabbinical College of America and the former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu. He has served as guest rabbi in a wide variety of locations including at Microsoft Headquarters in Belleview, WA, at the Canberra Jewish Community Center in Canberra, Australia, at Fort Dix Federal Penitentiary, and in Edison in New Jersey, Yorba Linda, CA and in Belarus.
Rabbi Lubin’s current regional efforts in awakening Jews to their religious heritage include working as a volunteer chaplain at two local nursing homes. Each Passover, he holds seders at Baldwin Oaks, which not only attract residents, but their families as well. He has been instrumental in working with the congregation to create successful programs for the synagogue such as Shabbatons and a new Torah dedication. Rabbi Lubin is now our congregation's fourth rabbi since its inception in 1974. He is joined by his wife, Rebbetzin Aharona Lubin, and their children, Chaya Mushka, Rivka, Mendel, David, Chaim, Tybel, and Yosef.
Mrs. Aharona Lubin was raised in Sherman Oaks, CA and holds a Judaic Teaching Diploma from the Ohel Chana Women's College in Melbourne, Australia. She is active in developing and implementing regular Shabbat afternoon discussions and tehillim (psalms) readings for women as well Rosh Chodesh programs. Her wonderful cholent is the center of the Shabbat kiddish at our shul.
Rabbi Lubin is easily reached at 973-896-6577 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org