Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg, Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi for Life Long Learning. In that portfolio, Rabbi Ruberg will oversee all of the educational portals at Temple Emanu-El from youth to Hazak programming. He will manage the Religious School, its curriculum and hiring, our F2F and ATID programs and energize all opportunities for youth, adult and senior education at Temple Emanu-El.
Jeremy Brunn Ruberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2000, Rabbi Ruberg began his education at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) as a student in the Joint Program with List College and Columbia University receiving a BA from each institution. During his college years, he sang with and was the vocal percussionist for Pizmon, the co-ed Jewish a Capella group on campus. Upon completing his undergraduate degrees, Rabbi Ruberg continued his studies at JTS in The Davidson School of Jewish Education and The Rabbinical School. Over the course of ten years in New York City, Rabbi Ruberg worked in a variety of Jewish educational settings, including Camp Ramah in New England, Jewish Federations of North America and Rutgers University Hillel.
Most recently he served as one of the rabbis at New City Jewish Center for nine years focusing on youth and family engagement. While in New City, Rabbi Ruberg served on the board of Federation, was the President of the Board of Rabbis of Rockland and formed a high school Jewish A Capella group called Trey Kaley which performed all over the Hudson Valley.
An avid sports fan, he can often be found either watching sports on television or working out at the gym. His wife Rebecca is the Teen Engagement Consultant for the Jewish Education Project and they are proud parents of daughter Aliza and their dog Caleb.
Rabbi Ruberg said, “I am very excited to be joining this vibrant community and to growing and learning together. My wife Rebecca and I along with our daughter Aliza look forward to meeting everyone and becoming a part of the Temple Emanu-El family.”
We are thrilled for them to join our community and cannot wait for Rabbi Ruberg and his family to add their special flavor and excitement to our Temple Emanu-El community.