Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg, is the Rabbi for Lifelong Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, NJ. In that capacity, Rabbi Ruberg oversees all the educational portals at Temple Emanu-El from youth to seniors. He manages the Religious School, its curriculum and hiring, and all programs related to the school.
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 riding his Peloton bike. His wife Rebecca is the Senior Director for Executive Recruitment at Jewish Federations of North America and they are proud parents of daughter Aliza, son Jonah, and their dog Caleb.