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Our Clergy

 

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Spector

CLICK HERE to email Rabbi  •  ext. 116


 

 

Cantor Jeffrey Weber

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Cantor Emeritus Allan Robuck

cantor@ohevshalom.org  •  ext. 103

Cantor Allan Robuck started as the Cantor at Congregation Ohev Shalom in the fall of 1991, and he became the Cantor Emeritus in fall of 2022. His primary cantorial training was with Cantor Moshe Friedler, then of congregation Rodeph Shalom in Tampa. He attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he received a degree in Music Education with a minor in Jazz piano performance. After teaching public school music in Ohio, Cantor Robuck relocated to Orlando and worked as a performer at Walt Disney World for 12 years. He first appeared at COS as a member of the choir. He became a member of the Cantors Assembly, the world’s largest organization of professional cantors, in 2001.

In addition to leading services, his duties at COS included leading the adult choir, teaching in the Religious School, and preparing students for B’nai Mitzvah. He also lead the popular “Piano Shabbat” service once each month, a complete Friday night service with the Cantor at the piano. 

 

Rabbi Emeritus Aaron D. Rubinger

rabrub2@aol.com  •  ext. 118

Rabbi Aaron Rubinger grew up steeped in Conservative Judaism as the son of a rabbi, but didn’t envision following in his father’s path. After graduating from Brandeis University, he studied ancient history at UCLA, where he received an M.A., and then worked on his Ph.D. and taught at UC Berkeley. But he soon began to realize that he wanted to do much more with his life and have an even greater impact on others. He wanted, after all, to become a rabbi.

After graduating from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Rubinger served for 8 years as rabbi of Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, MA. In 1990, Rabbi Rubinger felt it was time to take on a new challenge and became the rabbi of Congregation Ohev Shalom as Rabbi Rudolf Adler was transitioning to rabbi emeritus.

Under Rabbi Rubinger’s leadership, membership grew and congregants were inspired to learn more about Judaism and their heritage. To mark his transition to rabbi emeritus after 28 years of service, congregants honored his passionate commitment to Jewish adult education by inaugurating COS’s Rubinger Adult Learning Institute. 

As rabbi emeritus of COS, Rabbi Rubinger continues to teach, including the Discover Judaism class he has taught for decades, which has resulted in more than 300 conversions. He also continues to research and write on contemporary European anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.

Past Clergy

Rabbi Murray Ezring
Rabbi: 2021- 2022 

Rabbi David Kay
Rabbi: 2017 – 2021
Associate Rabbi: 2004 – 2017

Rabbi Emeritus Aaron D. Rubinger
Senior Rabbi: 2004 – 2017
Rabbi: 1990 - 2004

Rabbi Emeritus Rudolph J. Adler (z”l)
1960-1990

Rabbi Maurice Idell (z”l)
1955-1960

Rabbi Samuel Mallinger (z”l)
1952-1955

Cantor Herzig (z”l)
1951-1952

Rabbi Jerome Kestenbaum (z”l)
1949-1952

Rabbi Morris Skop (z”l)
1937-1949

 

 

Sun, December 4 2022 10 Kislev 5783