Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein
Lisa Miller, Executive Director
Sandy Witten, MHA Preschool Director
George Russell, Maintenance/Custodial
Norma Soto, Assistant Custodial
Sue Rosen, Bookkeeper
I would like to introduce myself. I am Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein and I’m extremely excited to serve as the spiritual leader of Temple Sinai of Middletown. This past year has been an exciting one for me to say the least. Not only was I ordained a rabbi from Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies but I also asked my best friend, Rachel, to marry me. (Don’t worry she said yes if you were wondering).
Although I’ve been in school in Los Angeles and Jerusalem for 6 years, I was, am, and will continue to remain a New Yorker at heart. I grew up in New Hyde Park, Long Island, my mother is from the Five Towns and my father is from Brooklyn. Since I was a child my family has been vacationing in the Catskills at the different big hotels (the Concord, the Nevele, the Raleigh).
My parents now enjoy their weekends on a regular basis (and I’ve enjoyed many myself) in their house in Livingston Manor. This area of the country and of NY is significant for me and holds a dear place in my heart.