The spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation is its rabbi. Our temple's rabbi also serves as principal of our Hebrew School, the Mike Weiner School of Jewish Learning, and conducts the Rabbi's Class as part of the temple's Adult Education program.
Throughout his years of teaching, Rabbi Dr. Dubin never stopped pursuing his own studies too, which led to a master's degree in 1992 and a doctorate in 2008, both from the Department of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages of The Jewish Theological Seminary.
A 2014 ordinee of Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Dr. Dubin purposefully constructed a varied a student pulpit experience during his three years of training in New York., serving as Student Rabbi for Temple B'nai Israel (Albany, GA), Pastoral Care Intern for DOROT (NYC), Rabbinic Intern for Woodlands Community Temple (Greenburgh, NY), Religious School Principal and Rabbinic Intern for Union Temple (Brooklyn, NY), Student Chaplain at Weil Cornell Hospital (NYC), and Student Rabbi for Temple Beth HaSholom (Williamsport, PA).
Since 2013, Rabbi Dr. Dubin has been serving as the part-time Director of Hebrew Home Study and Adult Learning at Manhattan's Metropolitan Synagogue (a position he will continue to occupy, so long as his schedule at JCNWJ permits). Rabbi Dr. Dubin also teaches privately and officiates major life-cycle events.
A native New Yorker, Rabbi Dr. Dubin lives in Manhattan with his wife, Nancy (Cantor Nancy Dubin (Temple Am Echad, Lynbrook, New York) and their four children, Shira, Liron, Noa, and Ari.
The "Rabbi's Message" appears in every issue of the JOURNAL, the newsletter of the JCNWJ. The most recent message appears below; past messages are also available. Selected sermons are also provided below.
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September 2017 Message from Rabbi Dubin
Among the topics I will be addressing from the bima during High Holidays this year is Zionism, which I believe is a word that has become much aligned within various pockets of society over the recent past. I look forward to having the opportunity to stand proud and speak from my heart about the covenantal relationship I believe all Jews share wherever they live, whatever languages they speak, and no matter their connection (or disconnection) with God.
As well, I will be talking some about the upcoming congregational trip to Israel (June 24 - July 6, 2018) that we, under the leadership of co-chairs Lynne Kowski and Roy Loomis, are in the process of planning. More information will be coming soon, but I do want to let you know that registration is now open. Much work has gone into this exciting community opportunity over the past half-year or so, and we can’t wait to be in Israel together next summer. I should add that while this is obviously a JCNWJ trip, temple members are welcome to extend invitations to family and friends, too.
If you would like to see the itinerary as it stands now (which, although already fabulous, still remains open to tweaking, if necessary), or if you would like to register for the trip, you can do both at www.arzaworld.com/Jewish-Center-of-Northwest-New-Jersey-Trip-to-Israel-Led-by-Rabbi-Andy-Dubin.aspx. You can also speak directly with Lynne, Roy, or me.
Wishing you a Happy and Sweet New Year,
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Last updated: September 18, 2017
Last updated: September 18, 2017