Saul A. Rube had the privilege of learning and being raised at CSZ among many great people. First and foremost were his parents, Esther and Cantor Sidney Rube (z’l), who served Shaarey Zedek for 33 years. Other great influences were Rabbi Irwin Groner (z’l) , and the incredible group of daily “Minyanaires” who were models of what it meant to be active and knowledgeable participants of a shul community.
Mr. Rube is the heir to a strong family legacy of cantorial and synagogue arts and skills. He took on his first Bat Mitzvah student at the age of ten! He has read Torah and organized and led daily and Shabbat and Holiday services at a broad variety of synagogues in Massachusetts, New York, and Michigan. Twenty-five years of service nurturing a nationally-recognized Judaic Studies program at Hillel Day School were also excellent preparation for deep involvement in creating and sustaining vibrant, egalitarian, and pluralist Jewish communities. Stints at Berkley Schools and ongoing teaching of Hebrew at Eastern Michigan University were further opportunities to create community, based on investing in relationships.
Saul is a proud alumnus of the CSZ Beth Hayeled, and continued his Jewish and general education at Akiva Hebrew Day School, Yeshiva High School in Skokie, IL and Yeshiva University, where he earned a B.A. in English Literature and Judaic Studies. Saul also holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
He and his wife, Jennifer are pleased to culminate a lifetime of experience and passion at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, goingwith their synagogue family michayil l’chayil, from strength to strength.