Jason Rubenstein’s background is diverse as Yale’s Jewish community: a childhood at Temple Micah in Washington DC, formative years studying at Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa in northern Israel, and rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary. For the eight years prior to joining the Yale community, Jason taught on the faculty of the Hadar Institute, where he created classrooms, conversations, and communities that bring Torah into an open-ended dialogue with the fullness of students’ lives.
From his own formative undergraduate years at Harvard Hillel, Jason personally knows how Slifka Center can shape the lives of students – and through them, American Jewish life. Creating a community of meaning where students forge relationships with one another identities as Jewish leaders that will grow and deepen after graduation enriches the lives of individual students – and has the potential to reshape and enliven American Jewish life.
In addition to rabbinic ordination, Jason holds an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College and a Masters in Talmud from JTS. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and the Covenant Foundation’s 2015 Pomegranate Prize for Emerging Educators.
Jason and his wife, Arielle, are grateful to be raising their daughter and two sons in beautiful East Rock, as members of the gracious and brilliant Yale Jewish community.