Rabbi Lisa Rubin joined Central Synagogue in June 2010. She was ordained from the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2006. As a rabbinical student, Rabbi Rubin served congregations in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and Worcester, Massachusetts, co-edited the HUC student publication, and trained as a chaplain at the Jewish Healthcare Chaplaincy in New York City. After ordination, she served Temple Beth-El of Great Neck for three years. In each of those years, she was selected as the Jewish leader for Project Understanding, a foundation on Long Island that sends Catholic and Jewish teens to Israel after a period of interfaith study.
Rabbi Rubin graduated from the University of Michigan with honors, after which she worked in youth marketing and advertising at Leo Burnett in Chicago before beginning her rabbinical career.
Rabbi Rubin currently serves on the boards of Elem, a nonprofit organization that aids youth in distress in Israel, and United Hatzalah, a nonprofit organization of first medical responders in Israel.
She resides in Manhattan with her husband and three children.