Meet The Rabbi

Rabbi Aron Rubin is originally from Melbourne, Australia. He studied for two years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel and returned to Melbourne, where he completed a double bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Chemical Engineering. After completing his degree, Rabbi Rubin moved to New York where he studied for Rabbinic Ordination at Yeshiva University.


Rabbi Rubin has performed Rabbinic internships in two Synagogues on Long Island, New York and has also been a middle school teacher at Westchester Torah Academy (WTA) in New Rochelle, New York. He is passionate about teaching Torah and communal involvement. He also has an interest in cooking and baking, jogging and indoor gardening.


Leia Rubin (Wachsstock) grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She studied at Michlalah Seminary in Israel and returned to the U.S. to complete a B.A. in Judaic Studies at Touro College. Leia went on to pursue a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, which she just finished this June!


Leia has delivered many Judaic classes throughout the years, both in St. Louis and in Washington Heights. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, studying Torah, and exploring the great outdoors.


In August 2019, Rabbi Rubin, Leia, and their son, Eitan (10 months), moved to Kansas City, from Washington Heights, New York. Rabbi Rubin will be heading the KC Kollel and teaching at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. Leia intends to pursue a career in occupational therapy in addition to helping with the Kollel. They are looking forward to meeting and learning with the Kansas City Jewish community. Please feel free to reach out!


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