Jamie Rubin resized

It is a privilege to serve as a Trustee of Temple Israel of Hollywood. My family’s relationship to TIOH began in 2008 when my husband, Jonathan Gordin and I attended a Tot Shabbat and enrolled our daughter in a Parent & Me music class. At the time, we thought we were just dipping our toes in the water of synagogue membership; we had no idea we would soon be picked up by and pulled into the jet stream of this wonderful community. TIOH has set me on a path of spirituality and activism, introduced me to some of my best friends, taught me to play mah jongg, and supported me through major and minor life transitions.

At TIOH, I have been a nursery school parent, a day school parent, and a religious school parent. I chaired the Family Youth and Education Commission for two years and have been a longtime supporter of the Lunch Project, our monthly service project delivering hot meals to those in need. I currently co-chair the Transition Committee to help our community prepare to welcome a new Senior Rabbi in 2020. When I’m not volunteering for the Temple or at my daughters’ schools or for Barnard College, I am a freelance writer and ghostwriter and a former news producer for MSNBC and Yahoo! News.

My service on the board has been an incredible learning experience. I’m grateful for the mentorship other members have provided, and the opportunity to shape the future of a place my husband, daughters, and I hold so dear.