South Huntington Jewish Center to Welcome New Rabbi

Rabbi Orrin Krublit of Orlando, Fla., will become rabbi of the South Huntington Jewish Center in Melville  on Aug.1.

He will succeed Rabbi Ian Jacknis, who retired after serving the center for 28 years.

The Conservative center said that Rabbi  Krublit was born in Florida, attended the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, N.C.,  the University of Florida, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained in 2017. He had been serving as rabbi at the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.

Rabbi Krublit met his wife, Meira Cohen, a Long Island native, while attending the seminary. y were married in St. Louis, where Rabbi Krublit was the assistant rabbi at Congregation B’nai Amoona.

They have a one-year-old son, Asher.

Rabbi Krublit believes that “the synagogue should be a place where you can find friendship, community, and inspiration. Building and strengthening relationships and connections between one another transforms our synagogues into holy communities,” he said.  “Our kehilliot, congregations, are places where we can join together to celebrate the joys in our lives, and to find comfort and help whenever we need it.”

SHJC Co-Presidents Lisa Travis and Cheryl Haiken said that “after an extensive search, SHJC is very excited to introduce Rabbi Krublit to our congregation as his experience, love of Judaism and desire to adapt and grow with our membership makes him an excellent fit. May he go from strength to strength.”

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