Serving as Congregation Sha’arey Israel’s spiritual leader is Rabbi Aaron Rubinstein. Rabbi Rubinstein earned his Bachelors degree from UCLA, and a Master’s in Education from the University of Judaism (now called American Jewish University). He received his rabbinic ordination from Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). He especially enjoys studying, singing, and teaching Torah with kids and adults. His local mitzvah work includes organizations such as Macon Outreach and Daybreak and this is an important component of the rabbi’s vision of spiritual leadership. Rabbi Aaron loves making music in shul, on the porch, around town, and in the studio. His obsession with crafting artisanal hot sauce is channeled into charitable giving. Rabbi Aaron is married to Sharona Paller Rubinstein. Sharona is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. In the summer she directs the drama program at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton, Georgia. She and Rabbi Aaron jointly direct Sha’arey Israel’s choir. The Rubinstein’s have two children enrolled in college and high school, respectively.