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Connie Blaser Rubin was born and raised in New York City and attended Cornell University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She subsequently earned a JD degree from Georgia State University College of Law. She worked for the King & Spalding law firm, the September 11th Fund, and the Law Firm of Regina Skyer in special education law. Other professional experiences included computer programming, magazine writing, and employment law mediation.

Connie and her husband, Carl Wisotsky, attend Kehillat Rayim Ahuvim in Manhattan, The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, and congregation Anshei Emunah in Boca Raton.

They are active and happy in all their communities and also get to Israel as often as possible.

Connie has a deep appreciation for the work ELEM does for youth at risk in Israel, and more so since October 7th.  The events of that day and the aftermath have created a large new displaced population at great physical and emotional risk, to which ELEM is responding.

Rabbi Lisa Rubin is the founding director of the Center for Exploring Judaism at Central Synagogue in NYC. The Center welcomes anyone interested in learning about Jewish tradition. Her passion for outreach and interfaith work was partially born of her early leadership role with Project Understanding, a Long Island foundation that sends Catholic and Jewish teens to Israel after a period of interfaith study. The Center for Exploring Judaism is the largest of its kind on the East Coast, and thousands of students and families have found their way into Judaism since the Center opened in 2010.

Rabbi Rubin started the Harold Rubin Memorial Fund at ELEM in 2007 in memory of her younger brother, who died tragically in 2005. Since then, she has traveled to Israel several times with ELEM, served on the Board, and consistently fundraised for Israeli youth.

Rabbi Rubin was ordained from the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2006 after a first career in youth marketing and advertising at Leo Burnett in Chicago. She is originally from Atlanta and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors.

Outside of work, Rabbi Rubin is an avid tennis player and hiker. She is the COO of her Westchester household, where she lives with her husband and children