Rabbi Orrin Krublit is elated to serve as the Rabbi of the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation. Rabbi Krublit previously served at Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis as the Assistant Rabbi. He received Rabbinic Ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as a M.A. in Jewish Education in May, 2017.
Rabbi Krublit was one of the few people actually raised in Orlando, and he also spent many years in Greensboro, North Carolina at the American Hebrew Academy. Orrin attended The American Jewish University, The University of North Florida – Honors Program, and the University of Florida, where he received a B.A. in Judaic Studies in 2009. After college, Orrin returned to the American Hebrew Academy to serve as a Fellow, teaching classes and providing students with a positive Jewish role model on campus.
Both he and his wife, Meira Cohen, have recently moved to Orlando and are excited to be joining the SOJC family! They met in November of 2015 in New York City thanks to the wonders of Jswipe and fell in love over Indian Food and a shared enjoyment of reading, Judaism, and exploring New York.
Having experienced many different forms of Judaism during his life, Rabbi Krublit is committed to pluralism, egalitarianism, and inclusion as essential lenses for Judaism. Judaism offers a multivocality of beliefs, opinions, and practices and he believes that belonging to a synagogue family makes for better lives and a better world. As he joins the incredible, tight knit community of SOJC he hopes to make the synagogue a place where everyone can find connection, sanctuary, comfort, and transcendence.