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Cantor , History educator

Bruce Leonard Ruben, American cantor, history educator. Ordained as Cantor, Jewish Theological Seminary. Subject proclamation New York City Council, 1997. Member Association Jewish Studies, Cantors Assembly, American Conference Cantors, American Jewish History Society, American Society Jewish Music, Yorkville Christian Jewish Council (board member 1995-1999, Distinguished Service award 1996).

Background

Ruben, Bruce Leonard was born on February 28, 1952 in New York City. Son of Laurens Norman and Judith Marion (Starr) Ruben.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music, Indiana University, 1975. Master of Arts in Religion, Indiana University, 1977. Bachelor in Sacred Music, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City, 1981.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, City University of New York, 1997.

Career

Student cantor Nanuet (New York ) Hebrew Center, 1978-1980. Cantor Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell, New Jersey, 1980-1982, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York City, since 1982. Adjunct instructor Hunter College, 1989-1996, 99—.

Member Commission on Synagogue Music, Union American Hebrew Congregations, New York City, since 1995, Joint Commission on Cantorial Placement, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Ordained as Cantor, Jewish Theological Seminary.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer various liturgical works, since 1982.

Membership

Member Association Jewish Studies, Cantors Assembly, American Conference Cantors, American Jewish History Society, American Society Jewish Music, Yorkville Christian Jewish Council (board member 1995-1999, Distinguished Service award 1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: chamber music.

Connections

Married Judith Sue Clurman, June 15, 1982. 1 child, Ari Solomon.

father:
Laurens Norman Ruben

mother:
Judith Marion (Starr) Ruben

spouse:
Judith Sue Clurman

child:
Ari Solomon Ruben