We join the community in mourning the death of Syril Rubin, one of our gentlest powerhouses. Here was a woman who accomplished so much for the youngest in our communities and for the oldest; who promoted Jewish education at all levels, but especially early childhood and adult education initiatives; who had a kind word for all whom she met each day; and who had an unquenchable thirst for Jewish knowledge. She and her late husband, Leonard, were a one-two punch for everything that is good about our community. Now they are both gone. Their legacy, however, lives on in their children.
We are taught to pray that “her memory be for a blessing,” and we do, but we have no doubt whatever that it already is and will be for generations to come.