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Have Rabbi, Will Travel


Ricky Nelson, whose hit "I'm a Traveling Man," put him on the map decades ago, has a lot in common with Rabbi Marc Rubenstein. Like the character in the song, Rubenstein spends a good portion of his time traveling the county in various capacities, from acting as a self-appointed social worker to serving as the rabbi of Temple Isaiah in Newport Beach. Rubenstein, 52, born into a Conservative family in New York City, studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem before obtaining his bachelor's degree in religion and history from the American University in Washington, D.C. His rabbinical training was conducted at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York.

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