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Rabbi Micah Caplan

Rabbi Micah Caplan

Spiritual Leader at Congregation Or Tzion
480-342-8858, ext. 102

Biography

Rabbi Nate Crane

Rabbi Nate Crane

Associate Rabbi / Education Director
480-342-8858, ext. 108

Biography

Cantor Dannah Rubinstein

Cantor Dannah Rubinstein

480-342-8858, ext. 103

Biography

Rabbi Micah Caplan

Rabbi Micah Caplan

Spiritual Leader at Congregation Or Tzion
rabbi@congregationortzion.org
480-342-8858, ext. 102

Rabbi Caplan joined Congregation Or Chadash on July 1, 2010. He has long-standing ties to Phoenix, having grown up here. Previously, Rabbi Caplan has served congregations in Florida and California where he introduced exciting adult learning and youth programming. Under Rabbi Caplan’s leadership our community has grown from 110 to about 450 families. His vision is creating a place of learning, sharing and celebrating Jewish living together as a Kehillah Kedosha — a holy community. He is known for his warm, personal outreach. Rabbi Caplan is an avid sports fan and his favorite teams are The Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Rabbi Nate Crane

Rabbi Nate Crane

Associate Rabbi / Education Director
rabbicrane@congregationortzion.org
480-342-8858, ext. 108

Rabbi Nate Crane is the Associate Rabbi of Congregation Or Tzion, and the founder of the nonprofit Hagigah: Dedicated to Providing Accessible, Engaging, and Fun Jewish Holiday Celebrations to Individuals of All Abilities and Their Families.

Rabbi Crane is the author of the teshuvah (Jewish legal ruling) “Adoption,” approved by a unanimous vote of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, the Conservative movement’s central authority on Jewish law and practices, in 2018. This responsum explores the halakhic status of people who have been adopted, including the parental and filial obligations involved, and offers a Jewish ritual and accompanying documents to celebrate and mark adoption.

He is the recipient of the NewCAJE Young Professional Fellowship, The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Best Practices in Jewish Education Grant, the only rabbi thus far to receive the PJ Library Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, participated in the inaugural cohort of the AIPAC-Lefell Fellowship, and serves as a rabbinic advisor to the Valley Of The Sun JCC’s Early Childhood Center. He was most recently awarded the Valley Best Midrash Start Me Up! Fellowship.

Noted for his skills in leading Jewish song sessions and prayer services, which he developed following his years as a professional musician before beginning rabbinical school, Rabbi Crane is regularly called upon to lead services and song-sessions within the greater community.

Prior to joining Or Tzion, Rabbi Crane served as a Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Deerfield, IL, and as the Associate Director of Camp Wise at Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles, CA.

He is blessed to have married his college sweetheart Rachel, with whom he shares two beautiful daughters, Isla (5) and Ellie (2). In his free time, Rabbi Crane exercises, listens to podcasts, and loves to start spontaneous family dance parties.

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Cantor Dannah Rubinstein

Cantor Dannah Rubinstein

cantor@congregationortzion.org
480-342-8858, ext. 103

Cantor Dannah Rubinstein grew up in an observant Jewish home in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. From a young age, she was involved in synagogue life, leading worship, and Jewish learning. She has always enjoyed music and singing; she has studied violin, guitar, piano, and has had voice and theory training. Cantor Rubinstein attended Brandeis University where she received her B.A. in Music, with a minor in Film and Judaic Studies. After a brief business career, Cantor Rubinstein returned to school to study at Gratz College in Philadelphia, PA where she received her M.A. in Cantorial Studies and Jewish Music in 2008.

Following experiences as a Torah reader, B’nai Mitzvah Program Coordinator, Tutor, and Cantor with congregations in Pennsylvania, she spent six years serving as Cantor of Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach, Florida. At Temple Beth Shalom, she added Choir Director and Religious School Educator to her resume.

Though she will miss the ocean, Cantor Rubinstein is excited to bring her love of paddle boarding, music and Judaism to the desert.

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Rabbi Mark Bisman

Rabbi Mark Bisman

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Mark Bisman is Rabbi Emeritus at Congregation Or Tzion. Prior to being at Congregation Or Tzion, Rabbi Bisman was Rabbi at Har Zion Congregation from 1983 until his retirement in 2014. He was ordained at Jewish Theological Seminary of America and he is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly.

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