Clergy

Clergy

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Andy Green

Senior Rabbi
rabbigreen@congregationortzion.org
480-342-8858, ext. 102

Rabbi Andy Green began his tenure with Congregation Or Tzion in July 2021. A southern California native, Green earned his undergraduate degree from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), with a major in mathematics – economics with a minor in political science. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University Los Angeles.

In 2015, following his ordination, he joined the clergy team of Congregation Beth El in Voorhees, New Jersey, a suburban community near Philadelphia. He loved growing and leading as rabbi, sharing Torah and love of G-d and Israel to uplift and enrich the lives of the more than 850 Beth El families. Being a vehicle of comfort and strength, wisdom and hope, healing and blessing, was his greatest privilege during his six years there.

Community involvement is seen by Green as a key component to his role as a rabbi. During his tenure with Congregation Beth El, Rabbi Green served as president of the Tri-County Board of Rabbis, board member of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, and a member of the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey. Additionally, he was a member of the Coalition of Religious Leaders of New Jersey, and the Rabbinical Assembly of the Greater Philadelphia Region.

The challenge of being so physically distant from family on the West Coast and the perspective gained through pandemic living led Rabbi Green and his wife Charlene to move west with their two children, Archer (8 yrs old) and Beck (5 yrs old).

Cantor/Interim Religious School Director

Cantor Dannah Rubinstein

Cantor/Interim Religious School Director
cantor@congregationortzion.org
480-342-8858, ext. 103

Cantor Rubinstein joined Congregation Or Tzion in 2016 and is excited to take on the role as Interim Roz Goodell Religious School Director for the 2021-2022 year. By spending time with Congregation Or Tzion’s youngest members, she hopes to pass on her knowledge and love of Judaism.

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, reading Torah, and engaging others in Jewish experiences. She has always enjoyed music and singing, and in her youth, studied violin, guitar, piano, as well as voice and theory. Cantor Rubinstein attended Brandeis University where she received her B.A. in Music, with a minor in Film and Judaic Studies in 2002. 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.

In 2016, Cantor Rubinstein joined Congregation Or Tzion and has since enjoyed expanding her musical repertoire and understanding of spirituality in worship.

Cantor Rubinstein lives in Cave Creek and enjoys spending time with her husband, Keith, and their furbabies, Athena & Zeus.

Rabbi Emeritus

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.