Torah Fund Luncheon to honor Felicia Rubin
Felicia Rovinsky Rubin has been selected to be Torah Fund Honoree for 2003 by Congregation Beth Torah Sisterhood. Torah Fund supports the Jewish Theological Seminary.
A native North Texan, Rubin was born in Fort Worth into a family with two older brothers. The Rovinskys are longtime members of Ahavath Shalom, where she went to Hebrew school and participated in BBYO while growing up.
After high school, she pursued a degree in psychology at UT Austin. Robert, her high school sweetheart whom she had met in BBYO, soon joined her at UT. They became engaged her senior year. In the spring of 1984, Rubin wrote her final exam on a Wednesday and was married the following Sunday.
After her husband's graduation with a degree in electrical engineering, the couple moved to Dallas (1986). He is currently with a software company that produces interactive educational software.
The couple joined Beth Torah in 1993 after learning more about the congregation while their children (Rachel, born in 1988, and Mark, in 1992) were in the Beth Torah preschool and being drawn by the warmth and camaraderie of the preschool to the congregation.
After serving on preschool committees, Rubin was encouraged by Esther Cohen to become active in the Beth Torah Sisterhood. She became president in 2000 and served for two years. Previously she had served as president of NCJW Evening Branch and credits that organization with her leadership training. Asked what is she most proud of during her presidency, she replied, "The renewal of the Rosh Chodesh program."
"Beth Torah is a wonderful place to raise the children," said Rubin, the Judaica Shop treasurer and Intrafaith event liaison for Sisterhood. "It's not too big and it's family-oriented, with an army of committed volunteers."
The event is at the Crown Plaza Suites, 11:30 a.m., Feb. 23. The JCC Repertory Company entertains with a program of Broadway show tunes.
Individual tickets are $22 for the brunch plus a minimum $10 donation. Other levels of donation are Benefactor: $150 and Guardian: $300.
Those unable to attend the event but wishing to make a contribution in Rubin's honor should send their checks payable to the Beth Torah Sisterhood Torah Fund to the synagogue office at 720 Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.
This story was published in the DallasJewishWeek
on: Friday, February 21, 2003