Meet Our Staff

TBI has a talented and dedicated staff who do much of the behind-the-scenes work for our community.
To contact someone directly, call 541.485.7218 and the extension listed for each.

Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein


»  Contact Rabbi Ruhi Sophia OR dial ext. 102

Please be aware that the executive assistant checks the rabbi’s email for scheduling purposes. If you prefer to keep your communication private, please write, “FOR THE RABBI ONLY” in the subject line. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that only the rabbi will see it.

If you are interested in scheduling a lifecycle event (wedding, bris, baby naming, funeral) with the rabbi, please visit our Lifecycle Page before contacting us. Thank you!

Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin

Rabbi Emeritus

Nina Korican

Executive Director

»  Contact Nina OR dial ext. 104

Rabbi Alyson Solomon

Rabbi Educator

Ext. 109

Jody Kirtner

Programs & Communications Manager

Ext. 103

Rachel Burstein

Talmud Torah Administrator & Rabbi Ruhi’s Executive Assistant

Ext. 108

Shirley Shiffman

Office/Volunteer Coordinator

Ext. 101

Jacque Albert


Ext. 105

If you have a concern or question and do not feel comfortable contacting a staff person, please contact one of the following:

TBI Board President, Jared Rubin (tbipresident at
TBI 1st Vice President, Diane Baxter (email listed in member directory)
Personnel Committee, Bill Nevell (email listed in member directory)