Deborah Rubinoff was born and raised in Indianapolis, where she graduated from Hasten Hebrew Academy and North Central High School. She held several posts in the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, including that of Regional President for the Central East Region and that of National Secretary.
After spending a year studying in Israel at B’nos Chayil, Deborah continued her education at Queens College and Indiana University. She has many years of experience in management and as a swim coach.
As a “second generation survivor,” she is proud to serve on the Cincinnati Holocaust Memorial Committee. Deborah and her husband Ari have three wonderful children, Yitzchak, Gabrielle, and Julian. In her spare time she is also an accomplished knitter and artist.
Mrs. Rubinoff brings to Atara her management skills, leadership ability, and organizational expertise. She handles the school’s administrative needs with efficiency and professionalism.
Rabbi Ben Travis – Executive Director/Financial Officer: Rabbi Travis has been the Executive Director and Financial Officer of Cincinnati Hebrew Day School since July of 2007. During his tenure, in addition to overseeing the school’s financial operations, he has automated, digitized and streamlined the school’s financial management system. As Director of Development of the school since August of 2003, he has expanded the school’s traditional fundraisers (raffle, advertising calendar), as well as introduced new programs and events (dinners, etc.), which, in concert with individual solicitations, increased fundraising revenue 76% between 2003 and 2010. After attending Columbia University and receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Talmudic Law, Rabbi Travis attended Johns Hopkins University and received his Masters of Science in Business Management from that institution in the Spring of 1994. Born in New York, Rabbi Travis came to Cincinnati fifteen years ago as a staff scholar with the Cincinnati Community Kollel. He is married to Elisa (nee Goldberger) and has eight children.