CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO DESIGNATE THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHLAND AVENUE AND THIRD STREET AS THE “MOSHE RUBIN MEMORIAL SQUARE”
Moshe Yitzchok Rubin, or “Moishe” as he was known to so many, was a very special little boy who brought joy to an entire community. Although challenged, his infectious personality and love for everyone he encountered truly taught all of us the valuable lessons of tolerance and acceptance.
Moishe, the son of Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Baruch Rubin, was an integral part of the community in general. But perhaps his favorite place was his synagogue, Congregation Etz Chaim of Hancock Park where his father is the spiritual leader.
Although challenged, and suffering from a terrible disease which eventually took his life, Moishe taught an entire community the lessons of love, acceptance and tolerance. And for this reason, the City of Los Angeles has decided, as an everlasting testament to his very special, though short, life, to dedicate the intersection of Highland Avenue and Third Street, as the “Moshe Rubin Memorial Square”. In celebration of this event, there will be a festive Hachnossos Sefer Torah, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Treitel and family. The community is very grateful to Councilman Paul Koretz, who was instrumental in the dedication of the intersection. Councilman Koretz will be honored with carrying the Sefer Torah into the Aron Kodesh. The dedication event will conclude with a concert with Shloime Dachs, who was a very special friend of Moishe’s.
The event is planned for Sunday, March 27th, at 1:30 pm, commencing with the Hachnossos Sefer Torah at the corner of Highland Avenue and Second Street. The entire community is invited.