Rubin was born in 1922, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his father owned a candy store. The family eventually moved to Brooklyn, NY, and Rubin’s father got a job in a factory. Rubin had 2 siblings and went to Brooklyn public schools. During WW2 he joined the Navy and fought the Japanese all over the Pacific Islands. He got married in 1947, worked as a baker, and was a member of the civilian security patrol. His wife worked in a department store and was an agent for the state of NY’s off track betting. He has one son, two granddaughters, and one great grandson. In 1985, he retired and moved to Florida. Rubin moved into Pembroke Plaza in 2013. He is one of the staunchest members of the weekly Shabbos Minyan. He is one of the first ones there, sits up front, and reads every word from his Siddur using his magnifying glass.