Rabbi Joel Charles Dobin (1926-2012), was a graduate of Princeton University in 1948, the Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion in 1954, receiving an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 1979 from the latter. He served congregations all his life, spending 18 years at Sinai Reform Temple in Bay Shore, New York, and many other congregations across the United States.
Rabbi Dobin was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving as chaplain at Philmont Scout Ranch for 3 summers. His lengthy career included service as a military and Hillel chaplain, and he was president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis and the Interfaith Council in Livermore. He was also a Mason and a member of Rotary.