Ruby Robinson is the supervising attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC), a statewide, legal services nonprofit that focuses its practice on immigrants and matters affecting immigrants, specifically vulnerable and low-income non-citizens. In his role as supervising attorney, he is on the forefront of advancing the interests of immigrants statewide through direct representation, impact litigation, coalition building, training, pro bono mentorship, technical advice, advocacy and more.
When Ruby is not working, he is active with several Jewish community nonprofits and synagogues in and around Detroit where he holds leadership positions. He sits on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee and is co-chair of its government relations/advocacy/domestic affairs subcommittee. Last year, he co-chaired the Limmud Michigan programming committee. He is also very involved with the two community-focused synagogues: Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue — where he sits on several committees and often leads services — and B’nai Israel Synagogue of West Bloomfield—where he is a gabbai.
Last year, Ruby was humbled and honored when selected to be a Wexner Heritage Program member along with 19 other Jewish Detroit leaders for a two-year intensive Jewish leadership training program. When Ruby is taking a respite from the above, he loves spending time with his friends, family and fiancée. He enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, running, canoeing, exploring Detroit and taking a shabbat nap.