Rabbi Malka Drucker is a writer for over thirty five years and a rabbi for 18. She is a mother of 2 sons, a grandmother of four.
She has written 23 books, including the Southwest PEN award winner, White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America, and Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. Her children’s book, Jewish American Heroes, won the New Mexico Book Prize. She is also the author of The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays, Jacob’s Rescue, Frida Kahlo, and other books for young people.
Ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion, Rabbi Drucker, the founding spiritual leader of HaMakom: The Place for Passionate and Progressive Judaism, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is their rabbi emerita. In 2016 she returned to the home she has owned in Idyllwild for forty years, and served as the rabbi of Temple Har Shalom in Idyllwild for four years.
In July of 2020, she became Rabbi Emerita of THS. She currently resides in Santa Barbara.
Her website is: www.malkadrucker.com.