Rabbi Adrienne Rubin is our interim Rabbi. Rabbi Rubin has been bringing meaning into people’s lives at synagogues for over 30 years. She served as Cantorial Soloist at Temple Micah, an unaffiliated, egalitarian synagogue in Lawrenceville, NJ, for 24 years. At Temple Micah, Rabbi Rubin officiated at hundreds of services, prepared students for B’nei Mitzvah, taught children in the religious school, led adult and teen Torah and text study, and tended to the pastoral care and life cycle needs of the congregation. Prior to Temple Micah, she served as the High Holy Day Cantor for the University of Rhode Island for five years. She also served as a guest cantor and a soloist for several synagogues in Massachusetts and was a member of Temple Emunah in Lexington, where she lived until November 1994.
Rabbi Rubin graduated from Princeton University in 1988 with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition and she is a trained opera singer. She received S’micha from the Rabbinical Seminary International, founded in 1955 by the Hungarian Chasidic Rabbi and Kabbalist Dr. Joseph H. Gelberman. She is a member of the International Federation of Rabbis, Rabbinical Fellowship of America, the Women Cantors’ Network, 18Doors (formerly Interfaith Family Network), Equally Wed, and the Rainbow Wedding Network.
Rabbi Rubin lives in Princeton, NJ, with her husband Doug. They have one son, Elian, who is a Classics and Theatre Major (and Quidditch player) at Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences. Rabbi Rubin cares deeply about the greater community and has volunteered and/or worked with numerous nonprofit organizations, including Send Hunger Packing Princeton, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, the Princeton Public Schools, the Princeton Education Foundation, VolunteerConnect, Women in Development, Princeton University, and her local Pack, Troop, and Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Rabbi Mark Mallach is Rabbi Emeritus. He joined us in 1999 after serving as the Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rabbi Mallach was not new to our area; he had previously served as the Assistant Rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom of Livingston, New Jersey from 1994 – 1997. He served as our Senior Rabbi until July 2020.
Rabbi Mallach is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he garnered academic prizes of excellence in areas of Talmud Study and Homiletics. In addition, Rabbi Mallach, a graduate of the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy, is the first Registered Pharmacist to be ordained as a Conservative Rabbi by the Seminary. Plus, as an avid bicyclist, he can frequently be seen on our local roads. In 2004, Rabbi Mallach became perhaps the only clergy-person to do a cross-country bicycle ride, which he did as a charitable fundraiser!
Rabbi Mallach brings to our community his wealth of experience in Adult, Family and Youth Education, along with his vision of charting a Judaic path to choose to live a Jewishly enriched lifestyle. Having embarked on the journey of moving from living in just the secular world, with all of its inherent pressures, to embracing the spiritually enhanced world of Jewish observance, Rabbi Mallach is committed to bringing the teachings of our tradition to others in order to invest their lives with a sense of a greater numinous content.
Rabbi Mallach shares in our community with his wife Genya, daughters: Elana and Scott Rosenbaum and grandchildren Hayley, Hayden, and Hayzel, and their younger daughter, Ester and grandchild Winter.