Rabbi Mark Mallach is our spiritual leader and Senior Rabbi. 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.
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 bring 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.
Rabbi Cecelia Beyer, or Rabbi Cece as she is more commonly known by our students, currently serves as the associate rabbi, education director, and director of liturgical arts at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. Prior to joining our family, she served as the assistant rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights, New York. Cecelia was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2010, where she pursued a concentration in sacred music as part of her studies.
While in rabbinical school she served as the cantor at Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, NJ and as both a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern and a Social Justice Rabbinical Intern at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City.
A Cherry Hill native, she is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the George Washington University Law School. She isa graduate of Young Judaea, has spent significant time living and working in Israel and is a life member of Hadassah. She attended Camp Tel Yehudah as a teen, and has spent many more summers working at Jewish camps, including Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake and Camp Ramahin the Berkshires. Most recently, she joined the "founding family" of a Camp Zeke, a new Jewish camp dedicated to fitness and culinary arts, and to the connection of mind, body,and soul, in Judaism.
Rabbi Cece is also an accomplished singer, actor, and dancer. She is a classically trained soprano, a musical theater buff, and a competitive Irish step dancer. Rabbi Cece and her husband Gabe have two black cats, Sabrina and Albus, and a black-and-white kitty called Minerva and they recently adopted a rescue lab mix puppy named Sandy. They are all huge Harry Potter fans.