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Rabbi Lisa S. Malik, Ph.D.

Rabbi Lisa Malik

Before becoming the rabbi of Temple Beth Ahm in 2011, Rabbi Lisa Malik served as the spiritual leader of Suburban Jewish Community Center Bnai Aaron in the Philadelphia suburbs for 7 years.  She was also the founder and lead teacher of Club Nashim: Classes for the Minds, Bodies, & Souls of Jewish Women.  Rabbi Malik grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to East Brunswick, NJ, when she was a teenager.  She was the Hebrew valedictorian of the Yeshivah of Flatbush.  After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, she worked as a Marketing Associate and Assistant Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble and as an Account Executive for Foote, Cone, & Belding advertising agency.

After realizing her true calling, Rabbi Malik began to work in the Jewish community, first as the Education Director of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco and then as a freelance education consultant and researcher.  She received her Ph.D. in Jewish Education & Administration from Stanford University and her rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 2004, she received the Cyrus Adler Prize, awarded each year to the outstanding student in the graduating class of the JTS Rabbinical School.

Rabbi Malik and her husband, Professor/Cantor Adi Wyner, have a 19-year old son, Ariel, an 18-year old daughter, Eva, and a 14-year old daughter, Rivkah. The Malik-Wyners are delighted to be part of the TBA community!

You can reach Rabbi Malik at


5776 High Holiday Sermons (2015)

Embrace Imperfection, But Still Strive to Improve & Do Teshuvah

Judge Other People Favorably/ Give Others The Benefit of the Doubt ("Dan L’Chaf Z’chut")

Kol Nidrei: Live Life How You Want To Be Remembered

Yizkor:  Telling The Story Is Insufficient: Need To Show Up!


5775 High Holiday Sermons (2014)

Israel is Family

Happiness & Striving

Kol Nidrei: Don't Bowl Alone; Join the Team

Yizkor:  Hope In the Face Of Hopelessness


5774 High Holiday Sermons (2013)

Words That Hurt & Heal, Penina's Taunts vs Avraham's Hineni

Recharging Batteries - Shabbat

Kol Nidrei - Tzedakah - Justice & Community

Yizkor - Reframing


Sat, July 21 2018 9 Av 5778