Rabbi Malamy was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa., and trained as a chaplain and chaplain educator through the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He also earned an M.S. in marriage and family therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University; studied at Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem; and received a B.A. in music, with honors, at Grinnell College in Iowa.
When Rabbi Malamy is not leading us, he is Director of Spiritual Care at The New Jewish Home, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in New York City. His background includes working as a Jewish studies teacher at Solomon Schechter High School in Hartsdale (now called the Leffell School); a hospice chaplain in Glenview, Il.; an interim religious school education director in Evanston, Il.; and as the first full-time rabbi of a Reconstructionist synagogue in Vail, Co. He counts genealogy, cinema, computers, guitar, ukulele, and audio-visual production among his hobbies.