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Malka T. Drucker (born March 14, 1945) is an American rabbi and author living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ordained in 1998 from the Academy for Jewish Religion, a transdenominational seminary, Drucker is also the founding rabbi of HaMakom: The Place for Passionate and Progressive Judaism, in Santa Fe.

Drucker is the author of 20 books including the award winning Frida Kahlo, Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, Grandma's Latkes and The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays. Her highly acclaimed Jewish Holiday Series won the Southern California Council on Literature for Children Prize series. Eliezer Ben Yehuda: Father of Modern Hebrew won the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Janusz Korczak Literary Competition and her biography of Frida Kahlo was chosen as an American Booksellers Association "Pick of the Lists." Drucker's collaboration with photographer Gay Block, White Fire: A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America, received the 2005 Southwest PEN award for non fiction. Her book Portraits of Jewish American Heroes was published August 2008. In 2009 the collection of essays Women and Judaism, edited by Malka Drucker, was published.

She is openly lesbian, and is the longtime companion of artist Gay Block.[1][2]

A 2013 dissertation from the University of New Mexico's department of anthropology, "Storied Lives in a Living Tradition: Women Rabbis and Jewish Community in 21st Century New Mexico", by Miria Kano, discusses Drucker and four other female rabbis of New Mexico.[3]


  1. ^ Honigman, Ana Finel, "Daughter Dearest", Artnet, retrieved 2007-10-08 
  2. ^ "Conversation with the Author". Retrieved 2014-10-29. 
  3. ^ Turner, Ri J. (July 15, 2014). "The Women Rabbis Of New Mexico". The Jewish Daily Forward. The Forward Association, Inc. Retrieved 2014-10-29.