Get to Know: Sheila Malcolm

We sat down with Madrikha Sheila Malcolm to see what makes her tick.

What do people call you? Sheila

Organization (Denomination): Beth Ami – Colorado Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

Programs/Services you run/offer:Sheila Malcolm

  • I am the Spiritual Leader of Beth Ami and serve in the roles that Rabbis take on within their congregations.
  • Major Holiday Services
  • Shabbat and Havdalah
  • Life Cycle Events
  • Experiential Jewish Cultural Family School on Sundays

Specialty within Judaism: Cultural Judaism – celebrating and learning through a contemporary, humanistic lens

One Jewish event in Boulder you recommend: Hands down the Boulder Jewish Festival for ingathering, music, food and an amazing vibe

One secular event in Boulder you recommend:
Hiking and immersing in wilderness alone and with friends

Hobbies: Gardening, Knitting

Who is your favorite Jew? Michael Rosenzweig, the JCC community concierge, who brilliantly connects people, congregations and events

What is your favorite Jewish holiday? Chanukah! Warm lights on winter nights!

What is your favorite Jewish food? Soup, especially from garden veggies

Fun fact about you: I’ve been to 18 countries, some twice, and most US states

Contact: or cell 303-588-0236

Ordained from: International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, 4 year program of study based in Detroit and Chicago

Anything else? Humanistic Judaism is a growing, rational, celebratory way to experience cultural Judaism.