Our Director of Congregational Learning

Director of Congregational Learning, Marla Kolman Antebi



Marla is an experiential educator who has over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults and families. She has taught every grade from K-12, has worked with youth groups and camps, and has directed two family schools. In 2014 she received the Diller Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. She has a B.A. in Child Development, an M.S.W. in Community Organizing, is trained in Spiritual Direction and received smicha (ordination) as a Teacher of Jewish Meditation and Mysticism. In addition to her role at TBT, she leads a monthly Jewish Meditation group, works with independent families preparing for B’nei Mitzvah, and teaches Mysticism and Mussar (ask her what that is!) to adults. She has a special passion for interfaith work and has attended and presented work at several Parliaments of the World’s Religions. Her relationship with Israel dates back to 1980, and she has traveled there many times over the years to work, study, travel, and lead groups. She is a games enthusiast (Scrabble, anyone?), a glass mosaic artist, and mom to two boys. She is very excited to join the TBT team and to expand the array of educational and experiential offerings for our children, adults, and families.


March 2021 course: "Liberation Revelation"

Our Israelite ancestors were once slaves in Egypt. Passover reminds us that we are now free. But what does that really mean? Janice Joplin sings “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Is the absence of oppression the same thing as the experience of freedom? Is freedom a condition or a feeling? In this three-part series taught by Director of Congregational Learning Marla Kolman Antebi, we will explore the concept of freedom using passages in Exodus, the Hagaddah, and other sources including our own lives. We will identify our personal and communal experiences of freedom and imagine together what the world would be like if all people were truly free. 

Tuesdays 3/9, 3/16, and 3/23 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm via Zoom 

Cost is on a sliding scale from $7 to $20 per session 

Please RSVP by Monday, 3/8 to education@bethtorah-fremont.org to receive the Zoom link and to arrange payment amount. Payments can be made here and by choosing "Education Fund"

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