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.


  • There is a virtual Family Shabbat Service on Friday, 11/13 at 7:30pm.

  • On Saturday, 11/21 at 10:00am, Dilan Horwitz will become a Bar Mitzvah.



  • "Diversity Through Israeli Art - Identity and Belonging" 

    • Tuesday, 11/10 at 7:00pm

      • From the melting pot to a fruit salad, Israeli society, much like other societies, is changing. Questions of identity and belonging have undermined earlier perceptions of what it was to be an Israeli and are setting new social and political agendas. We will explore the topic through three Israeli artworks. Israeli Vavi Toran has been an educator for many years training teachers and creating educational resources for Israel Education based on arts and culture. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public, but sign ups are required to receive the Zoom info. Click here to sign up. Questions? Contact Susan Mautner at s.mautner@comcast.net.

  • Wisdom and Inspiration in Challenging Times"

    • Sunday, 11/15 at 7:00pm

  • Diaspora-Israel Relations and the U.S. Presidential Elections: A Conversation with David Horovitz"

    • Wednesday, 11/18 at 12:30pm

      • David Horovitz joins us in conversation with Sue Fishkoff, as he will reflect on the potential ramifications of the U.S. presidential elections on diaspora-Israel relations and U.S.-Israel bilateral relations. He will also address other hot topics in the media as well as the role of The Times of Israel in covering the news in Israel. David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel. Sue Fishkoff is editor of J. The Jewish News of Northern California. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public, but sign ups are required to receive the Zoom info. Click here to sign up. Questions? Email berkeley_institute@law.berkeley.edu.

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