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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.


Sunday, 11/3 - We are having two separate Education Committee meetings, and all are welcome at both. First, we'll meet to discuss a focus on kids, families, and teens immediately following Religious School from 12:15pm until 1:00pm. Later, we will have a Zoom conference call to discuss Adult Education ideas and offerings at TBT from 8:00pm to 8:40pm. Instructions on joining the Zoom call are below.

To join the 8:00pm Zoom call via computer, click here 

  • Use meeting ID 664 936 393

  • Use password 73499

To join the 8:00pm Zoom call by phone, dial +1 (408) 638-0968

  • Use meeting ID 664 936 393

  • No password required

Sunday, 11/10 from 10:00am to 12:00pm - Challah bakers and challah eaters of all ages: Join Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora for a special morning of Challah Baking. Religious School parents are encouraged to stay with their student(s) during this event. Donations from the heart graciously accepted at the door to support future WTBT programs for our Religious School students and their families.​ And yes, there will be gluten-free options!

Sunday, 11/17 from 12:15pm to 2:00pm - Calling all teens! There will be a special Sababa Sunday event at TBT. Our teens will have the opportunity to participate in their own teen-focused Listening Session as part of the community-wide Shema Project. We hope to have as many TBT teens there as possible. Please RSVP to Marla at education@bethtorah-fremont.org.