Gribetz has had a long and multifaceted career in Jewish education, the arts and museums. She is a sought after leader
and mentor for various local, national and international initiatives in Jewish education. Marion directed and built the
Sh’arim initiative in Boston, the first community wide Jewish Family Education
program. Marion worked with 45 synagogues, JCCs and day schools to implement and create
Family Education programs and systems. Marion was on the research team for Limmud
by the Lake Revisited: Growth and Change at Jewish Summer Camp. For this project she was a lead
researcher investigating the experiences and structures of Jewish educational camping across
denominations and settings. Marion is on the faculty at Hebrew College in Boston as
a leader in educational initiatives. Marion has also served on the faculty of
the Whizin Institute for Jewish Family Life and currently at DeLeT@Brandeis. She is an alumna of the prestigious
Mandel Jerusalem Fellows and the Mandel Teacher Educator Initiative.
Working across denominations and settings Billy specializes in theory and practice of youth education
and breaking down the barriers between formal and non-formal programs. In partnership
with federation, Billy created the structure and program that embedded quality youth education
in seventeen congregations in the greater Boston area. During his tenure as director,
Billy completely revamped Camp Ramah in New England. This work included professional
development for all levels of staff; Board of Director training; renewing all aspects of youth programming;
expanding to year-round facility; family programming and launch of a robust alumni cohort. Under Billy’s leadership, Ramah New England regained
a firm footing financially and educationally and remains to this day a healthy and
vibrant camp. Billy founded KOLBO an original concept for bringing artists and community together.
KOLBO successfully united craftspeople, artists and authors with a Jewish public
that was hungry for a creative Judaica which spoke to where people were really at.
More than three decades later KOLBO continues to flourish.