Marlene Houri is the Assistant Director of Hartman North American Programs in Israel. In this role, she is involved with planning and producing all programs for a North American audience that take place in Israel, with an emphasis on Rabbinic and Muslim programming.
Throughout her professional career she has worked in Jewish education with varied populations. Before coming to the Hartman Institute in 2006, she worked in the Education Department of the Jewish Agency, JDC’s Russian Department and Young Judaea Year Course.
In 1976, after receiving a BA in Art Education from the University of Maryland, Marlene made aliyah and has been living in the Jerusalem area ever since. She has three children and four granddaughters.