Meg Adler, Assistant Director of Jewish Life and Learning
Associate Director, Bay Area Programs

Meg Adler

Meg is a former Tawonga camper, staff member and supervisor. She served on Tawonga’s summer staff from 2012-2017 in various roles including Jewish Program Assistant and for three years as our Counselor and Specialist In-Training Supervisor. Under Meg’s leadership, the Tawonga B’nai Mitzvah Program has grown, flourished and deepened, now serving 130 students annually. Additionally, Meg launched the Tawonga Family School and Hebrew programs. A decorated educator, Meg is a 2023 recipient of the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize in the field of Jewish education and a 2021 recipient of a Diller Educator Award in the Jewish communal and experiential category.

Meg has also served as a Jewish educator at Peninsula Temple Beth El and Temple Sinai of Oakland, and as a middle school educator at Studio 70’s Edah, where she created spaces for female-identifying middle school students to express their own voices alongside the voices of women from Jewish history and tradition. Meg received an M.A. in Religion, focusing on Tanakh, from Yale Divinity School as well as a Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Recently, Meg published her first book about Torah entitled Turn It, Turn It: The Many Faces of Torah, which is based on her online journal, Turn It, Turn It. She lives in Alameda, CA with her wife Turk and their son Winnie. When she isn’t studying Torah or trying to create the best Jewish educational experiences, Meg loves to ride her bike, cook for her friends and family, and draw building portraits.