Marta was born and grew up in Krakow, Poland. Marta has lived through an exciting period of modern Polish history, when in the 1990s post-Communist Poland, it suddenly stopped being taboo to talk about Jewish history and being Jewish. In this heady atmosphere of opportunity, Marta’s strong egalitarian beliefs, passion for Jewish study and love of visual arts led her to gravitate towards the country’s progressive Jewish community. In December 2008 she became a founding member of the first post-WWII Jewish community in Krakow, Beit Kraków, which is also an artistic community that focuses on creating modern Polish Jewish art. The rabbi of Beit Krakow, Rabbi Tanya Segal, is the first woman rabbi in the history of Poland. The Beit Kraków community combines professional contemporary art with Jewish tradition. It served as a door to Jewish life for people who wanted to break the taboo and reconnect. Marta believes that the community needs volunteers to help it grow, so she focuses her considerable efforts on community development: she created and manages the community’s website www.beitkrakow.org and Facebook page, as well as sites for projects like www.musicalshabbat.com, www.jewishtheatre.krakow.pl and, for the Center for Progressive Judaism, www.tempel.pl. Also, because the community does not have its own space, she invests untold hours finding different locations throughout Kraków's Jewish Kazimierz district, in which to hold its religious, artistic, educational, and social events.