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diverse teaching experiences in the US, France and Israel and Palestine. She is also a professional musician, with special expertise in contemporary Israeli music. In 2018, Tamar was honored by Shir Tikvah with the Radical Hospitality Award for her work with the Racial Justice Task Force. In 2019, she was selected as one of eight individuals in the nation to participate in URJ JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Cohort, which is a nine-month program dedicated to promoting and incorporating DEI principles in Reform Jewish congregations across North America.

Tamar teaches for the URJ Intro to Judaism and Hebrew classes online, as well as Hebrew for Ammud, the JOC Torah School.

has a B.A. in Education and Hebrew with more than thirty years of 

Example of Services
  • Weekend residencies in Reform congregations with a flexible format, such as:

    • Friday Night Service (infused with Sephardic melodies) + D’var Torah

    • Shabbat morning: Torah study of the weekly portion

    • Havdalah ceremony and study 

    • Sunday session with Religious  School students 

    • Sunday session with Religious School families

    • Helping to design or assess if Religious and Hebrew School programs are relevant to students today: workshops for students, staff & families

  • Offering workshops for students at Hillel Houses such as:

    •  Sephardic culture, music and customs

    •  Our relationship to Israel and Palestine today

    • Jewish Music Around the World and more

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JewV'Nation DEI Retreat, November 2019

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