Tamar Zaken

Tamar Zaken has spent over a decade directing service learning Beit Midrash programs at Memizrach Shemesh, the Center for Jewish Social Leadership based in Jerusalem. She graduated from the Joint Program at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and received a Masters degree in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Tamar is an informal educator, and community worker and now spends time translating Sephardic Rabbinic texts to expose English speaking audiences to their inspiring message of inclusion and justice.


Articles by Tamar Zaken

From Israel to America: Sephardi Inspiration for Hanukkah

For many years, I worked in the most special place I could imagine. A radical Beit Midrash (house of study) ...

Bsisa: A Tasty Tradition To Begin The Passover Season

What is the best way to usher in the Passover season? Not with handwringing and housecleaning, but with celebration, blessing ...