Tamar serves as the Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications at Jewish Communal Fund, the largest Jewish donor advised fund in the country, managing $1.1 billion in charitable assets. An award-winning journalist, Tamar worked for several years as a staff writer at The Jewish Week in New York, where she covered social entrepreneurship and philanthropy and conceived of the idea for the "36 Under 36" section - an annual special section highlighting young Jews who are re-envisioning Jewish life in a variety of areas.
She holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from NYU/Wagner, and an MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from NYU. Her byline has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Staten Island Advance, Edutopia, Inc. Magazine, and many other publications. She created a financial literacy curriculum for Jewish teen girls and presented the program to nearly 500 teens as part of Jewish Women International’s Life$avings project, and currently teaches Personal Finance & Philanthropy to 11th grade students at Manhattan High School. She is a board member of Yeshivat He’Atid, an innovative yeshiva day school in Bergen County, N.J. that incorporates 21st century learning to provide affordable, quality Jewish education.