Tamid’s innovative spirit has a clergy, staff, and faculty of Jewish professionals who are post-denominational and comfortable in a multi-cultural setting. The Community Council is a combination of Jewish professionals and industry lay-leaders who share the entrepreneurial goal of building Jewish life for the purpose of continuity, societal advancement, and positive identify formation. We will accomplish this thru learning, community building, pastoral care, and life-cycle observance (baby namings, b’nai mitzvah, weddings, funerals).

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Rabbi Darren Levine

Founding Rabbi

Darren cares deeply about building community, moral education, and creative Jewish expression. Darren set the vision for Tamid and co-developed the Tamid Hebrew School curriculum and model along with his close rabbinic friends, Michael Mellen and Darcie Crystal. He holds Rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and has a Doctorate in Pastoral […]

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Rabbi Darcie Crystal

Young Family Rabbi

Rabbi Darcie Crystal leads Tamid’s young Jewish family programs and is a regular presence in the Hebrew School. She has a particular insight into the lifestyle of a young urban family as she and her husband are raising three children in New York City. She’s Tamid’s expert in making Judaism relevant and fun for families with […]

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Basya Schechter


Basya Schechter, a downtown NYC resident, is one of our generations leading musicians. She leads her band, Pharaoh’s Daughter, in Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica and is excited to be bringing her musical leadership to Tamid. Listen to her on ITUNES. As our musical director, Basya […]

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