Leadership

Meet Tamid’s Leaders

Tamid’s innovative spirit has a clergy, staff, and faculty of Jewish professionals who are post-denominational and comfortable in a multi-cultural setting. They share the entrepreneurial goal of building Jewish life for the purpose of continuity, societal advancement, and positive identity formation. We strive to accomplish this through learning, community building, pastoral care, and life-cycle observances (baby naming ceremonies, b’nai mitzvah services, weddings and funerals).


Rabbi Darren Levine Headshot 2012Rabbi Darren Levine, D. Min, Founding Rabbi
Darren holds ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health. Darren has two sons, ages 9 and 12, and was formerly the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York City and was a Chaplain Officer in the US Army. He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the International Positive Psychology Association and works closely with the Interfaith Community of New York. Reach Rabbi Darren directly at dlevine@tamidnyc.org.


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Christina Broussard, RJE, Director of Education
Christina is originally from Louisiana and holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education and Organizational Management. Prior to her appointment as Tamid’s first Director of Education, Christina served two of the most innovative and well recognized synagogues on the East Coast. She was the Youth Director at Temple Israel in Boston and served as the Associate Director of the Religious School at Temple B’nai Jeshrun in Short Hills, NJ. Reach Christina at cbroussard@tamidnyc.org.


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Matt Turk, Worship Leader
Matt is a professional musician and Tamid’s Worship Leader and director of music in our Hebrew School. Matt is steeped in Jewish music and brings to Tamid the soulful combination of teacher, worship leader, and mensch. Trained by Pete Seeger, Matt has a unique ability to create transcendence through music. Matt is available to lead music at your personal family gatherings and celebrations. Please reach Matt at turktunes@gmail.com.


Julie Seltzer, Scholar-in-Residence
Julie is an artist, scholar, and the scribe of Tamid’s new Torah. From 2014-2017, Soferet Seltzer wrote our new Torah with the help of over 450 Tamid members, children, and friends. She is one of ten women in the world actively working at scribes and this year, she will be teaching classes at Tamid, leading prayer, and bringing her unique Jewish experience to our school and our community. Welcome Julie!