Teaching Faculty

From rabbis to puppeteers, from parenting experts to stage performers, from Israelis to New Yorkers, from atheists to observant, and from age 25 to 82, we’ve got an eclectic and Jewishly diverse faculty of educators that love to teach, guide, and inspire!

Ora Fruchter, Sharing Shabbat, West Village Chavurah
Ora Fruchter is a Jewish musician and puppeteer, lives in Park Slope, and is the inventor/creator of Creatures Teach Torah (www.creaturesteachtorah). Ora leads Tamid’s Sharing Shabbat program on Saturday mornings and brings her puppets regularly to the West Village Chavurah to entertain the little ones.

Sigalit Magen, Hebrew School
Sigalit is a native New Yorker who grew up speaking Hebrew in her home. She is a graduate of Parson’s School of Design and has over 10 years experience teaching, guiding, and working with children of all ages and is a former camp counselor. Sigalit is Tamid’s Hebrew Specialist and will teach at Tamid Battery Park City on Monday afternoons.

Almog Pail, Hebrew School
Almog is a native Israeli and graduate of the Theater Arts Department at Tel Aviv University, who has been a Jewish educator and teacher for many years. She is an ensemble member of the Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC. Almog is Tamid’s Performing Arts Specialist and will teach at Tamid Tribeca on Monday afternoons.

Sami Steigmann, Hebrew School
Sami is a volunteer docent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and was a child survivor of the Shoah. Sami was born in Romania and has lived in Israel and the states. Today, more full of life than ever, Sami is a loving, warm, and kind hearted story teller who will be Tamid’s Senior Teacher during the Spring History Seminar.


Rabbi Crystal
teaches the Jewish Women’s Classes and is a regular presence in our Hebrew School. Rabbi Levine teaches our advanced Jewish studies classes for adults, guides the B’nai Mitzvah students, and is a regular presence in the Hebrew School.