Praying for the victims in Vegas

Dear Friends, Let us pray for the victims and families who are suffering today from the horror in Las Vegas. The world always seems out of balance when innocent lives are taken by the forces of madness. Pair this with the natural destruction and loss from the hurricanes earlier this month and we find ourselves

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Tamid on CBS News!

CBS New York, September 20, 2017 Woman Changing Tradition By Writing Torah For Downtown Synagogue It’s a modern twist on ancient Hebrew text, as writing Torah is traditionally reserved for Orthodox Jewish men. CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reports. Click here to watch the story on CBS 2 New York

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Tamid in Wall Street Journal 9/18

  Congregation Set to Unveil Torah Transcribed by Woman Scroll by Julie Seltzer is about only two dozen Torahs written by female scribes across North America The Torah scroll unbound. The Torah that Julie Seltzer she made for the Tamid congregation. PHOTO: TAMID: THE DOWNTOWN SYNAGOGUE By Melanie Grayce West Sept. 18, 2017 8:00 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS

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First time at Tamid for the High Holidays?

Dear Friends, We’re so happy to celebrate the New Year with you! If this is your first time joining Tamid for the high holidays, please read these 10 Tips as we do things a little bit differently than your average synagogue. 1. We do not have printed tickets. Your name will be on the list

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New Torah Installation 9/21

For Immediate Release September 4, 2017 Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue installs new Torah Scroll at Rosh Hashanah, Sept 21, 2017, at St. Paul’s Chapel. The First Torah written by Female Scribe for a Manhattan Synagogue. The first Torah written by a female scribe for a Manhattan Synagogue will be installed on the Jewish New Year,

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New Student/Family Orientation 9/8, 4:30 PM

A very warm welcome to our 2017-18 New Students and Families! Parents and students are invited to join us on September 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 at Tamid to meet other new families, Christina Broussard and Rabbi Darren Levine for a pre-shabbat welcome. The session will include a review of the curriculum, orientation to the

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Positive Judaism Article in CCAR Journal

Dear Tamid, I’m honored to share the first academic article of Positive Judaism published this summer in the Central Conference of American Rabbis Journal. Positive Judaism: A First Look for Clergy and Jewish Educators is the first step towards sharing Positive Judaism and what we are doing at Tamid with a larger audience in the

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Greetings from the IPPA in Montreal

Dear Tamid, Greetings from Montreal. I’m here to debut Positive Judaism at the International Positive Psychology Association annual conference. I’m also happy to announce the launch of the website that will house this work – www.positive-judaism.org. The philosophy and practice of Positive Judaism that we have been grooming together in our school and our congregation

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New Torah Coverings from Jerusalem

Dear Tamid, While in Israel last week, I had the great fortune of finding the factory that provides most of the Torah coverings for congregations all around the world. The factory is located in Meah Shearim (100 Gates), the most ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. Above you see my son Emmett in the showroom with the

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New Va’ad Leadership Openings

June 27, 2017 Dear Tamid, This time each year going forward Tamid will begin the process of nominating candidates for open Va’ad (board) positions.  This upcoming year we are looking to fill two new open positions. Participating in Jewish leadership is a hallmark of at Tamid and your contribution will strengthen our community and our

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