The Chaverim

compassionate support and member care for our congregation

We are a group of fellow Tamid members here to serve individuals and families with care and compassion. We are trained in how to lead shiva minyans and unveiling ceremonies and we study regularly with Rabbi Darren to expand our leadership skills.

Should you or your loved ones need support to lead and guide a shiva gathering in honor of a loved one, or offer prayers at graveside, please reach out to one of us individually. We are here for you.

Naomi Daniels
Naomi Daniels lives in Tribeca with her husband Joe and their three children, Caleb, Maerose and Lila. All three children had their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs with Rabbi Darren at Tamid. Naomi studied at a Hebrew day school as a child, and a true highlight for her at Tamid has been reading from the Torah on the High Holidays. Reach Naomi at:

Michael Kaufman
Michael Kaufman is a long-time member of Tamid with his wife and three children. He is a class parent in our Hebrew school and his oldest is active with Hebrew High and Downtown Hunger Action Project (DHAP). Michael and his family participate in many Tamid charitable programs throughout the year.  He has lived in Lower Manhattan for more than twenty years. Reach Michael at:

Ruth Moscovitch
Since moving 15 years ago with her husband, Vinton Thompson, to the New York area from Chicago, where she grew up and raised a family, Ruth has worked as a labor arbitrator.  Prior to that she practiced law, starting out with her own family ad labor practice and ending as general counsel for the Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago.  She also is an artist, painting and working in etching and linocuts at a cooperative printmaking studio, where she is co-president. Reach Ruth at:

Jeffry Powell
Jeffry Powell is an entrepreneur and business executive who lives in Battery Park City with his wife Allison.  Jeffry and Allison have been members of Tamid since 2012 and both are active members of Tamid.  Jeffry says: I feel honored to be a member of the Chaverim and am happy to be working with my fellow Chaverim members to support our congregation. Reach Jeffry at: