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ON MENTORSHIP…

“Tamara was instrumental in helping me jumpstart my career as a Jewish professional and educator.  She brought her wealth of experience and knowledge to every meeting, whether it was our weekly supervision or day-long professional development seminars. Tamara’s innovative approach to education and engagement is resonant with current millennial culture and will give you the tools to be set up for success.”

Shira Unterman, Program Director, Hillel at the University of Toronto


ON FACILITATION...

“Tamara is a skilled facilitator. I had the pleasure of participating in a strategy session that she ran which brought together diverse stakeholders many of whom were meeting for the first time. Tamara was able to build quick rapport within the group and enabled each participant to make valuable contributions to the process. Tamara understands and appreciates the complexities of people and organizations.”

Aliza Mazor, New York


ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT...

“Tamara’s ability to oversee a project from beginning to end with determination, integrity, and professionalism made her an exceptional consultant as she took the lead on developing a robust strategic plan. Tamara conducted interviews, ran a think tank, and researched far and wide to put together a comprehensive and feasible plan of action that enabled growth within our organization.”

Kiva Rabinsky, Director of Education, M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education


ON education leadership...

“Tamara is a creative and dynamic educator who knows how to coach and empower students and adults to reach their leadership potential.”

Rabbi Lee Buckman, Former Head of School, TanenbaumCHAT


ON TALENT MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION...

“Tamara is attuned to the needs of the professionals around her. Tamara’s charisma is highly engaging and her crafty facilitation skills guide professionals through many valuable PD and enrichment opportunities. Tamara has been one of the best supervisors and mentors I have had. She pushed me to think outside of the box and pursue innovative approaches, helping to shape the work I continue to do.”

Danya Borenstein, Jewish Life Educator, Schwartz Reisman Centre | Prosserman JCC


ON COMMUNITY-BUILDING...

"Tamara's ability to build community extends from the most thought-out program to every single conversation she has with emerging Jewish leaders. Her commitment to centering people's visions, priorities and feelings in the design process deepens trust and makes lasting relationships possible in projects and beyond. Tamara's spirited, encouraging and all the while listening presence generously fuses individual mentorship with value-based leadership that includes and grows all people. She routinely leaves everyone she works with inspired, confident in their capacity to lead and energized to take on the next challenge together."

Devon Spier, Rabbinical Student & Jewish Educator


ON EDUCATION...

“Tamara is a passionate and creative educator who I have counted on for guidance and expertise on numerous occasions. 
...she introduces innovative engagement methodology that helps to create a culture of intention and excellence, delivering a high quality and value-added experience to engage the broadest demographic of users...
She regularly thinks about implementing new and creative initiatives, is open to learning and growth, and always shows tremendous dedication."

Marc Newburgh, CEO, Hillel Ontario


ON STRATEGIC PLANNING...

“Tamara is a talented and organized professional who was able to successfully see through a deep and comprehensive strategic planning process with grace."

Heather Wolfson, COO, M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education