Core Semikha, Class of 2024
Born in Israel and raised in the United States, Dr. Tamar Marvin is a scholar, writer, and educator currently based in Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Literature and Journalism from New York University. This year she looks forward to serving as the congregational intern at B’nai David Judea. As a 2022 Vatichtov writing fellow, she is at work on a piece exploring core halachic concepts. Tamar is also a 2022-23 iCenter fellow pursuing a master’s concentration in Israel education.
Tamar’s writing has appeared in academic and broader media, and she is active online promoting Jewish learning. She has developed virtual learning experiences since 2013, teaching and lecturing, both in person and online, in a number of university and Jewish settings, including American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, and the American Sephardi Federation. Tamar is passionate about creating access to foundational Jewish texts—in their full complexity—for all who wish to approach them. Her website is trmarvin.org.
publications and media
On Remembering Where We’ve Been
#maharat10daysoftorah Pesach 2022, Day 10
Dvar Torah; Multimedia
Holidays; Video Dvar Torah
On Lost Arts
We Cannot but Be in Process