Rabbi Tamar Grimm came to the Quad Cities from Boston, MA where she studied at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. She grew up in Minneapolis, MN and has also lived in Jerusalem, New York City and Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Brandeis University in 2001 and then worked as a Jewish Educator for three years before beginning her rabbinic education. Rabbi Tamar gained her pulpit experience as an intern at The Boston Synagogue, Temple Israel of Sharon, MA and Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge. She also had a fellowship with CIRCLE (The Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education), in which she developed interfaith programming and relationships with colleagues from different religious traditions. In the summer of 2009 she completed an internship in hospital chaplaincy. Rabbi Tamar has studied in Israel at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Machon Pardes, the Conservative Yeshiva, Machon Schechter and the Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv. She particularly enjoys studying Talmud and Chasidic texts. In addition to her love of Judaism, Rabbi Tamar enjoys jogging, biking, hiking, rock climbing and relaxing with a cup of strong, black coffee and a good book.

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