Dr. Tamara TweelBack
Dr. Tamara Tweel is the Dean of Faculty for Atra: Center for Rabbinic Innovation.
Dr. Tweel has spent her career educating faith leaders, college students, and professionals on the value of civil society and civic leadership. Dr. Tweel began her career at the Interfaith Center of NY, building civic coalitions. She served as the Director of Strategic Development for Hillel International’s Office of Innovation, where she founded and directed Civic Spirit, a multi-faith civic education initiative. She currently works as the Director of Civic Initiatives at the Teagle Foundation.
Dr. Tweel received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School. She serves as a Fellow at the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and on the Advisory Council of The Princeton University Office of Religious Life. Her work has been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Journal of World History and Inside Higher Ed.
Dr. Tweel currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three children, and sometime pet, Muffin the Axolotl.