Tamar Toledano, from Elkins Park, PA, attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Public Service and a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Tamar also attended a year-long intensive Jewish Studies program at Midreshet HaRova in Jerusalem, and spent alternative spring breaks in Israel and New Orleans. She served as president and co-founder of Pitt’s Tunnel of Oppression, joined fellow student leaders in the Student Allies Coalition, and served as a peer educator and faculty liaison for the campus’ Sexual Assault Services.
As an Art Speaks Coordinator for Ya/Ya, Tamar works with local youth to create public art projects that raise awareness of social justice issues. Ya/Ya (Young Aspirations/Young Artists) teaches art skills and entrepreneurship to creative young people, with the broader goal of empowering them to become successful adults by providing positive educational experiences while fostering and supporting their ambitions.
Nov 11th, 2010
Our AVODAH community here in New Orleans is still in its beginning stages. We are new to this city, our jobs, and each other, making our collective insecurity a collective need to be addressed. We have done this beautifully. After two months of living together our burgeoning community already has an established ethic of gratitude [...]
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