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Mann Tweel

Research Fellow

Dr. Tamara Mann Tweel is a Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She has spent her career educating students, faith leaders, and professionals on the history and value of American civil society and civic leadership.

Tamara received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School.

She currently serves as the Senior Program Director for Civic Initiatives at the Teagle Foundation. In a previous role she was the co-founder and Executive Director of Civic Spirit, a civic education organization serving Jewish and Catholic independent schools across America. She serves on the Advisory Council of The Princeton University Office of Religious Life.

Mar 4, 2024

Exploring the relationship between liberalism and pluralism.

Tamara Mann Tweel


Sep 4, 2023

NYC Mayor Eric Adams is following the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s model in making that distinction clear.

Jul 2, 2021

Human beings are worthy of love even when they disappoint us. Are nations too?

Mar 19, 2021

Tamara Mann Tweel, Ronit Stahl

Tamara Mann Tweel and Ronit Stahl discuss Jewish self-expression in the American public square and the role civics education plays in faith-based communities.

Jan 6, 2021

The Plagues Project: leading Jewish thinkers reflect on the ways that Jews have thought about Plagues for the last 3,000 years.

Dec 9, 2020

Transformative texts offer us a way to confront the mystery of the human condition and, in our current context, what we don’t understand about American politics.

Oct 21, 2020

This moment has created the civic education challenge and opportunity of our time. There is no amount of content that can compensate for feeling disconnected.

May 13, 2019

On Shavuot we learn from Ruth to pause before the logistics, to face our elders, to see them as God sees them, and to proclaim that they are not alone.

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