Jewish Women's Gala
9th Annual Jewish Women's Gala - Gourmet Kosher Dinner Buffet - Silent Benefit Auction!
Featuring Guitarist & Percussionist Tamar Helfen.
Bring along your tambourine!
Tamar Helfen is the daughter of a Reform Rabbi and a Jewish educator, a mother of six, co-director of Chabad Northampton in western MA and an inspirational facilitator of women’s gatherings. After years of searching for a life of truth and purpose, from Hawaiian organic farming to Hindu temples to mystical Islamic chanting and much more, Tamar’s vast journey brought her back to her soul’s roots in Torah observance and the path of Chabad.
She shares her knowledge of music, stories and a passion for health and wellness of the body and soul to create a joyful, Jewish experience for women of all ages. Integrating Torah and talent, Tamar offers a unique and uplifting experience, leading women in hands-on drum participation, simple, creative composition, soulful singing and lots of meaningful fun!
Tamar has performed and facilitated at countless venues for over two decades. She produced an album with her band, Tipat Or (Drop of Light) in Tsfat, Israel in the summer of 2000. She performed at the Tsfat Klezmer fest and numerous perfomances in various venues with The Light Peddlers Band. Tamar brings an opportunity for women to ‘tap’ into hidden and revealed talents by sharing heartfelt rhythms and warmly, encouraging participation. Drumming together is an amazing way to build unity, peace and inspiration both within the community and within oneself. Join Tamar on a musical journey of inspiration and delight!