Tamara was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, aand is proud graduate of the Lauder Jewish school. She has been continuously involved in the Jewish community from an early age and until today. Tamara majored in Slavic philology and journalism, but her path to her current position as editor at Capital, Bulgaria’s only independent weekly publication, was somewhat circuitous. After studying for two years in Prague, Tamara worked at the Czech embassy during the Czech EU Presidency. A stint at a number of major corporations in the human resources and business analysis departments. This ultimately led to a full time writing position and the rest is history. Capital, a political and business weekly, is the last surviving independent publication in Bulgaria. Tamara was editor of LIGHT, the 30+ page lifestyle and culture supplement of the paper. As a writer for Capital she has covered the war in Israel, wrote numerous articles about the country and about Jewish culture and social businessness, and as such plays an influential role in shaping public opinion about Israel in Bulgarian society. Like most of the Jews in Bulgarian, Tamar is a Sephardi Jew raised with strong Jewish Sephardi traditions, about which she has written extensively. She is graduate of MiNYanim, a Jewish leadership program run by the Jewish Agency for Israel and has also taken on the role of country coordinator for the program. Tamar participated in a Shusterman Connection Point in Budapest and is also involved in Holocaust education through the Gamraal Foundation.