Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum is founder of ZION: An Eretz Israeli Congregation in Jerusalem; and the co-founder of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis at the Hartman Institute and Ha Midrasha at Oranim. Board member of Tag Meir, Yanshuf, IJCIC and more. Her work spans and links tradition and innovation, working toward Jewish spiritual-ethical renaissance through the renewal of community life in Israel and the shared struggle for human dignity. Served as rabbi of Congregation Magen Avraham in the Negev; as a congregational rabbi in the New York suburbs alongside Rabbi Gordon Tucker, co-editor of the Mashiv Haruach Jerusalem poem anthology (2014), co-author of the Lev Shalem commentary for Pirkei Avot (2018). In 2010 she was named by the Forward as one of the five most influential female religious leaders in Israel for her work promoting pluralism and Jewish religious freedom.