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Meet the 4th Grade Faculty

Missy (Tamar) Cohen Lavintman (


Missy Cohen Lavintman, also known as Tamar, has been a teacher at the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis since 1975 and has taught at various institutions throughout Minnesota, including Yachad, College in the School Hebrew Program (CIS), the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, Carleton College, the University of Minnesota, Weight Watchers as a Leader and Coach and more.  She was Education Director at B’nai Emet Synagogue, Community mentor teacher, and has created and continues to create curricular materials for various grade levels.

Missy’s expertise includes being a good listener and meeting students where they are at, while encouraging them to work up to their fullest potential.  She has a passion for Hebrew and a love of Israel which she brings to her students through a variety of creative ways.  She has written original songs which have become part of the Talmud Torah culture. She has traveled extensively and has brought parts of her journeys to her classes.

In recent years, she has become more interested in health and wellness, including various forms of exercise such as Qigong.  With grandchildren on both coasts, she is interested in exploring more of the United States with her growing family and spending time with them in Israel and in other exotic places throughout the world.


Allie Greenstein ( 


Allie Greenstein is excited to re-join the Talmud Torah faculty this year! She is the Director of Camp Olami at the Sabes JCC, and received her Master's in education from the University of Minnesota. Allie can't wait to get back into the classroom; bridging her passions for working with children and Jewish education.






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Talmud Torah of Minneapolis

4330 Cedar Lake Road

St. Louis Park, Minnesota  55416