Speakers Bureau - Maya Tamir
Maya Tamir, a 10-year-old piano prodigy from Hod Hasharon , is the current pride of JFNA’s Speakers’ Bureau. Praised by Zubin Mehta and lauded by classical music enthusiasts the world over, Tamir is the daughter of a native Israeli father and a mother who immigrated to Israel from Russia. She has been playing publicly to great acclaim for years and recently made her JFNA debut at the Campaign Chairs & Directors Mission in Israel. After her performance, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee invited her to play at their Jan. 12th event, A Night to Celebrate Israel, and requests by other Federations soon followed. According to Ronit Dotan, Director of the Bureau, Tamir represents the best of young, contemporary Israel. “As a Russian immigrant, her mother instilled in her the love of music and strong work ethic. But Maya’s gift goes beyond her background. She is a true Israeli wonder.” For more information and to request a performance by Tamir, contact Nadine Schneider.