About Tamir

Tamir is the Hebrew word which means tree or “to stand tall”. As an organization, Tamir strongly identifies with this word; standing tall, strongly rooted within the community, and most importantly, providing support to those around us.

Our Mission

"Tamir is a proud and caring team of participants, families, volunteers and professionals dedicated to assisting people with developmental disabilities realize their potential in a supportive Jewish environment through opportunities for personal growth and community involvement."

Our Vision

"Tamir will be widely known and valued as a Jewish social service leader providing high quality, comprehensive services to people with developmental disabilities."

Our Values

We believe it is essential that our work reflect our commitment to:

  • Creating a Jewish environment within Tamir which supports Jewish learning, individual spirituality and the values of Jewish life;

  • Respecting, celebrating, promoting and responding to the uniqueness, potential and ability of each individual participating in Tamir's many programs

  • Involving families as partners in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services to our participants;

  • Helping individuals, families and volunteers to achieve their goals;

  • Being accountable to the individuals and community we serve;

  • Advocating with and on behalf of the community of individuals and families whom we serve and with whom we have common interests;

  • Supporting a healthy work environment and life-long learning for our staff and volunteers.