Tamar was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She grew up in St. Louis, MO and is an alumna of Bais Yaakov St. Louis. She received a teaching certificate from BJJ, Jerusalem in 2000. She has been teaching seminary and post seminary women in America, Israel and South Africa since. She has studied psychology, music, art and healing. Tamar lives in Johannesburg with her husband Rabbi Ari Taback and their family bH.