Tammy Deborah Sand
Tammy Deborah Sand is the lovely wife of US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, her husband has served in his current role since 2017, after being appointed by president Trump.
Tammy’s husband confirmation in the Senate by a 52-46 margin was the most closely contested vote ever on an envoy to Israel.
Friedman heads the creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice group at the New York law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP. He has represented Trump in his investments in Atlantic City casinos. According to reports, the two did not strike up a personal friendship until 2005 when Trump came to pay Friedman a condolence call after his father died.
A graduate of Columbia College and New York University Law School, Friedman grew up in Woodmere, New York. His father, the late Morris Friedman, was the rabbi of Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, a Conservative congregation, and president of the New York Board of Rabbis.
Friedman has been a columnist for two Israeli right-wing English-language media outlets: Arutz Sheva and The Jerusalem Post. He also serves as president of American Friends of Bet El Institutions, which financially supports the settlement enterprise.
He has been happily married to wife Tammy for over three decades.
According to their wedding announcement, Tammy Deborah Sand of Miami Beach, Florida; and David Friedman became husband and wife in 1981. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Sand. Her father used to own the Sovereign Hotel in Miami Beach. Her mother, a registered nurse.
Tammy Deborah Sand attended Yeshiva University –where she studied a joint bachelor’s-master’s degree in education. The marriage of 37-years are the proud parents of five grown children and at least seven grandchildren.
The family, has deep ties to Israel. David was a donor, actively involved in supporting the West Bank Settlement of Beit El, and a homeowner in Jerusalem. The family usually gets together in Jerusalem for holydays.
Tammy as the rest of the family keep a relatively low profile, however, their daughter, Talia Friedman, a nurse; was the only of Friedman’s five children to accompany him when arrived in Israel and immediately headed to the Western Wall, and when he handed his letter of credence to President Reuven Rivlin a day later. Talia also became an Israeli citizen in 2017.
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