Tamir Kugman is a missionary with Jews for Jesus in Tel Aviv and works in the media-evangelism department. He was born in Israel, and though he is from a secular Jewish family, he kept many Jewish traditions. Tamir came to faith in Yeshua (Jesus) at the age of 21 during his army service, where he worked as an animator for the Isreali Defence Force. He is currently the only believer in his family. After receiving a BA in special education and an MA in learning disabilities, he worked as a public school special education teacher and as the assistant manager at a Messianic school.
Over the last two decades, Tamir has taught the Bible to children, youth, and adults, both in camps and in a congregational setting. In 2019, Tamir felt a new call to evangelism and began serving with Jews for Jesus. Tamir is passionate about using his artistic talents to teach about Jesus and share the gospel. Tamir says, “Jesus used vivid parables and illustrations to communicate the message of the kingdom, and we also want to communicate the beautiful message of God to His people and bring it as close as we can to the palm of their hands.” Tamir is married to Hadas and they have five children.