Associate Head of School for Teaching and Learning
Alene earned a BA in philosophy from Hope College, a Master of a Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Master of Education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt.
She has taught all middle school subjects in public and private school settings and worked in local, state and federal education policy and education data.
Outside of work, Alene has held many volunteer and leadership positions in local education causes and spends her time with her husband, Cris, and four children. Her hobbies include cooking, reading and taking care of her four dogs.
Rabbi Daniel Hoffman
Associate Head of School for Judaic Studies and Administration
Rabbi Daniel is a Boston Area native with a B.A in Psychology and Judaic Studies from Yale University and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Rabbi Daniel loves investigating the intersection between texts and ideas - exploring the idea behind a particular text and understanding how the text reinforces or challenges our own ideas.
He taught at Akiva School from 2010-2013 and fell in love with the city of Nashville and its Jewish community. In Nashville he also met his wife, Eliezah. They have two children.
Rabbi Saul Strosberg
Head of School, Founder
Saul grew up in Schenectady, New York. He received a BS in Business from Yeshiva University and his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
He is a 'retired' club date musician who traveled the country many times over playing with his wedding band and still enjoys making music.
While leading a vibrant congregation, Saul is deeply involved in the broader Nashville community. He enjoys spending his summers at Camp Yavneh, a pluralistic camp in New Hampshire, where he met his wife, Daniella Pressner. Together, they have four kids, Cole, Amalia, Ravital, and Yedid.