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Rabbi Saul Strosberg

Rabbi Saul Strosberg joined Sherith Israel as its spiritual leader in August 2005. A native of Schenectady, NY, Rabbi Strosberg received his ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, under the leadership of Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rabbi Strosberg completed internships at the National Synagogue in Washington, DC and Beth David Synagogue in Hartford Connecticut. Prior to YCT, Strosberg received his bachelors degree in business administration from Yeshiva University and attended Hebrew University and Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim, in Jerusalem.

An experienced musician, Rabbi Strosberg played in Jewish wedding bands while living in New York. Rabbi Strosberg served as a High Holiday cantor in various communities during his years in Yeshiva, and holds the National Synagogue’s record for the longest Rosh Hashanah shofar blast.

Nationally, Rabbi Strosberg serves on the steering committee for the International Rabbinic Fellowship, is on the board of Yeshivat Maharat, and acts as an AIPAC rabbinic mentor. In town, Strosberg is the director of the Nashville Kosher Commission, rabbinic coordinator for the Nashville eruv, and is the founder of JMS Nashville, the community’s innovative Jewish middle school.

Rabbi Strosberg is married to Rabba Daniella Pressner, who is the principal at Akiva School, and together, they are the proud and grateful parents of Cole, Amalia, Ravital, and Yedid.

Cantor-In-Residence Dov Rosenblatt

Dov Rosenblatt will be joining Sherith Israel as Shaliach Tzibur, or Cantor-in-Residence for eleven months as of July 2022. In addition to leading davening regularly, he will be responsible for new programs for both adults and youth, with a special focus on music. Among these programs, Rosenblatt will be leading a Tefilla Songwriting Workshop, including exploring the meaning of the prayers and then writing songs expressing those themes.

A graduate of Yeshiva University, Rosenblatt is an accomplished musician who has composed music for Netflix and Dreamworks. With Blue Fringe and The Wellspring Music LLC, he has performed for Jewish audiences internationally, including the United States, Israel, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. In addition to composing and performing, Rosenblatt has extensive teaching experience with elementary, middle, and high school students. In all of his teaching endeavors, he focuses on collaboration, creativity, and meaning.  

Dov is married to Aura, and they are the proud parents of Kol, Nava, Shlomo, and Esther. The family is looking forward to being part of the Sherith Israel and Akiva families, engaging with the Nashville Jewish community, and enjoying the Nashville music scene. Dov is also looking forward to working with - and learning from - Sherith Israel's Cantor Emeritus, George Lieberman, who remains a beloved part of the Sherith Israel community and will continue to have an important role in the synagogue's services and educational programs.

Cantor Emeritus George Lieberman

Cantor Emeritus George Lieberman served as Sherith Israel’s cantor for almost 20 years. Cantor Lieberman joined Sherith Israel in March 1996. He davens with the utmost intention and with the sweetest melodies. Cantor offers a weekly Haftorah class each Shabbat morning before Shachrit and a Midrash class following Kiddush. Cantor is available for one-on-one study either in person or over the phone by appointment with both adults and children. In addition, Cantor Lieberman teaches Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons and runs the after-school Cheder Programs.

Cantor Lieberman attended Yeshiva University’s Belz School of Jewish Music and the Erna College of Hebraic Studies. In addition, he graduated Yeshiva University with a Hebrew Teachers Diploma.

Cantor Lieberman served at Castle Hill Jewish Center from 1968-1971, at Landfield Avenue Synagogue, in Monticello, NY, from 1971-1972, at Beth Israel Synagogue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Congregation Adas Israel in Fall River, Massachusetts. In Halifax, Cantor served as youth director, taught bar/bat mitzvah, and ran a basketball and soccer league. In Fall River, Cantor ran a Hebrew High School program, and led 14 summer trips with teens to Israel, Canada, Hawaii, Disneyworld, and California!

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