Meet Our Team

Tara Bain

Hillel Director

Dr. Greg Kaplan

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Helene Seinreich

Head of Judaic Studies Program

Paige Motley


Year: Junior

Major/Minor(s): Special Education, Concentration in Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hometown: Annapolis, MD

Favorite Jewish Memory: When I went to Israel with NFTY and my camp friends!


Favorite Spot on Campus: The Boathouse

Email: pmotley268@vols.utk.edu

Navit Nachmias

Vice President 

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor(s): Anthropology and Spanish

Hometown: Plymouth, MN 

Favorite Jewish Memory: Celebrating Passover with my family in Israel when I was younger

Favorite Spot on Campus: HSS Amphitheater 

Email: nnachmia@vols.utk.edu

Matt Moskowitz

Religious and Spiritual Life

Maggie Strassburger

Public Relations

Emily Schulman

Immediate Past President

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor(s): Marketing

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Favorite Jewish Memory: Being able to go to Jacobs Camp and make life long friends at an all-Jewish Camp.


Favorite Spot on Campus: AA Building


Email: mmoskow1@vols.utk.edu

Year: Junior

Major/Minor(s): Audiology/Speech Pathology

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Favorite Jewish Memory: Just going to my grandparents house every Friday night for Shabbat dinner.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The new part of the Student Union!


Email: fsc148@vols.utk.edu

Year: Senior

Major/Minor(s): Biomedical Engineering 


Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Favorite Jewish Memory: Participating in March of the Living, a trip to Poland and Israel that studies the Holocaust.

Favorite Spot on Campus: The running trail that runs along the Tennessee River.

Email: eschulma@vols.utk.edu

Maggie Strassburger

Vice President of Public Relations

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor(s): Audiology and Speech Pathology

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Favorite Jewish Memory: Going to New York and Washington D.C. with my whole entire Sunday school class!


Favorite Spot on Campus

The new student union!


Email: fsc148@vols.utk.edu

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Questions? Email Director Tara Bain at utkhillel@jewishknoxville.org

Hillel at UTK is funded by Knoxville Jewish Alliance,

other donations, and grants.