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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. 


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

Matt Moskowitz

Religious and Spiritual Life

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

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

Lillian Hoxie

Member Development

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor(s): Microbiology with Studio Art Minor

Hometown: Collierville, TN

Favorite Jewish Memory: Making Latkes with my grandma during Hanukkah.

Favorite Spot on Campus: Circle Park

Email: lhoxie@vols.utk.edu

Maggie Strassburger

Public Relations

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

Emily Schulman

Immediate Past President

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