Rabbi Saul Strosberg joined Congregation Sherith Israel as its spiritual leader in August 2005. Rabbi Strosberg received his ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a seminary dedicated to Open Orthodoxy under the leadership of Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rabbi Strosberg completed rabbinic internships at the National Synagogue in Washington DC and Beth David Synagogue in Hartford Connecticut. He is married to Daniella Pressner, who is the director of Jewish studies at the Akiva School.
An experienced musician, Rabbi Strosberg played in Jewish wedding bands while in living in New York. Rabbi Strosberg also has served as High Holiday Cantor for his home-town synagogue, and holds the National Synagogue’s record for the longest Rosh Hashanah shofar blast.
Rabbi Strosberg has extensive experience working with youth. He served as Musical Director and Head Boys Counselor at Camp Yavneh, a pluralistic Jewish summer camp in Northwood, New Hampshire for seven years. Rabbi Strosberg also served for six years as the Upstate New York regional advisor to the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, receiving the Meritorious Service Award in 2001.
Rabbi Strosberg, a native of Schenectady, New York, received his bachelors in business administration from Yeshiva University. He also attended Hebrew University, Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim in Jerusalem, and the State University of New York at Albany.