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On behalf of the CEO Search Committee and the Federation board, I am pleased to announce that Rabbi Dan Horwitz will be joining the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville as CEO, beginning August 1, 2023.


Dan’s proven record of building engagement based on Jewish values, and extensive experience as a charismatic Jewish educator, fundraiser, and non-profit executive, make him an outstanding fit for this leadership role. We are thrilled that he will be bringing his creativity and energy to Jewish Nashville.


Dan is moving to Nashville from metro Detroit where he most recently served as rabbi at a 900+ family synagogue. Prior to that, Dan served as the CEO of the Alper JCC in Miami. Dan was the Founding Director and Rabbi of The Well, a Jewish outreach organization geared to the needs of Millennials, and has previous experience with Moishe House International. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University along with a JD and a Masters degree from the University of Michigan. He also holds Masters degrees in Jewish Studies and in Jewish Education from Gratz College and Hebrew College, respectively, and is an ordained Rabbi.

Dan will be joined in Nashville by his wife, Miriam, and their three school-aged children.


We invite the community to meet Rabbi Dan Horwitz, incoming CEO, at the 2023 Annual Meeting on June 7, at 7:00 pm at the Gordon JCC Pargh Auditorium. Please RSVP HERE.


I’d like to thank the members of the search committee for their dedication, commitment, and energy throughout the search. The diverse committee reflected a broad spectrum of our community and worked very hard to ensure that we found a visionary candidate who embodies our values and goals. We are all tremendously excited about what Dan will bring to our growing and evolving Nashville Jewish community, and we look forward to innovative growth under his leadership. 



Dr. Leslie Kirby, President and CEO Search Committee Chair