Alan Cherney, president

Doctor Alan Cherney is President and Chairman of the board of Tackling Torah, Inc. He is also, luckily, married to the CEO. When he is not saving lives in the middle of the night at a center city Philadelphia emergency department, he enjoys spending time with his family. His two other loves in life are food and travel, in no particular order. On his days off, you can find him meticulously planning and booking his next family vacation or researching Philly’s best new restaurants.


Rachel Opsal, secretary

Rachel currently works as an attorney in New York City defending the rights of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. Rachel graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Jacobs Burns Ethics Center in the Practice of Law Award and has been honored as a Super Lawyers Rising Star several times. When she's not in the courtroom, Rachel enjoys running, baking, reading, and traveling. She does all of those activities with her husband and son except for running--her husband doesn't understand why she enjoys running and her son is too little! One of Rachel's passions while an undergraduate at Binghamton University was planning events for Hillel that were inclusive and welcoming to all students, so Rachel is excited to join the TacklingTorah Board!


Kimberlee Bachman, social media specialist

Kimberlee is thrilled to be on the board of Tackling Torah. She is currently a product marketing manager for Toast, the fastest growing restaurant technology platform. She has experience across different marketing functions-- product, content, and social marketing, and market research. When she's not working, she's doing yoga, running, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She received her MBA and Masters of Sociology from Boston College and her Bachelors from Brandeis University and is actively involved in both alumni networks. Previously, she was on the Young Leadership Board for Combined Jewish Philanthropies focused on fundraising.