Simchas & Celebrations 2018 – Advertorials

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Green Hills Hampton Inn: Making your out-of-town guests feel at home

Complete confidence that out-of-town guests will feel right at home is a primary concern for every host or hostess, no matter what the social event. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills specializes in just that: making our home their home-away-from-home while they attend your special event.

We are a boutique-style select service hotel in the heart of Green Hills’ fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment district. We can offer both comfortable standard rooms and spacious residential king suites with fully furnished kitchens.

We provide your guests with complimentary cost-saving services and amenities that other hotels often add to their bills. Our rate includes free parking, internet access, local calls and our highly praised daily breakfast buffet with hot items. The facility offers a computer center, fitness facility, and laundry services for the convenience of guests during their visit.

The atrium-style sixth-floor Belle Meade room offers a dynamic view of the Green Hills area, perfect for bridesmaid luncheons, rehearsal dinners, receptions and birthday parties. To keep your visitors entertained during those free times of your special event, we are in walking distance of the Mall at Green Hills, 15 restaurants and a 16-screen cinema.

Contact our sales department to learn how we can help relieve some of the responsibilities so you can better enjoy your next social event. Find out more at .


With Cura, Bubby and Zeyde can join the party and thrive at home

Every celebration improves when cherished loved ones arrive. Unfortunately, those same celebrations diminish with the thought of frail Bubby missing the event.

Cura for Care, Nashville’s new exclusive home-care agency, offers professional staff who bring more than caregiving to their clients – they bring class and an engaging lifestyle. Much more than assistance with daily activities, Cura professionals schedule lunch and outings with friends, exercise programs, attendance at community activities including the JCC, museums, the library, and shopping.

At locally owned Cura, professional care partners provide exceptional care including personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal planning, medication management and attending doctor’s visits. We help with errands and transportation under the watchful eye of an assigned care manager. Our professionals receive specialized training in caring for individuals living with memory loss and a host of other conditions.  

Cura offers customized care to meet the needs of the individual developed through a free, no-obligation in-home consultation. Cura also offers safe-home assessments, family support and education in developing strategies for how to best deal with the changing needs of seniors and individuals released from hospitalization.

The unique Cura Family Page provides secure, password-protected web-based pictures, stories and updates for out-of-town children and family, as well as maintaining communication with the medical team to ensure the best possible care. 

Schedule a no-obligation consultation by calling Mary at Cura offices, (615) 522-5265, or visit us online at to read client testimonials and receive client references


Silver anniversary plus one for Goldie Shepard Catering

Goldie Shepard Catering has been serving the Nashville Jewish community for 26 years.

If you were to ask Goldie about her business, here is what she would tell you:  “I love my customers.  I especially love the seniors. I love the students at Vanderbilt Hillel.  Most of all I love watching my Bar and Bat Mitzvah kids grow up.”

When it comes to Goldie Shepard Catering, there is no event too small.  She will always accommodate a Bris or Shiva even if it is last minute since occasions such as this are very important to her.

If you ask anyone whose event was catered by Goldie – and there are many –  you will always hear, “She’s the best!”

 There’s a reason her business has been thriving for more than a quarter century and why she is still making a lot of kugel!


Belle Meade Premium Cigars offers gifts for special occasions

For smoking aficionados, Belle Meade Premium Cigars is the choice place to buy that special someone a gift that will make their Simcha even more delightful.

The smoking of cigars has continued to become more and more popular and Belle Meade Premium Cigars sells some of the finest cigars, gifts, pipes and tobacco related products to be found in Nashville. “We proudly sell premium cigars for those who have the finest tastes,” said Uyen Tran, an owner.

Belle Meade Premium Cigars selects cigars that offer the best flavor, burning and aroma characteristics. They choose cigars which have been manufactured with the highest standards in aging and fermentation.

Belle Meade Premium Cigars is locally owned by Joe Vetvong, Uyen Tran and Jeff Watson, longtime friends who opened the store together in November 2004.

Run by Vetvong’s wife, Uyen Tran, the shop offers numerous varieties of cigars and customers don’t even have to leave the store to sample their purchases. The store is complete with a smoking lounge and a private “members only” room where cigar connoisseurs can relax and smoke. 

“We strive to provide excellent customer service,” said Uyen Tran. “Our humidor, a room with constant humidity and ideal temperature for cigars, is sizable with an excellent selection. Our staff is quite knowledgeable and helpful, and we have a passion for fine tobaccos.” 

Belle Meade Premium Cigars offers many accessories for cigars, including cutters, lighters, travel humidors and cases, as well as pipes and quality pipe tobacco.

When asked for advice for other entrepreneurs, Uyen Tran stressed that customer service should be everyone’s top priority. 

Belle Meade Premium Cigars is at 4518 Harding Rd. and on the web at Call (615) 297-7963 for more information.


RED Spirits & Wine offers variety of fine wines from Israel

Wine is culture, history and celebration and nowhere more than Israel.  Israel has been called the cradle of the wine world and has recently embraced this title as much as ever.  

Once only producing regionalized kosher and sacramental wines, Israel has moved to production of boutique and internationally recognized bottles.  In comparison to other major fine-wine producing countries, Israel produces small quantities; however, the quality is now exceptional and considered on par with those of Europe and America.  

The ancient history of wine making in this region is fascinating but the modern era started with France’s Baron Edmund de Rothschild building Rishon Le Zion and Zichron Ya’acov in the 1890s. These wineries were later donated to the cooperative called Carmel that still remains a major producer in Israel.   

This century has seen boutique wineries and fine wines continue to grow in production and popularity in the major regions of the Galilee, Samson and Judean Hills.  Producers are experimenting with grapes and using modern techniques that have been embraced by Israel’s new wine culture and export countries like the United State. Though many producers are still making kosher wines such as Golan Heights Winery, Galil Mountain and Yatir, the emphasis has shifted to the art of wine.   

If you have never tried fine wines from Israel, they are worthy of your consideration. Many selections are available in Nashville, and RED Spirits & Wine is committed to keeping them available to you.  


Caterer Bobbie Limor will help orchestrate a delicious special occasion

I am a classically trained musician, having played with the Nashville Symphony for nine years. I taught ‘cello for many years and I loved being part of the Nashville music scene. However, as our family grew, I wanted to do something else that had more flexible hours while still allowing me to be creative. When Alex and I entertained, I always got great feedback for the meals that I prepared and served. I have always enjoyed cooking and have continued to take classes and improve my skills throughout the years.

I began my catering business about 30 years ago when my children were small, so I could still be there for them when I was needed. At one time, I drove a 12-passenger van:  having a vehicle that large was wonderful for our family, ideal for catering and I was the most popular mom when it came time to drive for school field trips!

I love to cook and I love helping the families with whom I work have a wonderful and memorable event or simcha. I know how much fun entertaining can be when the details are taken care of and one can just enjoy their own party. 

Making your event a huge success is my goal.  I work in all the congregations and for the Jewish agencies in Nashville. I have catered lunch/dinners for 10, weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvot, and events for 1,000. I want your party to be everything that you have dreamed it would be and I will do my best to ensure the success of your event. I would be honored to work with you and your family.

I hope that we can chat soon about your upcoming event. I look forward to meeting you!!

Please call me, Bobbie Limor, at (615) 479-2934.


Carrie Mills Designs: Customized art for your special occasion

Carrie Mills, fashion designer, illustrator, and Parsons School of Design alumna, creates customized art for your special occasions.  

How wonderful for a bride to own a one-of-a-kind illustration marking her once-in-a-lifetime day or a portrait of the happy couple who just became engaged.

What about the gift of a personalized mixed media beautiful collage forever commemorating a loved one’s life or a special occasion?

Invite Carrie to create a piece of art in her unique and elegant style that will be celebrated in the moment and passed down for generations to come.

Make your special day even more memorable with an original work of art highlighting your special moment or a loved one’s life. It makes for a truly original, great wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, anniversary or birthday gift. For more information please visit or call (615) 210-5044.


Turn to Ess & Fress for flavorful special occasions

Ess & Fress is a kosher-style catering company, offering delicious Jewish cuisine in Nashville.  Owned by Dvora Davidson and co-operated by her and mother Goldie Morris (formerly of Goldie’s Deli), Ess & Fress combines over 30 years of professional restaurant experience to offer both traditional Jewish-style dishes and other specialties according to your liking.  The brick-and-mortar location may be gone, but the specialties Nashville has grown to love are alive and well through Ess & Fress Catering!

We focus on preparing food for all of the holidays and are available for private parties, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, basically simchas of all types, large or small.

What can we do for your special occasions? We can prepare anything from deli trays to boxed lunches, sit-down dinners to custom buffets fit just for you. Take the stress off of yourself and put Ess & Fress to the challenge. 

For additional information, like our Facebook page @essandfress, find us on Instagram @essandfresscatering and also be sure to check The Observer regularly for ads and seasonal offerings.  Contact Dvora by e-mailing:


Dr. Todd A. Rubin brings orthopaedic practice to Nashville

Planning a wedding and recently suffer from a hand, wrist or elbow injury? Wrist pain after hoisting a loved one during the hora? Having difficulty slipping on your engagement ring due to finger swelling or pain? Whatever the injury or problem may be, it is usually best to have it evaluated by a dedicated physician who specializes in the field. 

Dr. Todd A. Rubin is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who treats disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He utilizes current concepts in medicine to deliver compassionate and personalized care.  While many patients are often hesitant to meet with a surgeon, most injuries are able to be treated conservatively with activity modification, splinting, local injections, or oral medications. Occasionally, an injury is severe enough to warrant surgical intervention, though all options are evaluated with a focus on the patient’s goals and overall expectations. 

Dr. Rubin completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York followed by a combined hand fellowship in orthopedic surgery and plastic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and NYU. He recently moved to Tennessee with his wife who is a native Nashvillian. 

Please contact our office today  to set up a same-day or next-day consultation. 

Call 888-366-8894.


Zeitlin and Co., Realtors: Helping with one of life’s most important decisions 

As you celebrate big milestones, your housing needs may change, and we are here to assist you. 

Zeitlin and Co., Realtors is Nashville’s premier real estate company. Whether you are moving across the country or across the street, to a downtown loft or a suburban dwelling, our team of professional associates can ease the transition with their extraordinary knowledge and customer service. 

The real estate transaction is one of the most important decisions you make from two perspectives: quality of life and financial reward. So we are intently focused on maximizing both aspects for every buyer and seller. This requires a commitment to responsive service for the client’s present needs, while building a lasting relationship that will allow us to be there for you, your families and colleagues for life. 

Visit us online at .


Franklin and Lana Pargh want to be your real estate team 

Buying a new home is one of life’s biggest milestones. It’s an exciting time, but in today’s Nashville real estate market, it can also be very stressful. You may have interest in a home, but by the time you blink, it’s sold to someone else.  

With Franklin and Lana Pargh as your Realtors, you can rest assured that you will not only find the home that is right for you but also that the experience will be as painless and stress free as possible.  

The dynamic duo, with over 16 years of combined experience in real estate and architecture, will offer expertise, a firm grasp of Nashville’s market trends, strong relationships with other Realtors and dedication to understanding your unique needs. 

 Another important factor in today’s market is making just the right offer at just the right time. With Franklin and Lana Pargh as your Realtors, don’t be surprised if the home you end up buying never even goes on the market. Plus, they will help you determine the absolute best offer that will position you to spend no more than necessary to prevent the home of your dreams from slipping away. Now that’s something to celebrate! 

 So treat yourself to a new home this year, with the knowledge, experience, support and guidance from Nashville’s favorite Realtors, Franklin and Lana Pargh. Call or text Franklin at (615) 351-7333 or Lana at (615) 504-2685.


Embassy Suites offers convenient location, room to relax

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville at Vanderbilt  is a full-service, all-suite hotel located in the heart of Midtown and Music Row, less than two miles from downtown Nashville. We are also within walking distance of over 30 restaurants and venues.  All rates include complimentary WiFi, complimentary made-to-order breakfast each morning and a complimentary evening reception featuring cocktails, beer, wine, sodas and light snacks.  

Each suite features a separate bedroom and living room area along with a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker and sleeper sofa.  Complimentary shuttle within two miles of the hotel, based upon availability daily. Nominal parking fees apply. All suites were renovated last year with new beds, furniture, drapes, wall coverings and all-king suites with larger, ceramic tile walk-in showers.

The Embassy Suites Vanderbilt specializes in catering meeting and social events for up to 100 guests.  The perfect location for your next rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch, bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvah or holiday party. Your guests can also enjoy our indoor sauna and whirlpool.  We offer a Romance Package at a nominal fee that includes; chocolate covered strawberries, a champagne split and late checkout.  

Mention this ad and receive up to 20% off best available rates for groups of 10 rooms per night or more.  Based upon availability at the time of booking; some blackout dates may apply. 

Plan your next event by calling 615-277-4966 or e-mailing at