Sarah Tuttle-Singer speaks on Zionism in the modern age

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Staff reports 

Sarah Tuttle-Singer

Sarah Tuttle-Singer, the Times of Israel’s New Media editor, is a young American expat and writer, living in Israel with her two children. 

She’ll be sharing her story with a Nashville audience on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the IMPACT Leadership Speaker event sponsored by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Tuttle-Singer will explore Zionism in the modern age and how Americans and Israelis grapple with uncertainty for what’s ahead. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Gordon JCC and will feature Israeli tapas and cocktails. To register, visit jewishnashville.org/IMPACT.

“I personally have been following her writing for a while,” said Nashville resident Tara Worthey-Segal, who is chairing a volunteer steering committee that’s organizing the event. “Her pieces address such a wide subject matter that I think many people can relate to, which is one of the reasons we thought she’d be so good for this role. I find her to be incredibly thoughtful and honest as she addresses complex issues, which is what draws me to her writing.” 

IMPACT is a community-wide event aiming to deepen the conversation surrounding our responsibility as leaders of the Jewish community in Nashville, she continued. The goal is to meet people where they are and expose them to how they can create tangible growth in our community.

“We know everyone’s time is limited,” Worthey-Segal said. “We can’t all do everything, but we all can do something. We want to talk with people about the different ways they can get involved.”

Tuttle-Singer’s involvement with the Jewish community took her and her family to Israel, but there are many ways to help create the Jewish future.

“Being part of Jewish history doesn’t just mean living it, it means helping create it,” Tuttle-Singer says in a written statement. “We are all players in this as we create Jewish history together. Israel is a small country, and it’s very much a work in progress, and being engaged is the only way to help direct its course.”

“The Jewish community has a choice for what’s next, whether it’s Israel, Nashville, your social circles, your family, or just you,” said Worthey-Segal, “You can wait and watch Judaism go by, or you can choose to be engaged, get involved, and make an IMPACT.”