Around The Town

Library Pete will help PJ Library celebrate Tu’Bishvat

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by tgregory

Library Pete will help PJ Library celebrate Tu’Bishvat – the Jewish holiday known as the birthday of Trees – at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Cool Springs.   Library Pete is a puppeteer and storyteller with the Nashville Public Library.  He will be bringing his rainbow bus,

[ read more ]


Bible scholar Alter will visit Vanderbilt this month

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by tgregory

Robert Alter, a renowned scholar of Hebrew and the Jewish Bible, will make a presentation this month at Vanderbilt University titled “The Challenge of Translating the Bible.”  Alter will speak at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the reading room at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Parking is available in the Wesley Place garage at

[ read more ]


National groups for temple and synagogue administrators holds joint conference in Nashville this month

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by tgregory

Two associations representing administrators and directors of synagogues and temples around the world will hold a four-day conference this month in Nashville.  The theme of the joint conference of the National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA) and the North American Association of Synagogue Executives (NAASE) is Kulanu B’yachad, or coming together. The groups will be

[ read more ]


Panel on inflammatory bowel diseases set for Dec. 12 at the GJCC

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center will host a panel on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) next month as part of a series on health and wellness.  “IBD: What Everyone Needs to Know,” will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and is free and open to the public. The panel will include Dr. David A. Schwartz,

[ read more ]


BBYO alumni happy hour set for Dec. 28

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by tgregory

The Nashville BBYO chapter will hold happy hour for alumni of all ages from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Crow’s Nest in Green Hills. The cost is $18, which includes free appetizers and a drink.  “This is a great way for alumni to come together and socialize with one another,” said Sheri Rosenberg, local

[ read more ]


GJCC will hold Zumba sessions for special needs kids and teens

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center will hold free Zumba classes from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 for special needs kids and teens ages 11-18.  This sessions is open to those of all abilities. Music City BBG, the local girls’ chapter of BBYO, will be participating. Parents are invited to come and stay while their

[ read more ]


Annual NCJW fundraiser will honor members Fisher and Zander and Buz-A-Bus operators Bishop and Riley

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by tgregory

The Nashville chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women will hold its Ways & Means Fundraiser this month where it will honor members Lori Fishel and Barbara Zander as well as Buz-A-Bus driver and scheduler, Doug Bishop and Mo Riley. The event – Celebrataion 36: A Final Ride on the Buz-A-Bus, will be at

[ read more ]


Jewish teens invited to Election Day party at Dave and Buster’s

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by tgregory

Jewish teens from across Middle Tennessee are invited to an Election Day party at Dave and Busters’s to share a night of fun, friends and food – and learn a little about civic responsibility. The event is open to Jewish youth in grades 8-12 and is part of a national campaign aimed at bringing teenagers

[ read more ]


GJCC will host TACA art show and pre-holiday “pop up shop” by Israeli artisan in November

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center’s November art exhibits will feature the work of members of the mid-state chapter of the Tennessee Arts and Craft Association. The exhibit will run from Nov. 1-29, and a reception for the artists is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. There will be live music by Joseph Harris along

[ read more ]


GJCC Early Childhood Learning Center will hold Election Day bake sale

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Learning Center will hold a bake sale on Nov. 8 – Election Day. The sale will run from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the GJCC. All proceeds will go to support the ECLC. For more information contact renee@nashvillejcc.org.