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Federation annual meeting includes elections and reports of its impact and ongoing initiatives

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by tgregory
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“I can’t thank the Federation enough for providing this opportunity.”


Agenda at Federation’s annual meeting includes award for Ben Russ and reports on important initiatives

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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“Ben was selected because of his commitment to the Nashville Jewish community.”


CSI’s new prayer reflects contemporary political circumstances

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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Shaul Kelner had long been troubled by the Ha-noten Teshu’ah, the prayer for the government…


“Shalom Y’all” – new CD is a collaboration between Akiva students and local music industry professionals

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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“I loved seeing the students get excited about the recording process.”


Rabbi Finkelstein leaving Nashville for position with Jewish day school in Los Angeles

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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“While we are excited for this new adventure, it is also very bittersweet.”


Israeli doctors build ties to Nashville on P2G exchange trip

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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“There’s something unique about the bond these trips create between American and Israeli Jews.”


Joining in A Caravan for Peace

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
Rabbi Laurie Rice of Congregation Micah was one of 30 U.S. rabbis, imams and evangelical Christian pastors who took part last month in An American Caravan for Peace, a multi-faith conference in Abu Dhabi aimed at building bridges among the Abrahamic faiths. The photo was taken at Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque.

Ten rabbis, 10 imams and 10 evangelical ministers board planes to Abu Dhabi.


The 3 cancers Jews need to worry about most — and how to reduce the risks

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
Israel has become a hub for cancer research, including at this lab at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. (Photo by Keren Freeman/Flash90)

The perils are particularly acute for Jewish women.


New Yorker’s Mankoff picks his favorite Jewish-themed cartoons

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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Bob Mankoff has been the cartoon editor at The New Yorker for 20 years.


President’s Memo: Reflections on the annual meeting

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by tgregory

By Lisa Perlen As you sit down to read this, we will have celebrated and commemorated the “Yoms” – Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day), and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). All three were remarkable community events that represent just a small sample of the programming that the Jewish Federation of

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