Community’s “ruach” on display as hundreds turn out to celebrate Israel Independence Day

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by tgregory

“It’s so wonderful to see every part of the community come together – especially the kids.”

Chef Joe will be manning the grill as community Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration returns to Red Caboose Park

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

3-6 p.m., Sunday, May 7

On Yom Hashoah, story of WWII sergeant who saved hundreds of Jewish POWs illustrates how “choices matter”

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory
Chris Edmonds speaks with religious school students before the Yom Hashoah ceremony at The Temple on April 23. Roddie’s Code is the organization he runs to inspire “heroic choices” through the story of his father, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds. (Photos by Charles Bernsen)

As she leaves her Foundation post for a new adventure, Herzog says she will not forget her communal roots

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

Nashville gets a visit from its P2G “cousins” from Hadera-Eiron

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory
During their visit to Nashville members of the Partnership2Gether leadership team from Hadera-Eiron visit Akiva School. Pictured from left are Shanna Wilons, Rachel Koch, Faith Haber Galbraith, Hana Sirkis-Katz, Doron Rubin, Dorit Zini, Maya Shoham, Shlomit Zimring, Harriet Schiftan, and Adi Ben Dor.

“For me, Partnership is the way to build the Jewish people.”

Congregational News & Events – May 2017 issue

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory
American-Israeli comedian Benji Lovitt

At Vanderbilt, it was seders, seders and more seders

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory
Students perform a skit during a seder for Chi Omega, Delta Tau Delta, and Zeta Tau Alpha at Vanderbilt University’s Schulman Center for Jewish Life. It was one of 18 seders sponsored by Vanderbilt  Hillel that drew almost 700 people. (Photo by Sharie Derrickson)

In all there were 20 seders large and small that drew more than 1,000 people.

PBS show documents how advanced archeological techniques helped verify Holocaust escape story

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory
Jews digging a trench in the Ponar Forest in which they were later shot and buried. (Photo courtesy of Yad Vashem)

The documentary is set in and around Vilna.

Young chef is one of several trying to make Ashkenazi food cool

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory
Jonathan Posner, center, works with co-chefs Quincy Ream, right, and Garrett Skyhardt, at Aviv, Posner’s Passover pop-up restaurant in Chicago. (Photos by Aleya Cydneys)

The platter, served during Passover, contained a green, a bitter herb, an egg and matzah. But it was no seder plate.

Health & Beauty section – May 2017

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

Optique: Offering innovative treatment options for Dry Eye Disease Dry eyes affect 14 percent of the population ages 48-91 in the United States.  The severity of Dry Eye Disease (DED) varies widely, according to various studies. Some people suffer from dry, itchy, burning eyes, while others have eyes that constantly tear. But those with this

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