Around The Town

GJCC hiring for the summer

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center has a number of job openings for the summer. They include  • Camp counselors positions for high school junior and seniors from May 30 – July 29. • Swim Instructors – we’ll train. • Outdoor pool desk staff. re positions (be over 18).  • Part-time fitness floor staff • Part-time

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Free skin cancer screenings at the JCC

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

Dr. Michael H. Gold and his medical staff will talk about skin cancer on Wednesday, May 10 at the Gordon Jewish Community Center.  The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. and will include free skin cancer screenings. Gold, a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, is founder of the Gold Skin Care Center. 


GJCC offering boot camp for daddies

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center is offering a 5-week, 15-session workout program for men who want to get in shape in time for Fathers Day.  Led by instructors Danny Hirtler and Kris Lezetc, the Fit for Fathers Day program will feature high intensity cardio and strength training with TRX, RIP trainer, bodyweight exercises and free

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Nashville teens invited to take part in day of Jewish youth service on April 30

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

As many as 60 Nashville teenagers are expected to take part in 13th annual day of service for Jewish youth on April 30.  Those who participate will be joining about 13,000 other Jewish youth in 20 communities around the world in J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish youth.  The Nashville J-Serve project is

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Art on the West Side will feature work of Wernick, Dohrer, Moberg and 40 others

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Local and regional artists will display and sell their works this month at the fourth Art on the West Side, a juried art show at the Gordon Jewish Community Center.  More than 40 artists – painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, clay and fiber artists, wood turners and glass artists – will be on hand to speak

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Oratorio featuring Cantor Fishbein will be part of musical program of LGBT-inspired works

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Cantor Tracy Fishbein of The Temple will be the soprano soloist for the U.S. premier this month of “Codebreaker,” an oratorio by composer James McCarthy about the life and work of mathematician and cryptologist Alan Turing.    “Codebreaker” will be presented twice as part of Mapping Stars, a two-day program of works created and inspired

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Planning underway for second Akiva reunion on Thanksgiving weekend

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Following a well-attended first reunion in 2015, a second all-class Akiva School reunion is being planned for the Saturday evening, Nov. 25, two days after Thanksgiving.  The event will be at the school, and all alumni are invited, no matter how long they attended. The reunion is not a fundraiser and there is no cost

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GJCC launches Jewish Author Series

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center kicked off its Jewish Author Series on December 14 with chef and comedian, Robert Rosenthal. Rosenthal’s presentation included snacks from his cookbook and a comedic talk on all things food.  Afterwards, he signed books for guests. Upcoming speakers in the series include:  • Chef and restauranteur Joyce Goldstein, 1 p.m.

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Nashville Teen Selected for Core18 Fellowship in Israel

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by tgregory

Samuel Jacobson, a 2016 graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and congregant and former teacher’s aide at West End Synagogue, has been selected to participate in the JerusalemU Core18 Fellowship Program.  The Core18 Fellowship brings together natural leaders and ambitious thinkers to address the challenges currently facing Jewish students on college campuses today. Its goal is to

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Diabetes support group will hold first meeting at CSI

Posted on: December 31st, 2016 by tgregory

Now that challenges of holiday foods and rich desserts are over, a community-wide holistic diabetes support group is forming at Congregation Sherith Israel to help diabetics and their family members with matters related to food, menus, nutrition and more.   Headed by Polina Vorobeychik, a licensed dietitian nutritionist with a master’s degree in public health, the group will have

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