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From the Federation – New JFNA trustee Aron Karabel already impacting debate on Jewish religious diversity in Israel

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Just a few minutes after being elected to the board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America, Aron Karabel was already playing a major role in the umbrella organization’s policy making process.  Aron, who serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, stepped forward to the

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It’s not Hanukkah without latkes at the J

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Hanukkah starts the evening of December 12th and the Gordon JCC hosts its annual Hanukkah Fest on Sunday December 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us for dinner with homemade latkes, sufganyot (donuts), photo booths, and music and children’s activities by Mr. Jack and Mr. Steve.  This  Hanukkah event is not to be

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Sharing With Sharon – For the Festival of Light, reflections and connections

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

By SHARON BEN AMI Community Shlicha With Hanukah, our Festival of Lights, just around the corner, I wanted to describe a few sources of light:  1. באנו חושך לגרש‘Banu chosech legaresh’/‘We came to the scare off the darkness’ I remember November 4, 1995 very vividly. I was sitting on my parents’ couch, watching TV in

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Congregational News & Events – December 2017

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

@ Chabad Pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop  Chabad of Nashville will be partnering with The Home Depot to offer a Pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop at the Bellevue Home Depot, 7665 Highway 70 South, on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 4-5 p.m.  The event will unite children and their families from across the spectrum of the community in a joyous

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Pedaling from Eilat to Jerusalem for the benefit of Friends of IDF

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

By Michael Dobrin In October, I participated in the 2017 Cycling Tour of Israel, sponsored by Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF). More than 30 riders from 14 different states participated.  The tour was an amazing opportunity to connect with the land of Israel and the IDF soldiers who defend it. Cycling gave us

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Temple/Gordon JCC civil rights journey set for March 2018

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Save these dates – Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18, for a bus tour of Southern Civil Rights landmarks.  The weekend of travel is being organized by The Temple – Congregation Ohabai Sholom and the Gordon Jewish Community Center. An Etgar 36 Tour Guide will lead the journey. During the trip, participants will learn

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Remembering the Refuseniks: Helping Jews behind the Iron Curtain

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Starting in 1970, a total of 1.5 million Jews left the Soviet Union, closing the door on a history of persecution that bridged the czarist and Communist regimes. But the process was not easy.  Grassroots efforts outside the Soviet Union eventually led to a more organized approach with varying degrees of success until the late

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Be a kid again at Gordon JCC Big Night Out Jan. 20

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Save the date – Saturday, Jan. 20 – for some of the best fun since your Bar or Bat Mitzvah: Big Night Out 2018 at the Gordon JCC.  The theme of the 2018 event is “Party like it’s your Bar Mitzvah.” It starts at 6:45 p.m.; wear cocktail attire. The money raised at Big Night

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Sherith Israel hosts Lenny Solomon as musical scholar in residence

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Sherith Israel is thrilled to host Shlock Rock founder and lead singer Lenny Solomon for a musical shabbaton on Friday and Saturday,  Dec. 1 and 2.  The legendary Shlock Rock band was founded in 1986 by Solomon as both a Jewish rock band and as an educational tool to deepen and promote Jewish pride and

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Join in birthday celebration for Frances Kaminitz

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Please join us for Saturday morning services on Dec. 16 at West End Synagogue to mark a milestone for a beloved community member.  We will be celebrating the 95th birthday of Frances Kaminitz, longtime Nashville resident and former office manager of the Jewish Community Center.  •