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Annual CRC Seder on March 14 will focus on social justice

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory
Photographs for Mayyim Hayim Web Site.

“Unmet Promises: Building a Just Community” begins at 6 p.m.


April 2 Musical “Freedom Song” will present Passover story in the context of recovery from the slavery of addiction

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory
“Freedom Song” juxtaposes one family’s Passover seder with personal stories of addiction in a 12-step meeting.” (Photos courtesy of Beit T’shuvah)

A Big Night Out

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory
Volunteer members of the audience were an integral part of the show when stage hypnotist Ricky Kalmon headlined Big Night Out, the Gordon Jewish Community Center’s annual fundraiser. About 250 people attended the Jan. 21 event, which also include a silent auction and dinner by Goldie Shepard Catering. Big Night Out raised more than $70,000 for the GJCC. (Photos by Sharie Richardson)

Big Night Out raised more than $70,000 for the GJCC.


Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

Congregation Micah holds its fifth annual seder for women at 7 p.m. on April 4 when it will host women from the Islamic Center of Nashville and Thistle Farms, a business that is run by and employs women with histories of substance abuse and prostitution. Rabbi Laurie Rice will lead “A Women’s Seder,” which will

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Community Relations Communiqué – Recalling strong Israeli women

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

By Adi Ben Dor  In many countries, including the United States, March is “Women’s History Month,” when we highlight the historical and social contributions of women and celebrate their achievements.  In Israel, the history of women’s rights goes back to the days before the establishment of the State. In 1897, the World Zionist Organization declared

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A preview of “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus”

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

By Mark S. Freedman One of the top priorities of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and its Community Relations Committee is to work to combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the general community and more specifically on college and university campuses. There has been an alarming increase of anti-Semitic activity on

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Chabad will open Jewish Montessori preschool beginning with the 2017-2018 school year

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

Chabad of Nashville announced last month that it will open a Jewish preschool that will use the Montessori education method.   The Revere Jewish Montessori Preschool will provide care and learning for children 18 months to 6 years old beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The school, which has received zoning approval, will be housed in

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Home & Garden 2017

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

Ess & Fress Catering: Bring back kosher favorites from Goldie’s Deli plus more  Ess & Fress Catering is now offering kosher food services to Nashville and the surrounding areas. Owned by Dvora Davidson and co-operated by her and mother Goldie Morris (formerly of Goldie’s Deli), Ess & Fress is offering both traditional Jewish style dishes

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In defending Israel, new strategy calls for embracing critics as well as cheerleaders

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

By Ben Sales   NEW YORK (JTA) — Oppose the settlements? You’re one of us. Believe Israel should control the West Bank indefinitely? Come right in. Criticize Israel’s Chief Rabbinate? Welcome home. Think Israel should privilege Orthodox Judaism? Sure, why not? That’s the approach advocated in a new strategic plan released last month to combat

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Letters to the editor – March 2017 issue

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by tgregory

To the editor, On March 5, a film produced by American for Peace and Tolerance will be shown at the Gordon Jewish Community Center. The topic of the film – anti-Semitism on college campuses – is important in its own right.  If you go, however, be aware that just six years ago, the same organization

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