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Federation speaks out against Murfreesboro mosque vandalism

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory
Abbie Wolf, Federation community relations director, condemns vandalism at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

“We – all of us, all children of creation – are all responsible for one another.”


Vanderbilt Hillel reaches out to whole university family

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

Vanderbilt Hillel announces the first Vanderbilt Community Shabbat Experience on Friday, Aug. 11. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Hillel will now be planning several events throughout the year specifically for the staff, faculty and employees of Vanderbilt University and the Medial Center as well as their

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Congregational News & Events – August 2017 issue

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory
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KiKi Evans named head of new Jewish Montessori Preschool

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

KiKi Evans has been chosen as the new director of the Revere Jewish Montessori Preschool to open this fall on the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life, 95 Bellevue Road in Nashville. “We are excited about the future and confident we have found the right leader in KiKi to make the Jewish Montessori Preschool of unparalleled academic

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All Things Seniors – August 2017 – Advertorials

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

Content for this section provided by advertisers.   Son talks about working with Aging in Place Services Aging in Place Services asked a recent client if we could spotlight their move for this Senior Issue.    We began by meeting with Steve and surveying the new apartment. He had a clear list of what furniture

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Area students help bring AEPi house to UT’s fraternity row

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at the University of Tennessee has achieved a dream that started in the fall of 2014, to have a house on fraternity row on the Knoxville campus, the group said in a news release.  The group includes Nashville students Jacob Geltzer, Noah Geltzer, Jake McCoy, Ed Revere, Jonathan Stout and

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Area bicyclist to ride in Israel as IDF Friend

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

This fall, Michael Dobrin will trade Middle Tennessee’s hills for Israel’s dramatic terrain when he participates in third annual cycling tour of Israel organized by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). The tour goes from Eilat to Jerusalem and takes place Oct. 20-26. Dobrin is a member of West End Synagogue and the

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Nashville NCJW welcomes new program director

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

Abbey Benjamin has joined NCJW, Nashville Section as its new program director. She will partner with volunteers and members so that the group can build upon its previous activities and projects. “After a year of evaluating our needs for professional partnership and what model makes sense for our section in this moment, we are so

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B’nai B’rith Social Unit Installs New Officers

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

B’nai B’rith Social Unit #5508 installed its executive committee for the 2017- 2019 term at its annual meeting held on June 25.  The executive committee consists of new officers Paula Kirwan, president; Tom Rice, programming vice president; Jill Grothe, membership vice president; Bill Rosen, secretary; and Gayle Lipp, treasurer; along with Joyce Fox, immediate past

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Jewish cultural festivals to rock the rest of your summer

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

By JTA Staff (JTA) – Summer is in full swing, but it is not too late to catch the action at various Jewish cultural festivals around the world. Yiddish Summer Weimar, in Weimar, Germany and nearby Erfurt, began last month but continues through Aug. 12 and will feature performances, workshops and cultural tours. Below are

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