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Community Relations Seder – ‘Justice, justice you shall pursue’

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Deepening relationships with our social justice partners sets the theme of this year’s community Seder, sponsored by the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The Seder will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at the Gordon Jewish Community Center.  The evening begins at 6 p.m. with

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Now Gen Purim Masquerade on tap for Feb. 24

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Wear your favorite cocktail-casual attire or come in costume to this year’s Purim Masquerade, sponsored by Now Gen Nashville. The event takes place on Feb. 24 at The Reserve at Fat Bottom Brewery, 800 44th Avenue North in the Nations and runs from 8-11:30 p.m. It will be the sixth year for one of Now

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Congregational News & Events – February 2018 issue

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

@ Chabad Revere Preschool to host 2 open houses The Revere Jewish Montessori Preschool (JuMP) invites young parents of the Nashville Jewish community for an open house on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m., and on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at 95 Bellevue Road, Nashville.  At the winter open house, parents will discover

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Once-confiscated Yiddish songs gain public forum at Vanderbilt

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Learn about a little-known chapter of Jewish life in “Yiddish Glory – Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II,” presented at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, Feb. 21, as part of its Jewish Studies Lecture Series.  The event takes place in the Sarratt Student Center Cinema from 7-8:30 p.m. and is free

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Israel’s King of Blues Rock comes to Nashville Feb. 17

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

The month of Adar is known to be filled with an extra dose of joy and happiness, and a month where the Jewish people have an extra measure of good luck. Haman tried to annihilate the Jewish people in Adar thinking that since Moses passed away on the 7th of Adar it would be a

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Jewish book series tackles caregivers, sports, food

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

On Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon JCC, meet Ali Katz, author of “Finding Balance While Caring for Others.” Join the author in a zen setting as she shares everyday tips to leave stress behind. Then, join author Gary Belsky and local sportscaster Rudy Kalis on Feb. 8 as they explore Gary’s new

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Synagogues in Boston, Philly make Super Bowl wager

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

(JTA) — They’re calling it the Tzedakah Super Bowl Wager. Congregation Rodeph Shalom of Philadelphia and Temple Israel of Boston are making a friendly bet on next week’s Super Bowl for charity. The synagogue from the city of the losing team will donate 18 times the point difference in the final score to the charity

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Former Nashvillian tapped for State Department post

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Communications executive I. Steven “Steve” Goldstein has been chosen to serve as the U.S. Department of State’s under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.  Goldstein, whose resume includes both private-sector and government experience, is the son of Bernie and the late Sandi Goldstein, of Nashville. His grandparents were the late Anne and Sol Goldstein

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MLK Day commemoration

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

The Jewish community came out to participate in this year’s Jan. 15 march in Nashville commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Day. The ceremonial march proceeded from 28th Avenue North and Jefferson Street to the Gentry Complex at 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard on the Tennessee State University campus, where a convocation was held. Above, marchers

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Join Nashville Israeli Folk Dancers for a round of fun

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by tgregory

Curious about Israeli dancing? Try a sampler: the Nashville Israeli Folk Dancers’ Dance and Munchies Sampler event on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Gordon JCC. No experience is necessary and there’s no charge. It’s OK to bring a friend and non-members are welcome. It’s also good exercise, accompanied by good music. The dancing takes place

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