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Kids, moms and dads flock to The Grand Playdate

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

NowGen hosted the first-ever communitywide playdate this summer for young Jewish families in town to have a chance to meet one another.  The event, called The Grand Playdate, was held at at Sevier Park in Nashville’s 12South neighborhood. NowGen is the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s umbrella program for events geared toward young

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Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee honors Eisenstein

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

Retired Davidson County General Sessions Judge Daniel Eisenstein has received the Louise B. Katzman Volunteer of the Year award from Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. The organization presented the award at its annual meeting earlier this summer. Eisenstein was recognized for his years of volunteer work and particularly for serving as this year’s co-chairman

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Why more Israelis are moving to the US

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

By BEN SALES  NEW YORK (JTA) — Six years ago, the Israeli government released a series of controversial ads to show its expatriates that they would never feel at home in the United States. But last year, Israeli Cabinet members lined up to address a Washington, D.C., conference celebrating Israeli-American identity. The ad campaign, which

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When American Jews fought Nazis — in New Jersey

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Whether it’s OK to confront hatred with violence is not a new topic of conversation. The question was debated in the 1930s among American Jews, who were faced with both the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and Nazi sympathizers at home. One hotbed for the debate was Newark, New

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Top travel technologies from Israel to ease your journeys

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

There are close to 300 travel-related companies in the startup nation. We chose several that are red hot. By BRIAN BLUM Israel 21 Newsletter Israelis love to travel. Whether it’s a post-army trek to South America or a family outing to the Alps, it sometimes seems there are more Israelis beyond the country’s borders than

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Crossword – Hedge Your Bets

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by tgregory

By Yoni Glatt, koshercrosswords@gmail.com  Difficulty Level: Challenging • Solution at bottom of page Note from Yoni: This is a Challenging rebus puzzle, which means that in some of the boxes there is meant to be an image, in this case the Hebrew letter Bet.                       

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CommUNITY trip to Argentina participants meeting

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 by The Jewish Observer
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Informational meeting set for Thursday, Aug. 17


Fred Zimmerman brings experience, heart to 2018 Annual Campaign

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory
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“Your thoughts, desires, and ambitions are directly involved in what we’re doing.”


Israeli teens sample life in Nashville

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory
Among the gold records at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are (back row, left to right) Lilu Tondowsky, Rachel Karp, Eden Cohen, Esther Kazakov, Carmi Shalev, Shaked Hadar, Kaitlyn Stout and Carter Koch. In front are Noa Nabet (left) and Madeleine Aikin. Story on page 3.

” We love the partnership, we love Hadera, we love you”


Community letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted on: August 1st, 2017 by tgregory

June 27, 2017 3 Tammuz 5777   The Honorable Benyamin Netanyahu Office of the Prime Minister of the State of Israel 3 Kaplan Street Kiryat Ben-Gurion Jerusalem, Israel 91919   Dear Mr. Prime Minister Netanyahu: We write to you on behalf of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and Nashville’s

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