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Family histories: Shaindel’s courageous journey

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Last fall marked the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Nashville community member Avi Poster joined countless others in paying homage to the stories of family members who escaped the ravages, repression and cruelty of 20th century Russia as well as so many other places.  He wrote that his family’s brave escape from Russia in

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Jewish Film Festival breaks attendance records

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

By FRAN BRUMLIK Managing Director, NJFF Thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors and involved audiences, the 2017 Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) was a spectacular success.  With a varied selection of films, ranging from mockumentaries to documentaries and features, the 15 films shown over a three-week period played to enthusiastic and involved audiences.  We

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Learn about ethical wills at Jan. 9 Hadassah event

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

At the next Hadassah dinner meeting, Ruth Lebovitz presents “The Ethical Will, a Bridge to Connect the Values Between Generations.” The meeting takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at Anatolia Turkish Restaurant, 48 White Bridge Pike.   Ruth Lebovitz, B.A., M.Ed., J.D., is a past president of Hadassah and writes a monthly

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Jewish, African-American communities join together in Journey for Justice

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

By MARY JONES Community Relations Committee Speaking in November 2016 about a troubling current of tension within the new civil rights movement, David Bernstein, who heads the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, said, “To have a friend, you have to be a friend. How do we influence anyone’s views if we’re not part of the

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PJ Library picks local girl for book-review team

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Ilana Hanai, daughter of Sara and Ramin Hanai, will be helping select books for other children to read through the PJ Library program. She was chosen late last year to be on the PJ Our Way National Design team.   You could say PJ Library runs in the family, since mom Sara is the former

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Nashville Jewish Social Justice Roundtable sets agenda for 2018

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

The Nashville Jewish Social Justice Roundtable (JSJRN) is a recently organized progressive Jewish voice within the broader Nashville Jewish community committed to exploring and supporting solutions that advance the principles of democratic pluralism, religious freedom and social and economic justice on the national, state and local levels. Our work reflects the profound historic commitment of the American

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Brook joins NJFF as volunteer co-director

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

The Nashville Jewish Film Festival is proud to announce that Jamie Brook has agreed to serve as a volunteer co-director of the Nashville Jewish Film Festival. Jamie joins Laurie Eskind, Jackie Roth Karr, Cindy Moskovitz, and Loretta Saff, all longtime co-directors. Jamie introduced the film “The History of Love” at the 2017 festival, has been

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Teens host unforgettable Shabbat featuring Jack and Sara Beth Cohen

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

By SHERI ROSENBERG BBYO/Teen Director Nashville BBYO in conjunction with the Tennessee Holocaust Commission was honored to welcome Jack and Sara Beth Cohen as part of BBYO’s ‘Global Shabbat’ campaign last month.  Through the campaign, thousands of teens in hundreds of communities across more than 20 countries – from across North America to the Balkans

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Simchas & Celebrations 2018 – Advertorials

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Green Hills Hampton Inn: Making your out-of-town guests feel at home Complete confidence that out-of-town guests will feel right at home is a primary concern for every host or hostess, no matter what the social event. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills specializes in just that: making our home their home-away-from-home while they attend your special

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF NASHVILLE AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE WELCOMES PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STATEMENT ON JERUSALEM

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by The Jewish Observer

“The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee welcomes President’s Trump formal recognition today of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. At the same time, we appreciate the President emphasizing that the final status of Jerusalem along with other matters related to a future peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians

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