The Jewish Observer

News from Middle Tennessee’s Jewish Community



Breaking News

With the Russian invasion now underway and multiple locations under fire, support for the Jewish community is needed urgently. Immediate and short term needs already total $20 million and include:


  • Helping people make Aliyah to Israel 
  • Securing the local community and its institutions
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations
  • Launching an emergency hotline
  • Securing temporary housing for people in transit
  • Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
  • Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs

Will you be there for our Ukrainian brothers and sisters?


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The Jewish Observer welcomes the submission of information, news items, features stories, and photos about events relevant to the Jewish Community of Greater Nashville. Please email all submissions to the Editor, Barbara Dab, at The deadline for submissions is the 15th of the month. The publication is at the discretion of The Observer, which reserves the right to edit submissions.

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Editor Barbara Dab
Telephone: 615/356-3242
Fax: 615/352-0056

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About Us


The Jewish Observer is the ONLY Jewish newspaper covering Middle Tennessee. It is published monthly by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. You’ll find news of our local congregations and Jewish organizations, interviews with interesting people as well as lifecycle events. But it doesn’t stop there. There is news of the national and international Jewish communities and, of course, about Israel. Look for special Jewish holiday issues and the annual Simchas/Celebrations, Health & Beauty, and Dining Out special sections.


Our annual Guide to Jewish Nashville is the only comprehensive listing, including contact information, of all the congregations and Jewish organizations in Middle Tennessee. It serves as a handy reference all year long.


To submit an article, to get on the mailing list, or for more information, contact the editor at The paper is mailed free to all members of the Middle Tennessee Jewish community. A subscription is available for a small fee to those who live outside the area.


Editorial Staff


Publisher - Jewish Federation

Editor - Barbara Dab

Advertising Manager - Carrie Mills

Layout and Production - Tim Gregory


Editorial Board

Frank Boehm (chair), Teena Cohen, Laura Thompson,

Scott Rosenberg, Liz Feinberg