The Jewish Observer

News from Middle Tennessee’s Jewish Community



Israel Crisis Fund

On the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on the people of Israel. In moments like this, Jewish Federations are there. We’re working with our partners on the ground to provide emergency assistance – and we need your help.


Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville has opened a local fund that will be sent to our partner agencies on the ground in Israel.


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Editorial Submissions

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.

Contact Us

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

Support the Observer

The Jewish Observer is published monthly for $25 per year by the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. This newspaper is made possible by funds raised in the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign. Click here to become a supporter and to receive the print edition. The Jewish Observer is a member of the American Jewish Press Association and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.


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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