Over 200 Israeli evacuees arrived at Nashville International Airport recently on a hastily arranged chartered flight. The group included some from the orthodox community who had little time to make plans for kosher food or housing for Shabbat. The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville was on hand along with Jewish Family Service to help organize everything from transportation to meals to home hospitality with other orthodox families. Also helping were Metro City Council members Jacob Kupin and Quin Evans-Segall, Rabbi Shlomo Rothstein of Vanderbilt Chabad, and Rabbi Saul Strosberg of Sherith Israel. It is expected that more people will be arriving from Israel on commercial flights over the next several weeks. The Jewish Federation and JFS will be assisting with their needs as well.
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