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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Saturday, April 13, 2024
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March Mitzvah Madness is Coming, Join the Team

Ever since I started at the Federation, I have heard wonderful things about the spirit of volunteerism of Jewish Nashville (as befits the capital city of the Volunteer State). I have been told about these remarkably executed events called “Tzedakah Tzunday,” where community members would come together to reach out and lock in support for another year for our Annual Campaign. Due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing staff leadership at the Federation, major volunteer opportunities like this haven’t been possible in recent years. 

To help sustain our community into the future, we are bringing back the Tzedakah Tzunday model in a renewed form. On March 17th from 9am to 4pm at the Gordon JCC, we will be hosting

March Mitzvah Madness, a volunteer driven phone-a-thon to get a jump start on the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville’s 2024 Annual Campaign. We hope those who have volunteered in the past will join us again to reach out to our community and ensure their support for the upcoming year. We also hope to attract a new generation of volunteers who are passionate about calling on their community to show up and be counted. As Maimonides says, those who collect charity on behalf of the community shine bright like the stars in the sky! 

And yes, there will be a basketball theme to this event. Taking place on the NCAA College Basketball tournament’s Selection Sunday, March Mitzvah Madness will be a fun day featuring kosher snacks, custom Jewish Nashville jerseys (!), and friendly competitions to see which “teams” of volunteers can bring in the most donations. To volunteer, please visit jewishnashville.org/marchmitzvahmadness.  

We look forward to assembling the team and scoring big for Jewish Nashville. If you are unable to volunteer, look out for our call on March 17th. 

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