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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Saturday, April 13, 2024
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Nashville Rabbis Report on Their Mission to Israel

In mid-January nine of Nashville’s rabbis representing each of the five local congregations, traveled to Israel on a mission to bear witness to the atrocities of the October 7 terrorist attack. The group toured one of the kibbutzes that was destroyed, met with families of hostages, and volunteered to package food for families and soldiers. The attendees also witnessed the donation by Bernie and Maria Pargh of two ambulances for Magen David Adom. 

Upon their return, The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville hosted a community wide program for the rabbis to share their stories and reflections. The panels was moderated by Rabbi Mark Schiftan, with introductory remarks by Federation CEO Rabbi Dan Horwitz.  

The rabbis who participated in the mission were: Dan Horwitz, Shana Mackler, Joshua Kullock, Laurie Rice, Philip (Flip) Rice, Mark Schiftan, Michael Shulman, Saul Strosberg, Itzchok Tiechtel. Also participating in the mission were Bernie Pargh, Pam Kelner, CEO of Jewish Family Service, and Shai Rice.  

To see a recording of the rabbi’s report, visit this link: https://youtu.be/jup-ODMgT-U?si=QSLxMnaS4ZMn19x1 

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