April 2022

Chabad of Nashville 

Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad happenings in April 2022 

Rabbi Tiechtel to complete Tractate of Talmud

There is an ancient and widespread custom for the firstborn to fast on the day before Passover. This fast commemorates G-d's kindness towards the Israelite firstborn; when G-d slew all the Egyptian firstborn males He spared their Jewish counterparts. 

This fast is treated leniently. Thus, if there is a festive meal held that in connection with a mitzvah, for example, the celebration of a circumcision or of a siyum (the completion of a tractate of the Talmud) the firstborn son participates in the meal rather than fasting. It is therefore customary to arrange for a Siyum, which is the completion of the study of a tractate of the Talmud to take place in the synagogue after morning prayers on the fourteenth of Nissan. The firstborn sons who are present (and anyone else who is interested in enjoying some refreshments) participate in this festive meal and, having broken their fast, are free to eat for the rest of the day. 

On Friday morning, April 15, the morning before the Seder, Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel will be making a Siyum, celebrating the completion of 121 pages on the Talmud of Pesachim, following the morning service at Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad. It will be followed by a light breakfast snack thus giving the firstborns the opportunity to partake in a meal of a Mitzvah and permitting them to break the fast of the first born.  

 For more information go to www.chabadnashville.com 

Chabad to host Family Cliff Notes Passover Seder and a Kabalistic Seder 

Chabad of Nashville invites the Nashville Jewish community to its 19th annual Community Passover Seders, which will take place in the ballroom of the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life 

Participants will experience the freedom of Passover the way our ancestors did when they left Egypt 3,334 years ago. Chabad will host two different types of Seder on the first two nights of Passover. 

 On Friday, April 15, at 7:00 PM, Chabad will host A Cliff Notes Family Friendly Seder. It will be an interactive family Seder, a warm, fun and thought-provoking event, which includes a Passover Experience in a royal setting, handmade Shmurah Matzah for each Seder participant, an abundance of exquisite wines for every palate, an elegant dinner, which will include authentic gefilte fish, Bubbe’s Passover Brisket, and an array of salad and side dishes, catered by one of Nashville’s premiere chefs.   

 On Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 PM, Chabad will host A Chassidic Seder for the Inquisitive Mind. This will be a full Chassidic Seder with many insights into the Haggadah and various Chassidic tales and melodies, and a Seder feast. This Seder will delve into the deeper meaning and dimensions to the Passover Exodus. 

 Both seders will take place in the Bernard Ballroom at the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life, 95 Bellevue Road, and will be catered by one of Nashville’s premiere chefs 

 Reservation for each seder can be made at www.chabadnashville.com. Chabad will also be offering free gift boxes of shmurah matzah, the traditional hand-made round matzah for all who would like to celebrate Passover with the ancient biblical Matzah, by calling Chabad at (615) 646-5750

 Chabad to host the Moshiach Seudah 

Passover begins with a meal and now ends with a meal. On the last night of Passover, on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 PM, Chabad will host the Moshiach Seudah (the Messiah’s meal). All are invited for the traditional feast, inspirational stories, songs, matzah & four cups of wine. In anticipation of the future redemption with Moshiach. 

Instituted by the Baal Shem Tov 300 years ago, the traditional Moshiach’s meal includes the eating matzah and the consumption of four glasses of wine, toasting to a futuristic era of redemption. The Baal Shemtov would make a festive meal at the close of the holiday, dedicated to the coming of Moshiach. Since then Jews throughout the world come together on the last day of Pesach to celebrate this unique custom. For more information visit www.chabadnashville.com 


 Sell your Chametz with Chabad for Passover 2022 

According to Jewish Law during Passover all types of Chametz (leavend foods) are prohibited to be owned any one of the Jewish faith. So, what is one to do with all of the leavened food in their home during Passover? The rabbis in ancient biblical days have come up with a solution. One can authorize their rabbi before Passover to sell their Chametz to a non-Jew, who is permitted to own it during Passover. After the holiday is over, the Chametz is sold back to the rabbi, and one is permitted then to benefit from it. Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel at Chabad of Nashville is offering to sell the Chametz of anyone wishing to fulfill this special tradition for Passover, thus taking Passover 2019 to the next level. To participate, visit chabadnashville.com/chametz to fill out the online form.  

Get your own personal Shmurah Matzah for your Seder

Chabad of Nashville is giving out a free Passover Shmurah Matzah for your Seder. Simply email your name and contact information to chabdnashville@gmail.com and you will receive your free Matzah gift box for your Seder. 

Shmurah Matzah from Israel can also be purchased in one-pound boxes from the Chabad office at $36 per pound. For more information call Chabad at 615-646-5750/ 


Passover Puppet Palooza on Shabbat Mornings at Chabad  

Jewish children's programming at Chabad of Nashville has been in full swing. Jewish storyteller, Jenny Nissenson, brings the weekly Parsha and Jewish Holidays to life through puppetry and song with Esther Tiechtel, in an engaging Shabbat service for young audiences. Teens are invited to take on leading roles in the Shabbat Kids programs.  

Jenny has been designing arts-enrichment curricula and creating educational programming for children for many years. She is dedicated to bringing the magical stories and traditions of Judaism to life through puppets, music, dance, and art. Her mission is to foster creativity, broaden imaginations, and make learning fun. Esther has been involved in Jewish Education for over 25 years and has earned her certification from the Ohel Chana Werdiger Institute in Australia and from the International Montessori Council.   

The special Passover Puppet Palooza will take place on Shabbat, April 23 at 11:00 AM, and all children from across Middle Tennessee are invited to participate. No membership or background knowledge is required to take part in the Shabbat Puppet Palooza. Following the program, the children will sing Adon Olam with the congregation, and will then join a festive Shabbat lunch.   


Congregation Micah 

Congregation Micah - an inclusive, innovative synagogue exploring and celebrating Jewish life - is committed to building community and repairing the world! We offer creative and diverse ways to live a Jewish life in Tennessee and beyond, using the rich beliefs and practices of Progressive Judaism as our foundation. Visit our 30+ acre campus or access our virtual programs from our website, www.congregationmicah.org. Like us on socials: Facebook and Instagram @MicahNashville; sign up for our e-blasts; learn and pray with us in-person or on YouTube, Zoom, and our Livestream. In our tent, there is room for everyone! 

Weekly Events: 

Mah Jongg: Tuesdays from 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM 

Join our players for an afternoon of mah jongg fun in the social hall! For more information, contact Paula: pgkwn@comcast.net

Schmooze & Views: Thursdays from 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM on Zoom and in-person 

At Micah, we keep politics off the pulpit but not out of the building. Share your views in a round-table discussion on current events facilitated by Rabbi Flip and Dr. Bob Smith. 

Saturday Morning Torah Study: Saturdays at 9 AM on Zoom 

Deep conversations with thoughtful and caring people led by Rabbi Flip. 

Sanctuary Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 PM 

At Micah, we approach God in many ways: the inspiration of words, the beauty of sacred space, and the authenticity of our intention through the power of music and song. This spring, we feature Music Director and Cantorial Soloist, Ms. Lisa Silver as she is set to retire this June. Join us in-person or virtually for services this month that will be as diverse as they are engaging, as moving as they are participatory. Come early and schmooze with us outdoors under our tent starting at 5:15! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

April Events: 

Micah Reads: Monday, April 4th, and Monday, May 2nd, at 7 PM on Zoom 

All are welcome for a Zoom discussion on the book The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel in April and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander in May. Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the conversation for this community-wide event. 

Sculpture Dedication: Sunday, April 10th, at 10 AM 

We invite the community to join in celebrating the unveiling and dedication of our newest statue. This piece was lovingly imagined by Micah members Frances Cutler Hahn and George Hahn and was designed by sculptor Theresa Dyer. The magnificent and moving work of art depicts two young children fleeing from oppression and will be used as an educational opportunity for our Micah students and students from all over the community. 

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, April 12, at 10:30 AM In-Person 

Have you ever wondered who was on 3rd base when Bobby Thompson of the New York Giants hit “the shot heard ‘round the world” to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951? Find out the answer to this question and many more when you join Martin Light and other Micah members for an hour of sports trivia on the second Tuesday of every month. Questions? Contact Martin at martylight@aol.com

Women’s Passover Experience: Tuesday, April 12, at 7 PM 

Join Rabbi Laurie, Lisa Silver, Julie Greenberg, Rabbi Shana Mackler, and Cantor Tracy Fishbein for this opportunity to infuse the Passover narrative with a woman’s voice and experience, while putting a spotlight on modern-day slavery. Featuring guest speakers and a Thistle Farms Marketplace. All are welcome. RSVP by April 8th at www.congregationmicah.org/pesachwomen. This event is made possible with a grant from the Jewish Federation and is in partnership with the Temple and NCJW. 

First Night Passover Seder and Shabbat Experience: Friday, April 15, at 6 PM 

Dinner includes a full celebratory meal, including all the traditional Passover trimmings. We kindly request that each family bring their own Seder plate. Register by April 10th at www.congregationmicah.org/seder

“Who Wrote the Bible?”: Saturday, April 23, 9 AM on Zoom 

Rabbi Laurie welcomes Rabbi/Dr. Josh Garroway, Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies and Professor of Early Christianity and Second Commonwealth at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Explore current scholarship on biblical authorship and the implications for Reform Jews.  

Want to take this relationship to the next level? Apply for membership! For more information, contact Mindy Drongowski at mindy@congregationmicah.org 


Sherith Israel 

Congregation Sherith Israel will once again be hosting two community seders, April 15, and April 16, beginning at 7:15 pm and 7:45 pm respectively. 

Additionally, we will be offering Seders in Box in conjunction with Sova catering. For more information, please call the Shul office or visit us online at www.sherithisrael.com 

Weekday Minyans:  

Shacharit - 6:30 am  

Maariv - 7:00 pm  

Shabbat Services  

Kabbalat Shabat - 5 minutes before sunset  

Cantor's Class - 8:00 am  

Shacharit - 9:00 am   

Babysitting and Groups - 9:15 am  

Kiddush Lunch - 11:15 am  

Study Programs  

Kids Cheder - Tuesdays at 4:00 pm  

Bass Medrish - Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm  

Torah Class with Rabbi Saul - Thursday mornings at 9:00 am  

 Visit www.sherithisrael.com for more information  


The Temple  

April 2022 Events 

All programming can be accessed via thetemplehub.org  unless noted to be in person 

Pirkei Avot: Jewish Wisdom for Today's World 

Every Friday from 5:00-5:40 PM  

Get ready for Shabbat with a little text study!  Each week we will study a piece of wisdom from Pirkei Avot, The Ethics of our Ancestors, an ancient Jewish text still relevant in our own times. 
Available in person and via zoom.  

Lunch with the Rabbi  
Thursday, April 7th, 14th, and 28th from 12:00-1:00 PM 

Engage with Rabbi Schiftan and guests in a discussion of currents and important issues from a Jewish perspective. 

Available in person and via zoom.  Zoom Room: thetemplehub.org 

Women's Torah Study 

Every Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM 

Ongoing weekly women's Torah study led by Patty Marks. Available in person and via zoom through thetemplehub.org 

Shabbat Schedule for April 

Our Shabbat Services will be held in person at The Temple. Please reserve your spot via thetemplehub.org.  You can also watch via zoom from thetemplehub.org.  

Friday, April 1st ~ 6:00 pm  

Friday, April 8th ~ 6:00 pm  

Friday, April 15th  ~ 6:00 pm–  No service due to the first night Passover Seder 

Friday, April 22nd ~ 6:00 pm –  

Friday, April 29th ~ 6:00 pm  

Chevrah Torah Study 

 9:30a.m. on Saturdays  

Join us for our weekly Torah study on the portion of the week, led by the clergy. You can join us in person or via zoom from thetemplehub.org 

 Golden Lunch Bunch 

Will meet at Temple from 11:30-1:00pm on April 5th and 19th 

RSVP to Anna Sir at 615-354-1686 or via email at helpinghands@jfsnashville.org 

Let Everything That Breathes Praise God! 

A Celebration of Jewish Music 

Presented by the Belmont University School of Music and including the Belmont Chorale, University Singers and String Chamber Orchestra, featuring Cantor Tracy Fishbein from The Temple. 

Sunday, April 10 at 3:00pm 

McAfee Concert Hall, Belmont University 

Free and Open to the Public 

Are You Looking for a Creative Outlet? Join Writers of the Lost Ark!  

“Writers of the Lost Ark” meets the first Wednesday of each month currently via Zoom. This is a safe, supportive, and no pressure environment to share your creative ideas whether they be stories, songs, poems, or prose.  The group is open to all regardless of how little or how long you’ve been writing. Those curious to find their creative side are welcome as well. Wednesday, April 6th~ 7:00-8:00 pm For more information, please contact ninapacent@bellsouth.net. Go to thetemplehub.org for Zoom info. 

10th Grade Confirmation Service   

Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00a.m. at the Morning Shabbat Service.  

Available in person and via zoom via thetemplehub.org 

Tot Shabbat –Get Ready for Passover!   

Saturday, April 9th @ 10:00a.m.  (for families with children up to age 6)  These opportunities offer families the chance to celebrate Shabbat with their young children in a creative way. For more information and to join in, please visit thetemplehub.org or www.templenashville.org 

Welcoming Wellness presents Breaking the Bonds of Shame: a compassionate conversation about drug use, abuse, and overdose with Megan Barry  

April 4 @ 7:00pm  via zoom accessible through thetemplehub.org 

Passover @ The Temple 

For more information about Passover at The Temple, please visit thetemplehub.org or templenashville.org 

Making Passover Meaningful for Interfaith Couples & Families 

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 PM on Zoom – All are Welcome If you are hosting, attending, or even prepping for Passover this year, join us for this workshop.  Join Rabbi Michael Shulman as we discuss the traditions, foods, and rituals of this important holiday.  By the end, you’ll be ready for a wonderful Passover experience with your family and friends! 

RSVP on thetemplehub.org/passoverprep 

Saturday, April 9th @ 10:00a.m.  

Tot Shabbat –Get Ready for Passover!  (for families with children up to age 6) These opportunities offer families the chance to celebrate Shabbat with their young children in a creative way. For more information and to join in, please visit thetemplehub.org or www.templenashville.org 

Tuesday April 12th at 7:00pm- Women’s Seder 

Join Rabbi Shana Mackler, Cantor Tracy Fishbein, Rabbi Laurie Rice, Lisa Silver and Julie Greenberg for this opportunity to infuse the Passover narrative with a woman’s voice and experience, while putting a spotlight on modern-day slavery. Featuring two guest speakers, Assistant District Attorney Sarah Wolfson Butler and a survivor of human trafficking. We will also feature a Thistle Farms Marketplace.   

All are welcome. RSVP by April 8 at https://congregationmicah.shulcloud.com/form/pesachwomen 

This event is made possible with a grant from the Jewish Federation and in partnership with the Temple and NCJW. 

Saturday, April 16th at 6:00pm - Second Night Seder In-Person & Virtually  

We hope you’ll join us at The Temple for this festive family-friendly evening. Adults - $35, Children (3-11) - $10 ~ Non-member guest - $45. RSVP no later than April 11th  

Go to thetemplehub.org to RSVP 

Wednesday, April 20th LGBTQ+ Seder In-Person at The Temple at 6:00pm 

More details on thetemplehub.org 

Friday, April 22nd -Yizkor at 5:00pm followed by Shabbat Services Both In-Person at The Temple or virtually via thetemplehub.org 


West End Synagogue  

For links to the following services or programs, please email office@westendsyn.org 

Introduction to Judaism Class with Rabbi Kullock is back in person! 

Join us every Sunday from January 9th - May 1st, 2022, from 9:30am – 11:00am 

For more information contact Linda Sisselman @ linda@westendsyn.org 


Join us for in-person morning minyan!  

Sunday services will be at 9am and Monday-Friday will be at 7am 

Daily Mincha/Maariv service depending on Daylight savings times 

Join us for daily Mincha/Maariv on Zoom only. 

Kabbalat Shabbat

You are invited to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on Fridays in person or on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. 

Morning Shabbat services.

You are invited to join us Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in person or by zoom. 

Talmud class on Tuesdays 

Rabbi Joshua Kullock teaches a Talmud class on Tuesdays at 7:30am. 

Torah class for Women: 

Join Rabbi Joshua on the first Wednesday of each month at 11am via Zoom  
(call for details) 

Torah class for Men: 

Join Rabbi Joshua the second Thursday of each month at 12pm. 

Seniors - Lunch & Learn is Back! 

April 27th – Learn with Community Schlicha Noam Harari 

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm for Lunch 

Contact Linda Sisselman @ linda@westendsyn.org 

Pesach 5782 - Schedule 

Friday, April 15 (before Pesach) 

7am Morning Minyan 

7:30am Learning session with R. Joshua followed by breakfast  

Friday, April 15 (Pesach) 

6pm Kabbalat Shabbat followed by communal Passover Seder in the Social Hall 

Seder catered by Goldie Shepard: 


Kids 6-12…………………..$30.00 

Kids 3-6…………………….$15.00 

Under 3……………………..free 


Please RSVP to: linda@westendsyn.org by April 7, 2022 

Saturday, April 16 

9:30am Shacharit for Shabbat and Pesach #1, followed by Kiddush lunch 

6pm Mincha for Shabbat and Pesach #1 (in person) 

Sunday, April 17 

9:30am Shacharit for Shabbat and Pesach #2, followed by Kiddush lunch  

6pm Mincha for Shabbat and Pesach #2 (in person) 

Monday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 20 

7am Shacharit for Chol haMoed Pesach (in person) 

6pm Mincha - Maariv for Chol haMoed Pesach (on Zoom) 

Thursday, April 21 

7am Shacharit for Chol haMoed Pesach (in person) 

6pm Maariv for Pesach #7 (in person) 

Friday, April 22 

9:30am Shacharit for Shabbat and Pesach #7, followed by Kiddush lunch 

6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat for Pesach #8 

Saturday, April 23 

9:30am Shacharit for Shabbat and Pesach #8 (with recitation of the Yizkor), followed by Kiddush lunch 

6pm Mincha for Pesach #8 (in person) 




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