August 2022

Chabad of Nashville 

Meet in Person for Prayer and Cholent

Chabad of Nashville is a happening place on Shabbat mornings for friends, Shabbat morning services, replete with joyful prayer, kavanah, simcha and great energy.  

Join Chabad on Shabbat mornings at 10:00 AM for prayer and Torah reading, inspiring learning and a weekly sermon, followed by a hot cholent, freshly baked Challah, a gourmet buffet lunch, and a weekly farbrengen with some friendly L’Chaim. 

Chabad to host two TGIS celebrations in August 

Start your Shabbat off right with good friends, great conversation, and excellent kosher cuisine, all seasoned with the perfect amount of spirit and joy. TGIS is a Club Med Shabbat: An all-inclusive Shabbat experience. Enjoy a Friday night Shabbat dinner with traditional dishes, blended with spirited singing, a Chasidic tale, and a chance to meet some wonderful new people. TGIS will be held on Friday evenings, August 12 and 26, at 6:30 PM at Chabad of Nashville. 

There is no cost to attend the TGIS Shabbat experience, however, we kindly request that you RSVP by letting us know you will be attending at 

 Congregation Beit Tefilah to hold Tisha B'Av Memorial Service 

The Jewish Memorial Day, The Fast of the Ninth of the Jewish month of Av, Tisha b'Av, marks the end of a three-week period of mourning during which our people remember the series of events that led to the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem and the destruction of our people's first Temple on that date in the year 586 BCE. 

Tisha B'Av is on Shabbat this year, and the fast is therefore postponed for Sunday, the tenth of Av. The fast starts at sundown on Shabbat, the ninth of Av, August 6, 7:47 PM, and lasts until the following nightfall, Sunday, August 7, 8:15 PM. During this time-period we fast, eschew pleasurable activities, and lament the destruction of the Holy Temple and our nation’s exile. 

On the eve of Tisha B’Av, we gather in the synagogue to read the Book of Lamentations. Tallit and Tefillin are not worn during the morning prayers. After the morning prayers we recite Kinot (elegies). We put on the Tallit and Tefillin for the afternoon prayers. 

To commemorate this day, Congregation Beit Tefilah will hold a Tisha B’Av Memorial Service with the reading of the Book of Lamentations, known as the Book of Eicha by candlelight. This will take place on Saturday night, August 6, at 8:45 PM. 

On Sunday, August 7, Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad will have a Tisha B'Av Mincha Service and Torah reading at 6:45 PM and will be followed by a light breakfast after dark. For more information or to learn more about Tisha B'Av go to

Torah and Tea - for Women by Women 

Join an all-woman Torah and Tea leadership study group every Shabbat, following the sit down lunch, at congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad, at 1:00 PM. The study group is led by Rebetzen Esther Tiechtel, who teaches with wisdom and wit, and embraces each participant with warmth and friendship. 

Torah and Tea will bring you this tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of clear and engaging weekly classes. Probing the ideas and issues related to the modern Jewish woman, these classes will offer timely lessons -from the most timeless of all texts. 

Join with fellow women from the Nashville community, for inspiring Torah study, warm camaraderie, hot tea and delicious refreshments! 

Looking for a Chavrutah study Partner? 

Looking for a study partner? Wanted to learn with someone but don’t know where to turn? Call Chabad of Nashville and we will set you up with your own personal study partner, where you choose the topic and text, and reach great heights in your spiritual journey of life. 

Email, with your name and email address, and include the topics and text that you would like to study, and we will set you up with a study partner, that will add to your purpose and meaning in life. 

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, Like us on socials: Facebook, Twitter, 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 fun in the social hall! For more information, contact Paula:

Schmooze & Views: Thursdays from 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM 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 about the text 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, and through the power of music and song. This summer, come hear our new Cantor Josh Goldberg! 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 starting at 5:15! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

August Events 

Micah Reads: Monday, August 1st, at 7 PM on Zoom and In-Person 

All are welcome for a Zoom discussion on the book Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland. Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the conversation for this community-wide event. Kindly RSVP at 

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, August 9th, 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 

Sherith Israel  

 Join us for these and other fall events at Sherith Israel: 

August 28 Family fun day at Beech Bend Amusement Park 

September 9-10 Fall Shabbaton with Rabbi Yissoschor Katz 

September 17 Evening of Music  

October 1 Jewish Bluegrass Concert: Kol Kahal 

 Visit for more information    

The Temple  

August 2022 Events

All programming can be accessed via 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 at The Temple and via zoom.  

Zoom Room: 

Shabbat Schedule for August 

Our Shabbat Services will be held in person at The Temple. You can also watch via zoom from  

Friday, August 5th~ 6:00 pm –Tribe leader shabbat-Our Tribe Leaders will be honored for their leadership. 

Friday, August 12th~ 6:00 pm  

Friday, August 19th~6:00 pm- Camp Shabbat with S’mores and Camp Shabbat Tunes  

Friday, August 26th ~ 6:00 pm –Blue Jean Shabbat 

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 at The Temple or via zoom from 

Shabbat Morning Service 

August 6th at 11:00AM 

Join our clergy for a peaceful Shabbat Morning Service on Saturday, August 6th at 11:00AM in the Chapel. Challah and Wine/Grape juice will be served upon the conclusion of services.  

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 at The Temple and via zoom through 

Lunch with the Rabbi  

Thursdays, August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 

Lunch at 11:30AM 

Program12:00-1:00 PM 

$15 per person for lunch 

Engage with Rabbi Danziger and guests in a discussion of current and important issues from a Jewish perspective. 

RSVP on or by calling the Temple at 615-352-7620 

Available in person and via zoom.  

Zoom Room: 

Golden Lunch Bunch 

Will meet at Temple from 11:30-1:00pm on 

August 2nd & August 16th 

August 2nd- Meet and Greet with Rabbi Danziger   

August 16th – Bill Sleeter 

RSVP to Jamie Maresca at 615-354-1686 or via email at 

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, August 3rd- 7:00-8:00 pm 

For more information, please contact 
Go to for Zoom info. 

Next Dor Potluck Picnic in the Park 

Saturday, August 27th at Centennial Park  

Bring a snack or drink to share.  

Email Sheri at with any questions.  

Jewish Country Artist Joe Buchanan Havdalah Concert 

August 27th at 4:30pm at The Temple 

The Temple is thrilled to welcome musical artist Joe Buchanan for a Havdallah concert!  

Learn more about Joe at 

See for more information.  

West End Synagogue - August 2022 

For links to the following services or programs, please email 


Join us for in-person morning minyan!  

Sunday services will be at 9 a.m. and Monday-Friday will be at 7 a.m. 

Daily Mincha service depending on Daylight savings times 

Join us for daily Mincha, Monday – Friday and Sunday on Zoom only. 

Kabbalat Shabbat You are invited to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on Fridays in person or on the West End Live YouTube Channel at 6:00 p.m. 

Morning Shabbat services. You are invited to join us Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in person or on the West End Live YouTube Channel 

Join us for a Special Screening of the Documentary 

Saturday Night, September 17 @7:35 pm 

Maariv & Havdalah 

Followed by dessert and the Documentary “Upheaval” @8:00 pm 
Selichot Services will begin at 9:30 pm 
RSVP to 

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