Congregations July 2023


Chabad of Nashville

Meet in Person for Prayer and Cholent

Chabad of Nashville is a happening place on Shabbat mornings. Join community and Friends for 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 celebration in July

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 replete 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 evening, July 14 and 28, 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 on sundown on Wednesday, July 26, the eighth of Av, 7:58 PM, and lasts until the following nightfall, Thursday, July 27, 8:26 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 Wednesday night, July 26, at 8:30 PM.

On Thursay, July 27, Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad will have a Tisha B'Av Mincha Service and Torah reading at 7:00 PM and will be followed by a light break fast 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’s 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 together 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 to? 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:

Sanctuary Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6 PM

At Micah, we approach God in many ways: the inspiration of words, the beauty of sacred space, the authenticity of our intentions, and through the power of music and song. 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 5:30 PM! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are served.

Saturday Morning Torah Study: Saturdays at 9 AM on Zoom

Deep conversations about the text with thoughtful and caring people led by the clergy.

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.

July Events:

Micah Reads: Monday, July 10, at 7 PM on Zoom

Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the discussion on the book Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris in July.

The Temple-July

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 July

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

Friday, July 7th ~ 6:00 PM

Friday, July 14th~ 6:00 PM


Friday, July 28th ~ 6:00 PM – BLUE JEAN SHABBAT

Temple Songwriter's Shabbat:

For the seventh year in a row, The Temple is excited for Songwriter's Shabbat on Friday, July 21 at 6:00pm - a fun Shabbat service featuring music written by our own Temple members! This service has become a beloved tradition in our Temple community and we look forward to a night of beautiful music and pride in our Temple family.

Golden Lunch Bunch

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

July 4: No lunch, Happy Independence Day!!!

July 18: Russ Davis

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

Chevrah Torah Study

9:30AM 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

Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Join Rabbi Shapiro and learn everything you always wanted to know about Judaism in three easy lessons on the following Tuesdays in July.

July 11th, 18th, 25th

7:00pm at The Temple

Check for more information

Women's Torah Study July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 10:30 AM

Ongoing weekly women's Torah study led by Patty Marks.

Available in person at The Temple and via zoom through

Lunch with the Rabbi July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 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:

Monday Mah Jongg with Canasta

Join Us for MAH JONGG Mondays at The Temple!

July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st


Drop in for Mah Jongg. We’ll have coffee and water. Bring your friends, a card, and a set and have some fun. Mah Jongg cards and sets are available for purchase in The Temple Gift Shop.

Writers of the Lost Ark

First Wednesday of the Month

July 5th

7:00-8:00 PM

Are you looking for a creative outlet? Writers of the Lost Ark, our Temple writer’s group, 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 praise. 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.

For more information, please contact

Sherith Israel

Mrs. Smiley's Southern Style Fried Chicken Dinner

Friday Night, July 14th

Services at 6:45 pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm

Adults $20, Kids $13

RSVP with the Shul office or online

Tisha B'Av Evening Service

Wednesday Night, July 26th

Maariv and Megillat Eicha. 8pm.

All are welcome.

West End Synagogue - July 2023

For links to the following online services or programs, please email

Tisha b’Av

You are invited to observe Tisha b’Av with us at West End Synagogue. In person services will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 8:30 p.m., and Thursday July 27 at 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Birthday Shabbat

Join us on Shabbat morning, July 22, for a special celebration of our July birthdays. The main service begins at 9:30 a.m. and a kiddush sponsored by the synagogue will follow. Everyone is welcome.

Class with Rabbi Ari Bursztein

Rabbi Bursztein will be teaching a class on Tuesday mornings (July 11, 18, and 25) following minyan. This month’s topic will be, “Studying the Laws Regarding Tisha B’Av”.

Order Your Weekly Challah from Sisterhood Challah is made by Melissa Sostrin Sign up on the Google form linked below or text Jessica Kullock at 615-881-4455 by WEDNESDAY AT 9:00 p.m. each week to pre-order for pickup Friday during synagogue office hours. Flavors: Plain, chocolate, cinnamon, cinnamon raisin, zaatar, poppy seeds, sesame, bag of 8 challah rolls. Plain is $7/each, the rest are $8/each.

Shacharit (in person)

Our minyanaires are always looking for more people to strengthen the only egalitarian minyan in town! Sunday morning services are at 9:00 a.m. and Monday-Friday morning minyan is at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning minyan is followed by breakfast.

Mincha (on Zoom)

Join us for daily Mincha (afternoon Zoom only service) at 6:00 p.m., Sunday-Friday on Zoom only.

Kabbalat Shabbat

You are invited to join us every Friday evening at 6:00 pm in person for Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv services. Until August, there is no Shabbat Zoom, we will zoom only for the weekday 6:00 p.m. minyan.

Morning Shabbat services.

You are invited to join us on Saturday mornings in person (Until August, there is no Shabbat Zoom, we will zoom only for the weekday 6:00 p.m. minyan.) at 9:30 a.m. There will be great davening, insightful learning of the Torah portion and a yummy (and nutritious!) kiddus

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