Congregations June 2022

Chabad of Nashville 

Celebrate the 3334th birthday of the Ten Commandments 

Have you ever been to a 3334th birthday celebration? Chabad of Nashville invites the Nashville Jewish community to celebrate the 3334 birthday of the Jewish nation on Shavuot 2022. 

The Holiday of Shavuot celebrating the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai 3334 years ago, has become a celebration of fine dairy cuisine as well. Exquisite cheesecakes, pesto pastas, lasagna, soufflés and of course cheese blintzes all take center stage during this ancient celebration. Some suggest that this has contributed to the renewed popularity this holiday has seen. 

On Shavuot, in the year 2448, the Jewish nation gathered at the foot of Mount Sinai to receive the Torah from G-d, men women and children. Also present were the souls of all Jews of all generations to come. Every year on the Holiday of Shavuot this revelation is re-experienced during the reading of the Ten Commandments in the Synagogue. “It is a de ja vu experience for the soul, to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments, on the anniversary that it was given to our ancestors at Mt. Sinai, said Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel, of Chabad of Nashville.” 

It is of great importance for every family to attended Synagogue on Shavuot together with their children, to listen to the reading of the Ten Commandments, as the children played a critical role in our receiving the Torah. When G-d gave the Torah to the Jewish people, He gave it on the condition that the young boys and girls will be the guarantors.  

Shavuot will be celebrated this year, from the evening of June 4 through June 6. The Ten Commandments will be read at Chabad of Nashville, at 95 Bellevue Road, on Sunday, June 5, at 5:30 PM 

Following the reading of the Ten Commandments, a delicious dairy buffet dinner will be served, including blintzes, pastas, pizzas, and a special Ten Commandments Ice Cream Party. All are welcome to come and celebrate as a community, and there is no charge to attend. For more information about Shavuot at Chabad please visit or call 615-646-5750

Yizkor Memorial Service on Shavuot 

The Yizkor memorial prayer for the dearly departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year: On the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, Yom Kippur and on Shmini Atzeret. Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad will hold the Shavuot Yizkor Memorial Sevice, on Monday, June 6, at 11:15 AM in the Doochin Sanctuary at the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life. 

Yizkor, in Hebrew, means "remember." In this prayer, we implore Gd to remember the souls of our loved ones who have passed on.  When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loves ones, bringing merit to the departed souls. 

The recitation of Yizkor is also linked with the mitzvah of a pledge to charity (prior or following the holiday) in memory of the deceased.  By giving charity, we are performing a positive physical deed on their behalf in this world, something that the departed can no longer do.  The soul gains additional merit through the good deeds impacted through their memory. 

YIZKOR is observed in three ways: 

1) Light a Yahrtzeit (24-hour) candle in memory of your relatives who have passed away.  Candles are available at Chabad if you need. 

2) Give charity in memory of the person(s).  How much should you give?  As a general rule, think of an amount that you are comfortable giving, and then add $18. (In Jewish tradition, the number 18 symbolizes life.)  

3) Remember your loved ones by mentioning their name(s) at the YIZKOR service.  

If, for whatever reason, you cannot attend the Yizkor Memorial Service, you may e-mail the names of your loved ones to and Chabad will mention the names on your behalf. 

Meet in Person for Prayer and Cholent 

Chabad of Nashville is in full swing with Shabbat morning services, including joyful prayer, kavanah, simcha and great energy. Join us on Shabbat morning at 10:00 AM for prayer and Torah reading followed by a hot cholent, freshly baked Challah and some friendly L’Chaim. 

Chabad to host two TGIS celebration in June 

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, May 10 and 24, 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 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 spring, we feature Music Director and Cantorial Soloist Ms. Lisa Silver as she is set to retire this month. 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. 

June Events 

Micah Reads: Monday, June 6th, and Monday, July 11th, at 7 PM on Zoom and In-Person 

All are welcome for a Zoom discussion on the book The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert in June and The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross in July. Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the conversation for this community-wide event. Kindly RSVP at 

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, June 14th, 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

Mental Health Matters: Beads of Courage Strand for Strength and Remembrance Workshop: Wednesday, June 15th, at 12 PM 

Join Rabbi Laurie and Toni Jacobsen in this creative arts program using symbolic beads that become metaphors of remembrance. For more information or to RSVP, email Toni at

Grandparents Shabbat: Friday, June 10th, at 6 PM 

We welcome grandparents and grandchildren for a special intergenerational service celebrating the grandparents in our community. 

Board Installation Service: Friday, June 17th, at 6 PM 

We install our newly-elected Board members and honor our outgoing, as well as award the recipients of the Micah Mensch award.  

Pride Shabbat Service: Friday, June 24th, at 6 PM 

Join us for a special Shabbat Service where we not only say farewell to Ms. Lisa Silver, but we also show our support for the LGBTQ+ community.  

Sherith Israel 


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 for more information   

The Temple  

June 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 and via zoom.  

Zoom Room: 

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 

Shabbat Schedule for June 

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

Friday, June 3rd~ 6:00 pm - Steve Riven will speak at service about the Jewish-Christian Relations Initiative at Belmont University 

Friday, June 10th ~ 6:00 pm –Honor Noam Harari for her three years of service to our community and congregation 

Friday, June 17th  ~ 6:00 pm- Honor Anna Sir and Sha-Bonnaroo Shabbat service & Music Experience  

Friday, June 24th ~ 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 

Farewell to Noam Harari  

June 10th at 6:00pm.  

Please join us as we say a fond farewell and express our gratitude to Noam Harari our community schlicha, emissary from Israel for her wonderful three years of service to our community and Temple during our Shabbat Service on June 10th.  

You can join us in person or via zoom from 

Sha-Bonnaroo- Shabbat Service and Music Experience & Help us Honor of Anna Sir 

June 17th at 6:00pm 

Did you miss out on buying your ticket to this year’s sold-out Bonnaroo music festival?! Never fear, because The Temple is bringing Sha-Bonnaroo to you! Now in its 8th year, Sha-Bonaroo has become one of our favorite Shabbat services of the year! On Friday, June 17th, we’ll join together for a groovy Shabbat experience featuring upbeat, contemporary music, and some of our Temple’s own musical rock stars. Come dressed in tie-dye and prepare for a rockin’ good time! 

At this Shabbat we will also honor Anna Sir, for her time with the Golden Lunch Bunch and the Jewish Family Service’s Senior Friends during our Sha-Bonnaroo Shabbat Services on Friday, June 17th and during a festive Oneg to follow.  

You can join us in person or via zoom from 

Shavuot & Yizkor Program 

Join us for Shavuot, where we will celebrate the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai with study, prayer and song….and cheesecake!  

Sunday, June 5th 

Shavuot Study Program from 9:30-10:30AM 

Shavuot Yizkor Service at 11:00AM 

Followed by a festive brunch 

Please RSVP for brunch by Wednesday, June 1st at 

Golden Lunch Bunch 

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

June 7th and June 21st 

June 7th Entertainment: Bill Sleeter 

June 21st Entertainment: Nancy & Larry Mechem 

RSVP to Anna Sir at 615-354-1686 or via email at 

Nashville Pride 

Saturday, June 25th at 11:00am & Sunday, June 26th at 11:00am 

Stop by The Temple booth and say, “Hi!” at the Nashville Pride Festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park  

Next Dor’s Torah on Tap 

June 1st at 6:00pm  

East Nashville Beer Works- 320 E. Trinity Lane 

The young professionals group Next Dor’s next event will be “Torah on Tap” with Rabbi Mackler. This event will be a time to ask Rabbi any questions you have, connect with old and new friends, and learn something new! No RSVP Required! Snacks and your first beet are on The Temple!  

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, June 1st~ 7:00-8:00 pm 

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

West End Synagogue 

June 2022 

For links to the following services or programs, please email 


Join us for in-person morning minyan!  

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

Daily Mincha service depending on Daylight savings times 

Join us for daily Mincha 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. 


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