Congregations June 2023


Chabad to Host tribute to the Rebbe

On June 24, Chabad of Nashville will host a tribute lunch in honor of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson of blessed memory, in commemoration of the 29th anniversary of his passing.

For more than 40 years, the Rebbe led the Jewish people towards a spiritual renaissance out of the ashes of the Holocaust and the specter of assimilation. The Rebbe revolutionized the way we think of ourselves as people. He taught us to think of the Jewish people as a single whole, as a community, in which every individual is irreplaceable, and to embrace every Jew with the same concern and devotion.

More than 29 years after the Rebbe’s passing, his presence is felt stronger than ever. His teachings continue to inspire and guide us, and his insights remains as fresh and relevant as if it were given today. Each of us is a beneficiary of the Rebbe’s inspiration in one way or another, and our lives are affected by his visionary leadership.

On the anniversary of his passing, let’s honor his life’s mission to bring goodness and kindness into this world.

We invite you to join us for Shabbat lunch, on June 24, at 12:30 PM, as we celebrate the Rebbe’s life and vision. The event will include a beautiful sit down lunch replete with Shabbat delicacies, L'Chaim, Chasidic melodies and words of inspiration, with stories and insights about the Rebbe and his inspiration and impact on our lives.

Shabbat morning services are at 10:00 and will be followed at 12:15 by a Kiddush lunch and Farbengen in honor of this occasion.

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, June 9 and 23, 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

Meet in Person for Prayer and Cholent

Chabad of Nashville is in full swing with Shabbat morning services, replete with 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.

Jewish Women’s Roundtable

Join Rebitzen Esther Tiechtel on Shabbat afternoons for the popular Jewish Women’s Circle that features discussions on values and ethics. This will take place on Shabbat day, at 12:30 PM, following a communal Shabbat lunch. This is a learning opportunity for women to gather with friends, share their wisdom, and learn from one another pearls of wisdom, based on the teachings of the Torah.

Congregation Micah


June Observer

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. Prerequisites: an open mind and an internet connection.

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.



June Events:

Holy Questions with Rabbi Joshua Hoffman, President of the Academy for Jewish Religion California: Thursday, June 1 at 10:30 AM In-Person

In our days, there are more than enough answers to respond to every challenge or curiosity. But knowing how to ask great questions is an art that the Jewish tradition has treasured for generations. Join Rabbi Joshua Hoffman to learn from the great questions of the Torah and to learn more about the Academy for Jewish Religion California, Cantor Josh Goldberg's seminary!

Shirat Hanefesh - Cantor Josh Goldberg's Installation: Friday, June 2, at 6PM In-Person

Congregation Micah invites you to celebrate the installation of Cantor Josh Goldberg. Please join us for an evening of joyous song and community on this special Shabbat service and installation of Cantor Josh Goldberg. Celebratory dinner to follow the service. Registration ended May 29, but if you're interested in attending and missed the deadline reach out to

Micah Reads: Monday, June 5 and Monday, July 10, at 7 PM on Zoom

Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the discussion on the book The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman in June and Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris in July.

Micah Minis: Saturday, June 10 at 9:30 AM In-Person

Sing and Dance with our clergy here at Congregation Micah! This family friendly Shabbat experience is aimed for ages 7 and younger, but all are welcome.

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, June 13, 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

Jewish Songwriter’s in the Round: June 29, 7 PM In-Person

Three of Music City's most talented Jewish songwriters - Cantor Josh Goldberg, Dov Rosenblatt, and Ellie Flier - perform captivating and spiritual melodies for your enjoyment.


Sherith Israel


This year, the Shul had more adult programming, including scholars in residence, tefillah workshops, and Beit Midrash, than any other year in recent memory. To add some balance, this summer, we are rolling out some family programming to help keep our kids engaged in Jewish activities and connected to the community.

JUNE 1st - Thursday night - 5:30 - 7:00pm

Open Mic night, featuring incredible talent from our community! JUNE 2nd - Friday - 5:00 - 6:00pm Family Kabbalat Shabbat with music and food! We'll meet at Elmington Park, near the picnic tables across from Shul. Kiddush, Challah, light refreshments, and a rockin' Kabbalat Shabbat with Cantor Dov and Moreh Nechemya. Bring your own instruments! Please RSVP to


JUNE 4th - Sunday - 9:30 - 11:00am

Tefillah Workshop with Cantor Dov

Dive into a deeper understanding of our daily prayers, through the lens of songwriting. Begin by learning about the meaning and context of the prayer and then turn it into a song, together with the group. Daveners of all levels are welcome. Cake and coffee will be served.


JUNE 21st - Wednesday - 5:00 - 6:00pm Parsha & Pizza For kids ages 5 and up, in the Social Hall. RSVP with the Shul office.


The Temple

June 2023 Events


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 June

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

Friday, June 2nd ~ 6:00 PM TRIBE LEADER SHABBAT

Friday, June 9th~ 6:00 PM


Friday, June 23rd ~ 6:00 PM – PRIDE & BLUE JEAN SHABBAT

Friday, June 30th ~ 6:00 PM – BLUE JEAN SHABBAT

Sha-Bonnaroo- Shabbat Service and Music Experience June 16th 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 16th, 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! You can join us in person or via zoom from

Golden Lunch Bunch

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

June 6th with entertainment by Nancy & Larry Mechem

June 20th with entertainment by John England

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


Women's Torah Study June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

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 June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

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!


June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

from 10:00 AM - Noon+

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

June 7th

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


Movies in the Park with your Temple Family

@ Elmington Park

June 1st: Minions Movie: The Rise of Gru

June 22: Lightyear

The films start at sundown (typically around 8:00pm).

Find our balloon and spread out your picnic blanket for a FREE movie night! There are games and food trucks to enjoy before the movie starts. Films are family-friendly and will be shown in open caption, so everyone can enjoy the show!


Temple Together (Jewish adults 35-50) are going to the Nashville Sounds game.

Saturday, June 17th at 6:35pm. Tickets are $15. RSVP to Sheri (


We bring the bagels, you bring the fun! LGBTQIA+ Pot Luck Brunch

Sunday, June 11th at 10:00am. Location provided upon RSVP. RSVP to Sheri (


West End Synagogue - June 2023

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

Beit Miriam Graduation

Friday, June 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the Nathan Davis Award for the Outstanding Student

Presentation of the Sandi and Bernie Goldstein Award for Community Service


Bar Mitzvah of Lucas MacBrair, Saturday Morning, June 3.


Birthday Shabbat

Join us on Shabbat morning, June 24, for a special celebration of our June birthdays. The main service begins at 9:30 a.m. and a kiddush sponsored by the synagogue will follow. Everyone is welcome.


Music and Me

Sunday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. For parents with infants and/or toddlers. Join us for an afternoon of music and movement with song leader Hera Lynn Scher Zagier. Email by Friday, June 9 to RSVP.


Sisterhood Challah Sales 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 services will be at 9:00 a.m. and Monday-Friday will be at 7:00 a.m.


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 in person (or on Zoom) at 9:30 a.m. Great davening, insightful learning of the Torah portion and a yummy (and nutritious!) kiddush lunch once services are over!


Torah study

Join us for breakfast and study of the weekly parasha with Nechemya Rosenfeld every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. following morning minyan at 7:00 a.m.

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