Congregations -November

Chabad of Nashville

New Fall Course on Monday evening on Biblical Tales

During the winter and spring of 2022 Chabad of Nashville offered a most successful course on the Biblical Book of Samuel that was attended by many students from a cross spectrum of the Nashville community. Due the great success of this course and by a great demand from many participants, Chabad will be presenting a new series of Biblical Tales of Kings, Warriors and Prophets, on the Book of Kings. This will take place over two semesters, fall of 2022 and winter of 2023, on Monday evenings, beginning October 31, at 7:30 PM.

For more information or to register go to or call 615-646-5750

Chabad to host two TGIS celebration in November

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, November 11 and 25, 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 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.

BLT – Bagels, Lox and Torah

Join friends for a morning of Bagels, Lox and Torah on Sunday, November 6, at 10:00 AM, in the Bernard Ballroom at Chabad of Nashville.

Partake in a delicious spread of bagels, lox, cream cheese, and freshly brewed coffee as you learn Chasidic insights into the weekly Torah portion. Nourish your Mind, Body and Soul with BLT at Chabad of Nashville. RSVP at

Get Your Authentic Sufganiyot right here in Nashville

Jelly donuts are one of the most symbolic dishes of Chanukah, but have you ever wondered how that came to be? Of all the delicious fried foods to nosh on — fried pancakes, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, schnitzel — how did the jelly donut, or sufganiyah rise to popularity?

Every culinary culture has a doughy pastry fried in oil, a local version of the doughnut. Jews are no exception. Wherever Jews have lived throughout history, they’ve made a tradition of creating a special Chanukah version of fried dough to celebrate the Miracle of Oil. Ashkenazi Jews emigrating from Germany brought the Sufganiyot tradition to Israel in the 1930s.

This year Chabad of Nashville will be offering the opportunity to order Sufganiyot (authentic Jelly donuts) for your Chanukah celebration. All order can be placed at, and are to be made by November 18, 2022. Who can resist these fluffy pillows of dough this Chanukah. These always fly off the table. Make sure to get one before they’re gone!

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, and the authenticity of our intention, 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 5:15! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be 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 roundtable discussion on current events facilitated by Rabbi Flip and Dr. Bob Smith. 

November Events: 

Micah’s Got Talent: Friday, November 4, 7:30 PM

This all-ages talent show, led by Cantor Josh Goldberg, will showcase the best Micah has to offer.

Micah Reads: Monday, November 7, and Monday, December 5, at 7 PM on Zoom 

Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the discussion on the book Ten Green Bottles by Vivian Jeanette Shanghai in November and Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen in December. All are welcome. 

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, November 8, 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 

Women’s Circle: Friday, November 18, at 12 PM in person 

Rabbi Laurie challenges your intellect through study and conversation on Judaism and other relevant topics. All are welcome. Bring a friend! 

Micah Minis: Saturday, November 19, 9:30 AM

Sing and dance in the Eden Room with Rabbi Laurie and Cantor Josh. This family-friendly Shabbat experience is aimed at children 7 and younger.

Sherith Israel

Davening Times for November

Weekday Shacharit

6:30 am - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

6:25 am - Monday, Thursday

8:00 am - Sunday

Weekday Mincha/Maariv

10 minutes before sunset


5 minutes after candle-lighting - Friday evening

9 am - Saturday morning

1 hour before sunset - Saturday afternoon

The Temple 

All programming can be accessed via unless noted to be in person

Join The Temple on Friday, November 11th for our Installation of Rabbi Michael Danziger. We invite the community for our Shabbat Service at 6:00pm and Celebratory Oneg to follow.

You can also watch via zoom from

Network & Nosh

Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00pm

RSVP to Sheri @

After the success of the previous Network and Nosh, Temple’s Next Dor and NowGen are thrilled to partner again for another night of professional development. Join us, and some of Nashville’s Jewish Leadersh to learn about mentorship, moving ahead in your career and making connection.

This time, we are excited to offer two special opportunities during the first 30 minutes of the event:

1. Professional headshot session! We have arranged to have a photographer snap a headshot for 8 attendees. Participants will be emailed one headshot. Cost: $10. Limited space.

2. Resume review! Expert resume reviewers will provide 10-minute resume review sessions. Cost: FREE. Limited space.

If you are interested in either opportunity, email Sheri at Space for these new options is limited, so please reserve in advance.

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 November

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

Friday, November 4th~ 6:00 PM

Friday, November 11th~ 6:00 PM INSTALLATION

Friday, November 18th~6:00 PM-BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS

Friday, November 25th ~ 6:00 PM –BLUE JEAN SHABBAT

Golden Lunch Bunch

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

November 1st with entertainment by Dennis & Lori Scott

November 15th with entertainment by Janet MCMahan & group 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

Tot Shabbat- (for families with children up to age 5) These opportunities offer families the chance to celebrate Shabbat with their young children in a creative way.

Saturday, November 12 ~ 10:00 AM

Our theme is the Story of Noah

Women's Torah Study November 3rd, 10th & 17th

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 November 3rd, 10th & 17th

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:

Hike and Havdallah-November 19th

Where and When for the Hike? Meet at the top of the steps at the end of Belle Meade Boulevard at 3:45 PM with the hike of the 2.5 mile white trail to begin at 4:00 PM.

If you are not hiking, please meet us for Havdalah at the stone gate entrance to the park at 5:30 PM. Who?All ages! Bring friends and family. For more information or questions, please contact Anne Davenport at

Monday Morning Mah Jongg

Join Us for MAH JONGG Mondays at The Temple!

Starting Monday, October 24,

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.

Lunch & Learn @ The Temple

“Willi Cohn: Life Expressed Through Art as told by Delilah Cohn”

Wednesday, November 9

11:30 AM – Lunch Noon – Program Begins

This is available in person and via

“On Kristallnacht, my grandfather was dragged from his home to Buchenwald. Evicted, their stores smashed, my grandmother hid until betrayed. My father, Willi Cohn, had already fled to Israel after his political cartoons were stolen in high school and sent to Hermann Goering through the Gestapo.

“For my father, art was a vital means of expression. Through keen observation, irony and humor, he illustrated coming of age in Germany during the rise of the Nazis, fleeing to Israel, serving in the Palestinian division of the British Army, in the Haganah, and smuggling refugees off ships in the night. Once we immigrated to the U.S., he illustrated social justice issues and delightful personal drawings.

Delilah Cohn, MFA, CMI, FAMI, is a medical illustrator and founder of The Medical Illustration Studio. She was born in Israel, grew up in Chicago, lived in the northeast for 13 years and has lived in Nashville since 1984. She has two grown sons and 4 grandchildren.

Both sons have inherited her and their grandfather’s artistic talent. One is a concept illustrator and set designer in the film industry; the other is an interaction designer by profession and draws for pleasure. Her father, their grandfather, would have been so pleased knowing that. He was proud that Delilah and her sister, Dorit Suffness, a retired graphic designer, both pursued artistic careers.

“My sister and I are reviewing recordings and editing transcripts of her husband interviewing our father in 1990. Over 24 hours in all, in response to well-phrased conversational questions, he reveals his life in vivid details. Listening to him has brought these stories back to life for us and led us to reread letters and compile his art as a legacy for our children and for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, to which we donated all but his artwork.”

Friday Night Lights: The History of Faith and Football and What That Means for Us as Jews

Wednesday, November 9 ~ 7:00-8:30 PM at The Temple

This is available in person and via

Ethan Nosanow Levin is a recent transplant to Nashville from St. Paul, Minnesota. He will be working as a chaplain resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The past two years, Ethan was completing a Master of Theological Studies Degree at Harvard Divinity School, concentrating in Jewish Studies.

He wrote his Master’s Thesis, titled “In the Hands of God: Theology and the Benefits of American Football,” on the role of Christian theology in the development of American football, as reflected in his experiences as a Jewish football player in high school and in college.

He is both a published theologian and poet, with his work being featured recently in Theopoetica: An Anthology from the Nashville-based April Gloaming Publishing.

Boulevard Bolt- Thanksgiving Day 2022

November 24 ~ Race Begins at 8:00 am

Imagine a world where Baptists, Jews, and Episcopalians pause from carving the Thanksgiving turkey and join hands to serve the homeless. No imagination is necessary - that’s actually what happens each Thanksgiving Day in Nashville as three congregations work together to put on the Boulevard Bolt, a 5-mile race on Belle Meade Boulevard. There is an amazing spirit and sense of cooperation among the volunteers from Immanuel Baptist Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, and The Temple who make the Bolt happen each year.

Online registration will be open October 1, 2022, and be available through November 23, 2022. The Bolt will return to in-person race packet/t-shirt pickup this year.

Please refer to website as the race approaches for more detailed information on location and times.

For more information go to

To volunteer to help with this year’s effort, call The Temple at 615-352-7620.

Together in Gratitude, Together in Song:

An Interfaith Thanksgiving Concert

Sunday, November 20, 2022

4:00 pm at The Temple

We are thrilled to gather together for a free concert of choral and liturgical music showcasing the shared ideologies of thanksgiving and gratitude. Please join us for this exciting and unique musical experience. A festive reception will be held at the conclusion of the concert.

Writers of the Lost Ark

First Wednesday of the Month

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

Jewish Learning on Your Own Schedule

Look for podcasts and videos prepared by musicians, scholars and clergy! 13 Attributes of God, Jewish Cooking Demos, Clergy Chats, Inside Israel and Jewish Music Sessions. Sessions will be posted on

West End Synagogue

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 and Maariv service depending on Daylight savings times

Join us for daily Mincha and Maariv, 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 on the first Friday of the month for our special Anniversary Shabbat where we celebrate all October wedding anniversaries with a special prayer and Oneg.

Join us on the 3rd Friday of the month for our new Young Professionals Shabbat.

Join us on the Fourth Saturday of the month for our special Birthday Shabbat where we celebrate all October birthdays.

November 5, we will be hosting our WES Game Night. Contact the office for more information.

November 9, Learn and Lunch at 11:00 am with WES Director of Lifelong Learning Sharon Paz. Reservations required, catered lunch following presentation.

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