Congregations September 2023

Chabad of Nashville

High Holiday Season at Chabad of Nashville

During the High Holidays, The doors to heaven are open to all… so are ours!

Chabad of Nashville will be hosting services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5784, and our doors are open to all who call upon us, with love, warmth and friendship.

The community is invited to join Chabad for traditional High Holiday Services blended with contemporary messages and insights in a warm and welcoming environment.

Whether your background is in Jewish prayer and practice is extensive or limited, the services will leave you feeling enriched, connected, uplifted and energized to start your new year off in a most meaningful way.

For children! Chabad will also offer a full program of well supervised activities for children ages: 4-12 years. Children get to experience the joy of holidays in their own special way-in their own designated room, close to their parents.

Kids love this program and learn a lot in the process, ensuring that Chabad High Holidays will be a meaningful and enjoyable experience for the entire family.

During the services the rabbi will share insights and inspirational stories related to the significance of the day, prayers will be recited in Hebrew and English, all in a warm and family friendly atmosphere, and children’s services will be offered for young families.



Friday, September 15, – the first night of Rosh Hashanah

Candle Lighting and Service to welcome the New Year 6:30 PM New Year’s Eve Dinner 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 16– First day of Rosh Hashanah

Morning Service 10:30 AM

Children’s Service 11:00 AM

Rabbi’s Sermon 11:30 AM

Musaf 12:30 PM

Sunday, September 16 – Second day of Rosh Hashanah

Morning Service 10:30 AM

Children’s Service 11:00 AM

Rabbi’s Sermon / Shofar Sounding 11:30 AM

Musaf 12:30 PM

Shofar in the Park 5:45 PM


Sunday, September 24 – Yom Kippur Eve

Light Yom Kippur candles & Kol Nidrei Service 6:30 PM

Monday, September 25 – Yom Kippur Day Service

Morning Service 10:30 AM

Children’s Service 11:30 AM

Rabbi’s Sermon and Yizkor Memorial Service 12:15 PM Musaf 1:00 PM

Mincha Service 5:00 PM

Ne’ilah Closing Service 6:00 PM

Havdalah Service 7:31 PM

All services will take place at Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad, 95 Bellevue Road, in Bellevue.

To RSVP or for more information please contact us at 615-646-5750 or

Chabad to Host Rosh Hashanah New Years Eve Dinner

As High Holidays 5784 roll around very soon, many are planning where to attend services. Yet, there is another aspect to this special season.

Just as spiritual preparation is needed as we approach the High Holy Days, holiday meal preparation simultaneously remains an important feature of our traditions. Jewish people are known to be major foodies (our friends and neighbors still can’t believe that we prepare Thanksgiving-worthy meals every week for Shabbat!), and we wear our chef badges with pride.

Our foodie tendencies are heightened during the autumn months when Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot-- which fall close together on the Hebrew calendar-- demand the preparation of consecutive, extravagant festive meals.

Chabad of Nashville will be hosting a New Years Eve gourmet dinner, on Friday night, September 15, at 6:30 PM.

The Rosh Hashanah Meals will include several of the traditional foods which symbolizes blessings for a Sweet New Year. The meals will include the traditional round Challah, apples and honey, sweet brisket, mashed potatoes, tzimmes, and honey cake, all prepared by a gourmet chef.

According to Jewish mystical teachings, when the Jewish holiday meals are prepared and eaten with the intention of enhancing the intrinsic holiness of the day, the very food itself becomes elevated.

RSVP for the Rosh Hashanah Dinner at For more info. Call 615-646-5750.


The Jewish people have been blowing the Shofar, a simple hollowed out ram's horn, for thousands of years in celebration of Rosh Hashana, the beginning of the Jewish New Year – also known as the birthday of humanity. According to Jewish law, one must hear the blasts directly from the shofar itself. No medium will do — not a microphone, not a computer, not even a slight echo.

Intrinsically, the Shofar is not just a sound. It is a cry. A prayer. A soul-awakening, personal, meditative and rousing experience. Hearing the sound of the shofar is the main commandment associated with celebrating the Holiday.

This year, the first day Rosh Hashanah is on Shabbat, which we do not sound the Shofar then in respect of the Day of Shabbat. We will therefore sound the Shofar on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 17.

For Rosh Hashana 5784, sophistication will give way to simplicity, as Chabad of Nashville will once again host, “Shofar in the Park,” where many will gather in the park to hear the blasts of a lone shofar (ram’s horn), and the sound of the Shofar will be heard in the open fields of Edwin Warner Park.

“Shofar in the Park,” will take place on Sunday, September 17, at 5:45 PM in the Edwin Warner Park, Highway 100 near the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd. The sounds of the shofar will be sounded as the New Year is celebrated, and apples and honey for a sweet new year will be distributed.

In the past, Shofar in the Park has taken place across the country in many parks and beach fronts. From Central Park in Manhattan, to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, from Venice Beach in Los Angeles, to South Beach in Miami, Shofar in the Park is now in Nashville.

“The idea is to allow as many people as possible to observe the central mitzvah of Rosh Hashanah,” says Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel, with Chabad of Nashville. “The Park is an open and neutral place where every person is welcome. It doesn’t matter if you have any prior Jewish education. It’s irrelevant if you pay dues; are affiliated or unaffiliated, all are welcome to come as you are and hear the shofar.”

The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. Children, singles, families, all are welcome.

To learn more about Shofar in the park, please go to

Cantor Duvid Erblich will lead High Holiday Services at Chabad

Congregation Beit Tefilah is honored and pleased to welcome back Cantor Duvid Erblich to lead the High Holiday services during the upcoming High Holiday season of 5783.

Musical talent is inherent in this renowned Erblich family of Cantors, from which Cantor Dovid Erblich descends. He was born in the United Kingdom to the world-famous Cantor Moshe Leib Erblich. As a child at the age of 4, he participated in his father’s recordings with solos and duets.

From a young age his father used to put him to bed with tunes of famous cantorial music, and wake him up to the tunes of beautiful cantorial melodies.

The famous "Ana Avda" that is sung all over the world during the High Holidays was composed by his late Father, Cantor Moshe Leib Erblich.

Cantor Duvid Erblich, has performed at numerous concerts around the world, and was the official cantor for twenty years at The Taylor Synagogue in Cleveland Ohio, and at the Jewish Community Center Synagogue in Dubai United Arab Emirates,

Cantor Erblich is happy to be coming to Nashville to lead the services at Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad. One of the unique additions to the service by Cantor Erblich is to blend Chasidic melodies and various famous Jews tunes into the liturgy of the High Holiday services. Also, during the services, stories and insights into the prayer will be shared by Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel.

All are invited to participate in the High Holiday services at Beit Tefilah, and one does not have to pay to pray. There is no membership or tickets required and services are held in Hebrew and English in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A special children's service is held on each morning of the High Holidays. For a complete listing of the High Holiday services at Beit Tefilah, go to

Order your Own Personal Lulav and Etrog Set

"You shall take for yourselves...the fruit of a citron tree, the branches of date palms, twigs of a plaited tree, and brook willows." (Leviticus 23) During the Holiday of Sukkot, we observe the Mitzvah of the Lulav & Esrog (The Four Kinds).

As this year some families will not be attending serices in person due to covid-19 precautions, Chabad of Nashville is pleased to make this beautiful Mitzvah available to every family in the

Nashville community. Chabad is offering a special opportunity of ordering your own Lulav and Etrog set from the Holy Land, Israel.

It is a beautiful Mitzvah for each family to have their own set for Sukkot, as this is a very special Mitzvah. These sets are available to order at

All orders must be placed by Monday, September 11, 2023. The Lulav set orders can be placed at

Chabad to host "Sukkot Under the Stars"

Sukkot is known as the Festival of Joy, and also as the Holiday celebrating the fall harvest. On the holiday of Sukkot the Sages declared it a mitzvah to eat 14 meals in the sukkah, and in keeping with the holiday’s agricultural meaning, gratefulness is expressed to God after the harvest through the eating of autumn fruits and vegetables.

A wonderful way to connect to nature is to cook with what is in season locally. In Tennessee we are blessed with a bountiful fall harvest. Hearty homemade soups accompanied by an assortment of breads are a wonderful way for your family and guests to warm up during the chilly fall evenings in the sukkah.

Join friends and family as Chabad of Nashville will be welcoming the joyous holiday of Sukkot with a festive holiday dinner at “Sukkot Under the Stars”, on Friday, September 29, 6:30 PM, at the Chabad of Nashville Sukkah Plaza. The festivities will include locally grown produce harvested by local farmers, in the spirit of the Festival of Harvest.

There is no cost to participate in this two sukkot event. RSVP appreciated at

Congregation Micah

September Observer Scene

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 livestream our service on our website, YouTube, or Facebook. 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 refreshments are served.

Saturday Morning Torah Study: 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

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.

September Events:

Entering the Sacred: High Holy Days Preparation Class Thursday, August 31 and September 7, at 6 PM This two-part series will prepare us to enter the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with a deeper understanding of the themes, prayers and intention of the days. Rabbi Laurie and Cantor Josh will help to set the tone for introspection and spiritual fulfillment during this sacred season.

Nashville Film Premiere of Morning, A Journey: A Visual Album Saturday, September 2nd Gordon JCC at 7:30 PM The Nashville Jewish Film festival and Congregation Micah are proud to present the Nashville premiere of Cantor Josh Goldberg’s award-winning film. This unique 60-minute feature film explores the nature of prayer and theology utilizing spoken word, original music, and stunning imagery filmed in Nashville, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Israel. Join us for refreshments and a brief musical Havdalah ceremony featuring local Jewish musicians and clergy, followed by the film screening and a Q and A.

Mussar Class with Karen Strock: Jewish Spiritual Ethics Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 12 PM This Introduction to Mussar course is an invitation to enter 5784 with renewal, meaning, purpose, and hope. Join Rabbi Karen Strok, dear friend and rabbinic colleague to Rabbis Laurie and Flip, in a 4-week interactive Introduction to Mussar course, designed for beginners. We will cover the guiding principles of Mussar and spiritual practices that can make us even better versions of ourselves. Our text will be "Everyday Holiness" by Alan Morinis and we will have weekly reading assignments to enhance our learning.

Women’s Circle: Friday, September 22, at Noon Rabbi Laurie engages your intellect and inspires conversation on a variety of Jewish topics. All are welcome. Bring a friend. RSVP on Micah’s event page.

Grief Group with Rabbi Laurie: Thursday, September 28, at 12 PM

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."

-Muriel Rukeyser, The Speed of Darkness

We all have stories of loss. Maybe a loved one died, a marriage ended, a relationship went sideways, or a job slipped through our fingertips. Loss is often accompanied by grief, and grief is best explored and moved through by the sharing of stories in community. Rabbi Laurie will convene a grief circle monthly beginning in August. All are welcome to attend. This offering is in-person only.


As always, times and locations of programs may shift. Please check our website at the following QR Code in order to see the most current updates. Insert graphic titled: QR Code, with cutline: QR Code in order to see the most current updates. SELICHOT: Saying I’m Sorry

8:00 PM Saturday, September 9

Start the season with soul searching done the Micah way: beautiful music, penitential prayers, personal testimonials, and good food. We replace the covers on our Torah scrolls with white ones to remind us that change is possible, and that each of us has the power to repair our relationships, our lives, and the whole world – all while we renew our sense of wonder and purpose.

EREV ROSH HASHANAH: The Jewish New Year’s Eve

7:30 PM Friday, September 15

At Micah we look, “not at the container, but at what’s in it.” (Pirkei Avot 4:27) Tonight, as always, we open our tent wide to make room for members and their families (as well as all guests) so that anyone who desires may participate fully in the services and ritual practices of the Jewish people, regardless of their heritage. The Rabbis Rice and Cantor Josh Goldberg have collaborated to create an experience that will invite you to reflect on the world and your place in it. Create a vision of what your life could be amidst a compassionate and authentic community where all are supported. Sing, read, and chant along with us as we return to our roots and revisit the stories, songs, and spiritual disciplines of the season. This year our New Year’s Eve service falls on Shabbat, so we will make room in our sanctuary for the Sabbath Bride, Sabbath Angels, and visitors from all over the world via the internet. Let the music ignite your soul with a sense of awe and wonder and leave loneliness in the year behind as a distant memory.

ROSH HASHANAH: Birthday of the World

10:00 AM Saturday, September 16

A millennium ago, our most ancient ancestors heeded a call to live a life counterculture to the rest of the world. In search of a greater purpose, they felt compelled to record their experiences - lessons gleaned - and pass on their most meaningful traditions from one generation to the next. In each age our progenitors mined our rituals and customs in search of wisdom, finding practical applications regarding the most poignant and relevant ideas of previous generations on how to live a fulfilling life. Like our ancestors, many of us here in Tennessee are living a life counterculture to the values of those that surround us. Watch our livestream or be among likeminded folks on a morning where technology meets theology for just as our spiritual practices have developed over time, so has our worship! Services this morning will include ancient prayers set to modern musical settings. Come close to Torah in our state-of-the art sanctuary as we pioneer groundbreaking ways to tell our ancient stories with innovative interpretations that speak to the realities of today. The blasts of the shofar - ram’s horn – may take you back centuries, but the provocative nature of the rabbi’s sermon (not written by A.I. – Artificial Intelligence) will transform your understanding of how the past provides a roadmap for the future, your future!

TASHLICH: Casting Off Our Sins

Immediately following the Morning Service Outside

Upon the conclusion of the morning service (and weather permitting) we will observe the ancient custom which originated in the Book of Micah of casting out all our missteps and mistakes – all the stuff we do not want to bring with us into the New Year. Journey with us to the back of our campus for a short song session and a modern take on this ageless ritual.

YOUTH SERVICE: Pray with Your Peeps

2:00 PM in the Eden Room

Experience Judaism with those your own age as the Micah Clergy and musicians create a safe space for our young people as they journey through the liturgy of the day. Dramatic interpretations, camp-like songs, and peer participation are hallmarks of this “youth group like” prayer experience for 6th graders and up. Adults are invited to sit this one out.


3:00 PM

Babies, tiny tots, preschoolers through grandparents are welcome to experience the music, messages, and magic of Micah on this holy day. Rabbi Flip & Cantor Josh Goldberg lead this energetic and celebratory service for the young and young at heart. It is sure to be the best service you and your child have attended this year, sho-far!


Immediately Following the Family Service in the Social Hall

Ready to party like it’s 5784? Usher in the new year with old friends and new! Our annual celebration includes facepainting, a photo booth, birthday cake, and more. Want to teach your family to greet the future with optimism? Attend the party and they will come to understand what fresh starts and community all are about.

SHABBAT SHUVAH: The Sabbath of Return

6:00 PM Friday, September 22

For the contemplative, this service affords us the opportunity to reflect between the start of the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement. Meditative music, periods of silence, and introspective readings invite participants to return once again and ponder the season’s many messages, while embracing all the joy that Shabbat has to offer.


10:30 AM Saturday, September 23 - In the Cemetery

Honor those people in our past who inspire us to live more fully in the present and future. Held on the most sacred grounds on our campus, Rabbi Laurie and Cantor Josh Goldberg lead mourners in the rituals of Kever Avot – visiting the graves of our loved ones.

KOL NIDRE: The Voice of Our Commitments

7:30 PM Sunday, September 24

A sense of “peoplehood” has long been a defining characteristic of the Jews. Wherever and whenever we have lived, we have built synagogues and schools and established communal organizations. On no other night are Jews more drawn to that sense of connection, than this night, the holiest night of the year. There is an ancient Jewish formula for building community, and we apply it here at Micah. We sing together, we pray together, we learn together, we fast together, we help each other and this whole broken world find ways to help heal hearts, strained relationships, and the planet! The missing part of being together is you! Join us in our sense of shared destiny – as we tap into the music, majesty, and magic of Micah on this, the most sacred of all services.

YOM KIPPUR: A Day of Forgiveness

10:00 AM Monday, September 25

Today is the day we take an honest look inside to reflect on who we have become and who we could be. The start of the new year brings our annual chance to step out of our daily routines and try to recapture a sense of possibility. During the days in between, we do everything we can to ensure a true transformation. It is a time of making things right, asking for forgiveness, and giving charity. This morning service requires that we undergo intensive selfreflection; an accounting of the soul (Heshbon Hanefesh) is the name of the game on Yom Kippur and the centerpiece idea is that change is possible

within all living systems. That’s true for individuals, communities, and entire societies. Together we abstain from food and drink, but clearly God cares less for our self-affliction and more about how we treat others. Healing the world is a lofty objective, so this morning we determine how to begin. The music will inspire you, the words of Torah will uplift you, (literally we will try to get as many of you as we can up on the pulpit), and the charge of the rabbi’s sermon will help you believe that transformation is possible.

PANEL DISCUSSION: From Blueprint to Build: Nashville’s Affordable Housing Future 1:00 PM

The Prophets (specifically Micah and Isaiah) warn us on this day especially that all our fasting and praying is empty ritual if we do not take care of the vulnerable among us. Addressing a poignant and pressing issue in our city, Kay Bowers - Chair of NOAH’s (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope) Affordable Housing Task Force - moderates a panel of specialists including Metro Council members, as well as private and non-profit builders. In this session (also available online) you will learn the current state of the issue in our city as well as what might be done to address it.

SCHMOOZE & VIEWS: Talk Politics

2:30 PM Education Wing

We keep our politics off the pulpit, but not out of the building. Dr. Bob Smith lay leads this political conversation that normally takes place weekly in our library. All opinions welcome. Please bring an open mind and a sense of humor.

LEARN ONLINE: Hineini. The one Hebrew word that you can’t live without.

2:30 PM on Zoom

During the High Holidays the theme of t’shuvah – repentance – is heard in our liturgy again and again. The rabbis considered t’shuvah – which literally means a “turn” or “return” - to be so important that they included it in their formula of those basic practices that could ensure that we are written in the Book of Life. But like all things psychological and spiritual, we have to be ready – in the right mindset, aware, present – to fully engage with them and to benefit from them. This is where perhaps the most important word in the Jewish tradition comes in: hineini. I am here. In this study session we will examine this word in the Jewish tradition, explore its spiritual meaning and its ties to mindfulness, and see why it continues to be relevant in the present day.

FAMILY SERVICE: Modeling How to Say Sorry

3:00 PM

Rabbi Flip and Cantor Josh Goldberg explore the themes of the day for young children and their extended families. Music, stories, Torah, and kid-like confessions!

HEALING SERVICE: Praying Through Pain 4:00 PM Chapel

Grief, loss, physical and/or spiritual pain. They are all a part of life. Rabbi Laurie & Cantor Josh Goldberg employ the wisdom of the Jewish tradition in leading this intimate circle in a series of healing prayers and therapeutic exercises. Therapy for the 

theological soul, the music and readings will afford you the chance to emote and the inspiration to restore hope.

YIZKOR: Memorial Service 5:00 PM

Take off the mask of normalcy and let out the pain of loss. Share space with others in the community who have lost loved ones. Beautiful music, words of inspiration, and support from others - there is rarely a dry eye in the house.

NEILAH: Calling it a Day! Following Yizkor/Memorial Service

After hours of spiritual work, we lay it all on the line and close the gates on the day that bridges heaven and earth with a short, home stretch service that is a favorite of members. Highlights include Havdalah with us all on the bimah and a final knock your socks off blast of the shofar. So good, you won’t want Yom Kippur to end!

SUKKOT: Sukkot Under the Stars Friday, September 29th Sukkot Services, 6 PM Dinner and Sukkah Decorating after Services, 7-8:30 PM CHAI Society Lock-in, 8:30 PM – 10 AM

Help us get the Sukkah ready for the week. Expressing your artistic side at Micah comes without strict guidelines. Be as creative as you like. We will provide some traditional décor based on the harvest: gourds, fruit, lights, paper chains, a lulav, etrog, etc. All we need you to bring is your children and a good mood on this happy holiday.

Sherith Israel


Friday, September 15 Erev Rosh Hashanah

6:30 am Shacharit

8:15 am Shacharit

6:37 pm Shabbos and Yom Tov candles

6:45 pm Mincha/Maariv


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Monday, September 18 Fast of Gedaliah

6:00 am Selichot, Shacharit

6:25 pm Mincha/Maariv

7:18 pm Fast Ends


Sunday, September 24 Kol Nidre

8:00 am Selichot, Shacharit

2:00 pm Mincha

6:24 pm Yom Tov Candles


6:30 pm Kol Nidre


Monday, September 25 Yom Kippur

8:30 am Main Minyan

4:35 pm Mincha

5:55 pm Neilah

7:18 pm Shofar, Havdallah, and Break-fast


You can RSVP for all of the below by going to our website:


Annual Rosh Hashanah Community Luncheon

Saturday, September 16, following services

Cost $28 adults $15 children (5-12) $110 families

RSVP by September 16th or 615-292-6614


Yom Kippur Break-Fast

Following the blast of the Shofar at the end of Yom Kippur, please join us for the Annual Tom Kippur Break-Fast.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Hosted by CSI Sisterhood in memory of Jay Amsel

The Eisen & Manas families in memory of Boris and Maria Garber

RSVP by September 16th or 615-292-6614


Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkah Dinner

Friday Night, September 29, at 7:15 pm

Cost: $20 adults, $12 children (5-12) $75 families

RSVP by Tuesday, September 26 or 615-292-6614


Lulav & Etrog Orders

$70 - Regular

$115 - Deluxe

Order through the Shul office by September 15 or 615-292-6614



The Temple

September 2023

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 September

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

Friday, September 1st ~ 6:00 PM

Friday, September 8th~ 6:00 PM

Friday, September 15th~No Services-Erev Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 22nd ~ 6:00 PM – Shabbat Shuvah- BLUE JEAN SHABBAT

Friday, September 29th ~ 6:00 PM-Sukkot Shabbat Service

Golden Lunch Bunch

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

September 5: Banjo Bob Stevens

September 19: Craig Duncan

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 September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 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 September 7th, 21st, 28th 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!

September 11th, 18th


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

September 6th

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. 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

Selichot Program

September 9th @ 7:00pm

We will be joined by Rabbi Dan Horwitz, Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville, CEO. We will learn from him and share in a brief service of Selichot followed by a dessert reception.

Kever Avot Cemetery Service on September 17th at 1:30pm

The Temple Cemetery

2001 15th Avenue North Nashville 37208

Dress for Success Accessory, Jewelry and Handbag Swap

September 10th from 2:00pm at The Temple

Please bring gently used handbags, accessories, and jewelry. Any items that don’t get swapped will be donated to Dress for Success.

For more information, please contact Sheri Rosenberg at

Playground Playdate

September 9th from 9:00-10:30am at Parmer Park

Challah will be provided. A time for parents and children to meet and connect!

For more Information, please contact Sheri Rosenberg at

Break the Fast with Your Temple Family

Reservations are required, please rsvp

Mark your calendars now for Break the Fast with your Temple community on Monday, September 25 immediately following Concluding Services. This has become a Temple tradition and is enjoyed by all who participate.

The cost is $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12.

Your check is your reservation received by Tuesday, September 19th and should be mailed to:

The Temple, Attn: Break the Fast, 5015 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

Or RSVP online at

NowGen/ Next Dor Young Professionals Sip & Setup the Sukkah!

Thursday, September 28th

6:00pm at The Temple

Come decorate The Temple’s sukkah, have some fall cockails/mocktails, and enjoy! Light snacks will be provided

For more Information, please contact Sheri Rosenberg at

High Holy Days at The Temple

For more information or to access our services, visit

Service Time Date Notes

Selichot Program & Dessert

Reception 7:00 PM 9/9/23 Live and Streamed

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service 7:30 PM 9/15/23 Live and Streamed

Tot Rosh Hashanah 8:30 AM 9/16/23

Rosh Hashanah Family Service 8:30 AM 9/16/23 Live and Streamed

Rosh Hashanah Morning 10:15 AM 9/16/23 Live and Streamed

Rosh Hashanah Reception 12:30 PM 9/16/23

Rosh Hashanah Tashlich 12:45 PM 9/16/23 Temple Creek

Kever Avot – Cemetery Service 1:30 PM 9/17/23 The Temple Cemetery at 2001 15th Avenue North Nashville 37208

Shabbat Shuvah 6:00 PM 9/22/23 Live and Streamed

Yom Kippur Evening – Kol Nidre 7:30 PM 9/24/23 Live and Streamed

Tot Yom Kippur 8:30 AM 9/25/23

Yom Kippur Family Service 8:30 AM 9/25/23 Live and Streamed

Yom Kippur Morning 10:15 AM 9/25/23 Live and Streamed

Congregants’ Hour 12:30 - 1:45 PM 9/25/23 Live and Streamed

Afternoon Service 2:00 - 3:15 PM 9/25/23 Live and Streamed

Afternoon Experiences: 3:15 - 4:15 PM 9/25/23 Live and Streamed

Quiet Meditation with Music

Study Session

Yizkor Memorial Service &

Ne’ilah Concluding Service 4:30PM 9/25/23 Live and Streamed

Break the Fast 5:45 PM 9/25/23 RSVP by Sept 19th

Sukkot Shabbat Service 6:00 PM 9/29/23 Live and Streamed

Please see and for updated schedule information

West End Synagogue - September 2023

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

High Holiday Schedule 2023

Saturday 9/9:

Ma’ariv and Havdalah at 7:45 p.m. Followed by Selichot activities and services.

Friday 9/15: Erev Rosh Hashanah

6:00-7:00 p.m. Rav Freller’s sermon will be at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 9/16: First Day Rosh Hashanah Services are from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blessing of the babies born in 5783 (from last Rosh Hashanah to now) at 10:00 a.m. Rabbi Kullock’s sermon will be at approximately 11:00 a.m. Alternative service led by Rav Natan Freller following the sermon.

Sunday 9/17: Second Day Rosh Hashanah

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rabbi’s sermon- Conversation with Rabbi Suraszki will be at approximately 10:45 a.m. Alternative service led by Rav Freller following the sermon.

Sunday 9/17: Rosh Hashanah: Tashlich

Tashlich service to symbolically cast away our sins. Tashlich will be held by the bridge at Carden & Roland Avenue. Join us for the three-block walk from the Synagogue at 4:45 p.m. There is limited parking on Carden. If you must drive, park on Roland Avenue. Mincha services will be held back at the Synagogue after we return from Tashlich.

Friday 9/22: Shabbat Shuva, The Shabbat of Repentance Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 9/23: Shabbat Shuva, The Shabbat of Repentance Please join us for shabbat morning services at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Kiddush lunch.

Sunday 9/24 at 10:00 a.m.: Personal Yizkor ceremonies at the West End Synagogue cemetery. Call for directions.

Sunday, 9/24 at 6:00 p.m.: Please join us for Mincha services followed by Kol Nidre and the blessing of this year’s B’nai Mitzvah students of 8784. Rabbi Kullock’s sermon will be around 7:30 p.m.

Monday 9/25: 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Services. Rabbi Kullock’s sermon will be given at approximately 11:00 a.m. before the recitation of Yizkor. Alternative service led by Rav Freller following the sermon.

Monday, 9/25: 5:15 p.m. Join us for Mincha and Neila for Yom Kippur beginning at 5:15 p.m. followed by Ma’ariv and Ramah style Havdalah, and the blowing of the shofar. The fast ends at 7:18 p.m.

Youth and Children’s In-Person Only Services **babysitting available with RSVP**


Saturday 9/16: First Day of Rosh Hashanah

Families with young children services (6 months -first graders) 10:15-11:15 a.m. Children must bring a parent.

2nd through 6th grade youth services 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sunday 9/17: Second Day Rosh Hashanah Blow your own shofar for the new year!

Families with young children services (6 months-first graders) 10:00-11:00 a.m. Children must bring a parent.

2nd through 6th grade youth services 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Monday, 9/25: Yom Kippur Morning Services

Families with young children services (6 months-1st graders) 10:00-11:00 a.m. Children must bring a parent.

2nd through 6th grade youth services 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

**There is a charge for babysitting. Please email to RSVP and for further information. Babysitting is available for Rosh Hashanah morning services both days and all Yom Kippur services.

Bat Mitzvah of Maytal Wiston, Saturday morning, September 2.

Women's Torah Group (on Zoom)

Join us on September 6, at 11:00 a.m. Rabbi Joshua leads our study of the book of Deuteronomy.

Men’s Torah Group (in person)

Join us on September 7, at noon for our Torah class for men. We are currently reading Elisha’s stories from the First Book of Kings and will be eating pizza.

Williamson County & Bellevue Chavurah and Shabat Dinner

Join your fellow Williamson County and Bellevue WES members for a special Shabbat on Friday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. There is no cost to the event, but participants must bring a dairy or pareve dish to share. Email for information on how to RSVP!

Shabbat Potluck

Join us for a “Shabbat Potluck” Dairy/ Pareve Dinner on Friday, September 8th following Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv. Plan to bring food to share. RSVP to

Learn and Lunch with Daniella Pressner

Learn and Lunch is back! Wednesday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. Reservations required, catered lunch ($3) following the presentation.

Learn and Lunch with Rabbi Daniel Horwitz

Learn and Lunch is back! Wednesday, September 27, at 11:00 a.m. Reservations required, catered lunch ($3) following the presentation.

It’s Shabbat – Sukkot Edition!

For Families with Young Children. Join us Friday, September 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for Shabbos schmoozing, candle lighting, Kiddush blessing, HaMotzi, and Shabbat songs. See you there! Grandparents are invited!

Starting in September Sisterhood will begin a couple of new programs for everyone in the community, but geared towards parents whose children are in religious school at Beit Miriam or anywhere else, with a $5 per person suggested donation. For more information, contact Marsha Raimi at

Sisterhood “Sunday Shmooze”

Will be one to three Sundays a month, from 9:00 am - 12:00 am. The first and last hours will be food and conversation, with a speaker or other program from 10:00- 11: 00 a.m. There will be a wide variety of topics, from children's nutrition to cancer awareness, featuring congregation member's talents and knowledge.

Sisterhood “Wednesday Wind Down”

Wednesday afternoons, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring snacks (perhaps wine!) and games.

Sisterhood “Daytrippers” Programs

For people available to learn and socialize during normal business hours. They'll visit parks, museums, and cultural institutions based on the interests of the group; each person paying their own way.

Sisterhood "Secrets of the Oy-Oy Sisterhood"

The third Wednesday of each month, at 4:30 p.m., will be an open Board meeting of the Sisterhood. For members of Music City Sisterhood only. In addition to discussing current business, we'll delve into the history of our parent organization, Women's League for Conservative Judaism, our mission and goals, and its vast array of resources for Jewish learning. Join our private Facebook group "West End Synagogue Sisterhood" for information on joining and notices of future events.

Birthday Shabbat

Join us on Shabbat morning, September 30, for a special celebration of our September birthdays. The main service begins at 9:30 a.m. and a kiddush (this time under the sukkah!) sponsored by the synagogue will follow. Everyone is welcome.

Music and Me

Inviting all parents of infants and/or toddlers for an afternoon of music and movement on Sunday, October 1st from 10:30-11:30 a.m. RSVP by emailing or

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 6 challah rolls. Plain is $8/each, all challah with seeds toppings are $8.50, and the rest are $9/each.

Talmud on Tuesdays

Rabbi Joshua leads a lively Talmudic discussion at 7:30 a.m. in person and on Zoom every Tuesday, immediately after morning minyan. Come and join us!

Torah study

With Nechemya Rosenfeld every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. following morning minyan at 7:00 a.m.

Shacharit (in person)

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. Monday and Thursday minyans to be followed by breakfast.

Mincha (on Zoom)

Join us for daily Mincha at 6:00 p.m., Sunday-Friday.

Kabbalat Shabbat

You are invited to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on Fridays in person or by Zoom at 6:00 p.m. As part of our Friday night services, we are currently studying Jewish ethics through an in-depth reading of Pirkei Avot.

Morning Shabbat services.

You are invited to join us on Saturday mornings in person or by Zoom at 9:30 a.m. Great davening, insightful learning of the Torah portion and a yummy (and nutritious!) kiddush lunch following services!

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