July 2022


Rebbe M. M. Schneerson

Chabad to Host tribute to the Rebbe

On Saturday, July 2, Chabad of Nashville will host a tribute lunch in honor of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson of blessed memory, in commemoration of his 28th anniversary of 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.

Over twenty-eight years after the Rebbe’s passing, his presence is felt stronger than ever. His teachings continue to inspire and guide us, and his insights remain 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 July 2, 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 celebrations 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 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 8 and 22, 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 chabadnashville@gmail.com

Meet in Person for Prayer and Cholent

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

Registration is open at the Chabad Hebrew School

The Bertram and Beatrice King Chabad Hebrew School (CHS) has opened registration for the coming school year. Directed by Mrs. Esther Tiechtel, CHS has earned a 23-year reputation of being an innovative program in which students excel in their Hebrew reading, Jewish knowledge, and pride for their heritage.

Located at the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life, CHS meets weekly and caters to students ages 5 through 13. The new academic year will begin in August with a special program introducing this year’s theme, “Living Jewishly as a Community of One.” School Director Esther Tiechtel says, “The Bertram and Beatrice King Chabad Hebrew School emphasizes exploring the Jewish heritage in a creative and fun way, putting the FUN in FUNdamentals, with special focus on not only accumulating knowledge, but applying those lessons to our everyday life,” She adds that, “Through, art, drama, songs, contests, and interactive activities, Judaism becomes real and alive to the students.”

CHS prides itself on developing a community among its students, staff, and parents. The Hebrew School's most important message is embedded in the culture and relationships it fosters, taking the time to build a community that attends to the needs of individual children, embracing them in an environment where their classmates become their good friends. The school is connected to the congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad, sharing a feeling of warmth and hospitality, and establishing values and morals that are at the core of our Jewish heritage.

During classes on Jewish values and holidays, children engage their minds through peer discussions and hands-on experiences and are challenged to analyze, evaluate, and compare texts, ideas, and ethical dilemmas. The cohesive, whole-school curriculum focuses on developing Emunah- Faith as the cornerstone in our lives. Children learn through stories of our heroes and heroines, illustrating how they used faith and connection to keep them grounded and strong.

CHS creates confident Jewish learners by giving them the tools to read Hebrew and participate in the davening/prayer services. The Alef Champ Program is famous for instilling a love as well as fluency in Hebrew reading. This year, students will enjoy centers on Hebrew writing and language as well as interactive vocabulary For more information and to request registration forms, contact Chabad at 615-646-5750, or email rabbi@chabadnashville.com

Jumpstart Your Child's Jewish Life

As expectant women approach their due dates, a variety of emotions tend to surface. Some women are filled with excitement, anxiously anticipating the day that they will meet their baby face to face. Others get the jitters, nervous about the upcoming hours of labor. All women pray to G-d for a healthy baby. Many Jewish women would be thrilled to know that there is one special prayer that has been customary for centuries in our tradition to safeguard both the mother and the baby. This prayer is the Shir Hamalot (Song of Ascents, Psalms: 121). The verses of this psalm declare our dependence upon the Creator for our safety and wellbeing and His commitment to guard us at all times.

These holy words contain the power to protect the mother and baby throughout the birthing process and the recovery period that follows. That is why it is so imperative that, as an expectant mother packs up her overnight bag with all of the items she plans to take to the hospital, that she not forget the Shir Hamalot. Just having this prayer by her side throughout the delivery provides that extra dose of protection that any woman in labor would welcome!

Once the baby is born, it is customary to place the Shir Hamalot on the baby's cradle; this is a great way to safeguard your new little bundle. It is also the custom to hang the Shir Hamalot in the doorways of your home, especially in the doorway of the baby's room, before entering with the baby. It is important to realize that everything that surrounds a newborn has a spiritual impact. The Torah teaches us that what a baby sees and hears, even during the first day of life, will have an influence on the child for many years to come. Jewish parents are encouraged to expose their children to holy images as soon as they are born. The Shir Hamalot is a wonderful way to begin.

If you are expecting a child or know someone who is, Chabad of Nashville is offering a free, beautiful, full-color Shir Hamalot prayer card for any family in Middle Tennessee that requests one. They come in slightly different colors for boys and girls, designed with gorgeous artwork in pastel pink and baby blue. There is no greater gift to give yourself or your loved one at this precious time. To receive your free Shir Hamalot blessing card, kindly email office@chabadnashville.com or call 615-646-5750

Congregation Micah

July Jewish 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, www.congregationmicah.org. 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: pgkwn@comcast.net.

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 summer, come hear our new Cantor Josh Goldberg! 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.

July Events

Micah Reads: Monday, July 11th, and Monday, August 1st, at 7 PM on Zoom and In-Person

All are welcome for a Zoom discussion on the book The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross in July and Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland in August. Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the conversation for this community-wide event. Kindly RSVP at congregationmicah.shulcloud.com/form/micahreads.

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, July 12th, 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 martylight@aol.com.

Sherith Israel

Weekday Minyans: 

Shacharit - 6:30 am 

Maariv - 7:30 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 www.sherithisrael.com for more information 

The Temple July 2022 Events

All programming can be accessed via thetemplehub.or 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81973096738

Shabbat Schedule for July

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

Friday, July 1st~ 6:00 PM –RED, WHITE & BLUE JEAN SHABBAT AND



Friday, July 15th - 6:00 PM

Friday, July 22nd ~ 6:00 PM – SONG WRITER’S SHABBAT

Friday, July 29th ~ 6:00 PM

Temple Songwriter's Shabbat:

For the sixth year in a row, The Temple is excited for Songwriter's Shabbat on Friday, July 22 - 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.

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 thetemplehub.org

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 thetemplehub.org

Lunch with the Rabbi Thursdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th

Lunch at 11:30 AM

Program12:00-1:00 PM

$15 per person for lunch

Engage with Rabbi Danziger and guests in a discussion of currents and important issues from a Jewish perspective.

Available in person and via zoom.

Zoom Room: thetemplehub.org

Golden Lunch Bunch

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

July 5th and July 19th

July 5th –Entertainment: Craig Duncan

July 19th- Entertainment: John England RSVP to Jamie Maresca at 615-354-1686 or via email at helpinghands@jfsnashville.org

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, July 6th~ 7:00-8:00 pm

For more information, please contact ninapacent@bellsouth.net. Go to thetemplehub.org for Zoom info.

A Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Join Rabbi Shapiro in-person or online and learn everything you always wanted to know about Judaism in three easy lessons on the following Wednesdays in July.

At The Temple

July 6th • July 13th • July 20th at 6:00 pm

Check thetemplehub.org or templenashville.org for Zoom info

Adult Hebrew Classes starting in July

We will have a beginning and advanced class. For more information and to sign up, go to thetemplehub.org/hebrewlearning.

If you have questions, please contact Rabbi Shulman.

Lunch and Learn:

Celebrating 50 years of Women in the Rabbinate

July 20th at Noon

Available in-person and via zoom.

Check thetemplehub.org or templenashville.org for Zoom info

West End Synagogue – July 2022

For links to the following services or programs, please email office@westendsyn.org


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.

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