March 2022

Chabad of Nashville 

 PURIM 2022 with Chabad of Nashville 

 Chabad of Nashville will be hosting a variety of Purim events that will be offered to the Jewish community for people of all ages, including study, ritual, cultural and spiritual. 

The following are the programs that will be offered at Chabad of Nashville for Purim 2022:

 Purim Gift Distribution 

Chabad of Nashville will be distributing several hundred Purim gift packages to Jewish families across Middle Tennessee. If you know of someone that would enjoy receiving a Purim gift, please contact the Chabad of Nashville office. 

 The Big Megillah Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 PM - Purim Eve 

Chabad of Nashville will be celebrating Purim 2022 on Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 PM with the BIG MEGILLAH Reading. Festivities will begin with the Haman Booing, Megillah Reading, and Hamantashen eating contest. All participants will receive a special Purim gift. 

 Purim In The Roaring 20’s - Feast and Celebration 

Thursday, March 17, 5:30 PM

On Thursday, March 17, the annual Purim Around the World celebration will take place at Chabad of Nashville with the Purim in the Roaring 20’s Festivities. 

The event will include a Purim Themed Speak Easy set, a quartet of smooth Jazz, a taste of the Prohibition days, with Roaring 20’s festivities. Swing over for The Megillah reading, a delectable dinner buffet with dishes from days gone by, musical entertainment, a Southern Hamantashen Bar, country face painting, a Roaring 20’s dress-up photo booth, costume contest and a Purim gift for each participant. 

All are invited to attend. There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of the dinner. 

RSVP is required by March 7, at 


Join friends for a morning of bagels, lox and Tanya (Jewish mysticism) on Sunday, March 6, at 10:30 AM. Partake in a delicious spread of bagels, lox, cream cheese, and freshly brewed coffee as you learn from the Holy Book of the Tanya, and the Gates of Trust. The lesson is taught by lay leadership, starting with Doug Revere who has been a longtime student of these teachings. Nourish your Mind, Body and Soul with BLT at Chabad of Nashville. 

 Chabad to host two TGIS celebration in March 

 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, March 13, and on March 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 s know you will be attending at 

 Is It Passover Yet? 

Who can think of Passover today, when it is a while away. Well, Passover begins on April 15, and will be here before you know it. Chabad of Nashville will be offering for purchase Shmurah Matzah handmade Matzah for your Passover Seder from the Holy Land of Israel. 

To place your order or for more information, go to 


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 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 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 June. 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. 

Mah Jongg: Every Tuesday, 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM in the Social Hall 

Join our players for an afternoon of mah jongg fun in the Social Hall! For more information, contact Paula at 

Schmooze & Views: Every Thursday, 10:30 AM In-Person and on Zoom 

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. 

Torah Study: Every Saturday, 9 AM on Zoom 

Deep conversations centered around the Torah’s wisdom with thoughtful and caring people, led by Rabbi Flip on Zoom. 

March Events 

Purim Carnival: Sunday, March 6, 10 AM- 12 PM 

Join the fun at our Encanto-themed Purim Carnival. Come in your favorite costume and meet your favorite Encanto characters. Festivities will include a playful shpiel, a raffle, refreshments, carnival games, a bounce house, and a magic show by Cole Strosberg The Great! Visit for more information. 

Special Shabbat Service featuring Hadassah: Friday, March 11, at 6 PM 

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, will join us for a special service to talk about their mission of bringing healing to the US, Israel, and our world.  

Women’s Circle: Mindfulness Through a Jewish Lens, Friday, March 18, 12 PM on Zoom 

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

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, March 8, 10:30 AM on Zoom 

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. We will be on Zoom in March. Questions? Contact Martin at

Micah Reads: Monday, March 7, and Monday, April 4, 7 PM on Zoom 

All are welcome for a Zoom discussion on the book The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by David Lucas in March and The Book of Last Names by Kristin Harmel in April. Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the conversation for this community-wide event. 

Silver’s Platinum & Gold: A Tribute to Lisa Silver, Micah Fundraiser, Saturday, March 19, 6:45 PM In-Person 

Music at Micah is as important to our spiritual identity as Judaism itself. For decades, Grammy-nominated songwriter Lisa Silver has served as our Musical Director/Cantorial Soloist. Performing on thousands of recordings, radio and television commercials, live stage shows, and television shows, she has composed and led our community in numerous original settings of Jewish liturgy. As she sets her sights on retirement this summer, we are poised to celebrate her and her many accomplishments. Visit for more information. 

Want to take this relationship to the next level? Apply for membership! For more information, contact Mindy Drongowski at 


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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

March 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. 
Zoom Room: 

Lunch with the Rabbi  
Thursday, March  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 12:00-1:00 PM 

Bring your lunch and engage with Rabbi Schiftan and guests in a discussion of currents and important issues from a Jewish perspective. 

Zoom Room: 

Women's Torah Study 

Every Thursday from 12:00-1:00 PM 

Ongoing weekly women's Torah study led by Patty Marks. 
Zoom Room: 

Shabbat Schedule for March 

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

Friday, March 4th ~ 6:00 pm – Celebration of cantor Fishbein’ s 10 years with The Temple 

Friday, March 11th ~ 6:00 pm  

Friday, March 18th  ~ 6:00 pm- Festive Purim Service with Birthday Blessings 

Friday, March 25th ~ 6:00 pm  

Chevrah Torah Study* 

9:30a.m. on Saturdays via 

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 

Shabbat Service in honor of Cantor Fishbein’ s 10th Anniversary with The Temple 

Friday, March 4th at 6:00p.m. 

A Celebratory Oneg Shabbat Reception to follow a Festive Evening of Tributes, Songs and Surprises! 

Join us as we express our gratitude to Cantor Tracy Fishbein and her family for 10 wonderful years of service to our congregation! Patty Marks & Jessica Viner are the Honorary Co-Chairs 

You can join us in person or via zoom from 

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, March 2nd ~ 7:00-8:00 pm 

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


Next Dor Torah & Federation’s Now Gen Networking and Noshing @ The Temple 

(Next Dor is Temple’s young professionals group) 

Monday, March 7th at 6:00pm 

Are you looking to learn from some of Nashville’s most respected business leaders? Join NowGen and NextDor at The Temple for an evening of snacks, questions, and learning! Participants will be able to ask the guest speakers questions, network, and learn!  

RSVP to Sheri Rosenberg, The Temple’s Director of Membership and Inclusion, by March 2nd 

Purim @ The Temple 

For more information about Purim at The Temple, please visit or 

Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 6th from10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in person at The Temple-Games, Treats, Costume Contest and so much more…!  

Tot Shabbat –Get Ready for Purim!   

Saturday, March 12th @ 10:00a.m.  (for families with children up to age 6) 

These opportunities offer families the chance to celebrate Shabbat with their young children in a creative way. 

For more information and to join in, please visit or 

Temple Purim Service

Let’s celebrate Purim at our Friday night service on Friday, March 18th at 6:00pm with a festive Purim Oneg to follow. Come in your costume and enjoy all the fun! You can join us in person or via zoom from 

Purim Clergy in the Kitchen Cooking class on Thursday, March 17th at 7:00pm via 

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 

Introduction to Judaism Class with Rabbi Kullock is back in person! 

Join us every Sunday from January 9th - May 1st, 2022, from 9:30am – 11:00am 

For more information contact Linda Sisselman @ 

Special Guest Speakers: 

Ed Cheng – Sunday, March 6th - 9:30 a.m. 

AJ Levine – Sunday, March 27th – 9:30 a.m. 



Join us for in-person morning minyan!  

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

Daily Mincha (afternoon service) or Maariv (the evening service)  depending on Daylight savings times 

Join us for daily Mincha/Maariv on Zoom only at 6:00 p.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 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. 

Seniors - Lunch & Learn is Back! 

March 9 – Learn with Nashville Historian Jean Roseman 

March 23rd – Learn with Rabbi Saul Strosberg  
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm for Lunch 

Lunch by Goldie Shepard 

Contact Linda Sisselman @ 

Come Celebrate Purim at West End Synagogue 

Wednesday, Evening, March 16, 2022 

Come dressed in your best Purim costume…double masking encouraged (1 for Purim and the other for safety) 

Schedule of Events: 

Purim S’Eudah (Dinner) – No Charge 

5:45 p.m. – Social Hall 


RSVP to Jim Holzer – or (615) 269-4592 x13 

Maariv Service 

6:30 p.m. – Main Sanctuary 

Megillah Reading and Costume Contest 

6:50 p.m. – Main Sanctuary 

Costume contest for children and adults! 

RSVPs are due by 12 p.m. Thursday, March 10th! 



Great news! Beit Miriam is announcing our 6th Annual Passover Candy Sale! You don’t want to miss out on shopping for your Passover candy from the convenience of home, while supporting Beit Miriam at West End Synagogue! Place your online order by March 4, 2022 here: Our school ID number is 706100. Money raised from the candy sale will go towards enrichment opportunities for the students and tenting for our outdoor fenced in eating area. Beit Miriam students will be selling candy. Please support their efforts.  Questions? Contact this year’s Passover Candy Sale chairs, Deena Prichard ( or Rachel Yazdian Spielman ( 


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