March 2023 Congregations

Chabad of Nashville

PURIM 2023 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 2023:

The Big Megillah Monday, March 6, 7:30 PM - Purim Eve

Chabad of Nashville will be celebrating Purim 2023 on Monday, March 6, 6:30 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 Dubai Celebration

Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 PM

On Tuesday, March 7, the annual Purim Around the World celebration will take place at Chabad of Nashville with the Purim in Dubai Festivities.

The event will include a Purim Themed party, as the celebration will take place in the ballroom of the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life. Party goers will get to see the beautiful murals of Dubai, as a delectable Dinner Buffet with dishes from the Middle East will be served in tents in a desert setting, with Arabian music, a colorful Hamantashen Bar, Mediterranean face painting, a Purim dress-up photo booth, a gigantic bounce house, a 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 5, at

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.


Join friends for a morning of bagels, lox and Tanya (Jewish mysticism) on Sunday, March 4, 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. 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 10, and on March 24, 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

PASSOVER 2023 with Chabad of Nashville

Chabad to host two unique communal Seders Chabad of Nashville invites the Nashville Jewish community to its 25th annual Community Passover Seders, which will take place in the magnificent ballroom of the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life.

On Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 PM, Chabad will host a A Cliff Notes Family Friendly Seder. On Thursday, April 6, at 8:00 PM, Chabad will host “A Chassidic Seder for the Inquisitive Mind." Go to for more details and to reserve your spot.

Get your own personal Shmurah Matzah for your Seder

Who can think of Passover today, when it is a while away. Well, Passover begins on April 5, and will be here before you know it. Chabad of Nashville is giving out a free Passover Shmurah Matzah for your Seder. All you need to do is email your name and contact information and you will receive your free Matzah gift box for your Seder. For more information call Chabad at 615-646-5750.

Sell your Chametz with Chabad for Passover 2023

According to Jewish Law during Passover all types of Chametz (leavend foods) are prohibited to be owned any one of the Jewish faith.

So what is one to do with all of the leavened food in their home during Passover? The rabbis in ancient biblical days have come up with a solution. One can authorize their rabbi before Passover

to sell their Chametz to a non-Jew, who is permitted to own it during Passover. After the holiday is over, the Chametz is sold back to the rabbi, and one is permitted then to benefit from it.

Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel at Chabad of Nashville is offering to sell the Chametz of anyone wishing to fulfill this special tradition for Passover, thus taking Passover 2023 to the next level.

Go to to fill out the online form to do this.

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, 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.

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.

March Events:

When You Wish Upon a Micah: Purim Schpiel and Carnival: Sunday, March 5, at 10 AM In-Person

It truly is a tale as old as time! Festivities will include a playful schpiel, refreshments, carnival games, a bounce house, and fun for the whole family! $8 for adults, $15 for individual students, and $36 for families. RSVP at

Micah Reads: Monday, March 6, and Monday, April 3, at 7 PM on Zoom

Education Director Julie Greenberg leads the discussion on the book The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi in March and The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict in April. All are welcome.

Caring for Aging Parents: A Series: Tuesday, March 7, at 7 PM In-Person

Dive into the emotions of role reversal, navigating family conflict, and communication challenges. Build community with and gain support from others going through the same stage of life. Share. Learn from one another. No charge for members, $54 for guests. Registration is required. Register at

Song Circle with Rabbi Laurie and Cantor Josh: Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 PM In-Person

Learn about our Jewish prayers and their musical renditions. RSVP at

Sports Trivia: Tuesday, March 14, 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, March 17, at 12 PM

Rabbi Laurie challenges your intellect on Judaism and other relevant topics. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Lunch will be provided.

Women’s Seder: Tuesday, March 21, in partnership with The Temple See for more information.

American Jewish Identity: Thursday, March 23, at 12 PM on Zoom Rabbis Laurie Rice and Joshua Kullock in conversation with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of Central Synagogue in New York City. Register for the Zoom at

Micah Minis: Saturday, March 25, at 9:30 AM

Sing and dance in the chapel with Rabbi Laurie and Cantor Josh! This family-friendly Shabbat experience is aimed at ages 7 and younger.

Blood Drive in Partnership with the American Red Cross: Sunday, March 26, from 9 AM – 1 PM

Use Sponsor Code “CHAI” to schedule a time to donate here:

Micah Makers Charity Knit and Crochet Group: Sunday, March 26, at 10 AM

All experience levels welcome, including those who want to learn!

A Night of Laughs: Congregation Micah’s Annual Fundraiser Featuring up-and-coming comedian and Jewish Southerner, Ariel Elias: Saturday, April 1, at 6:30 PM

Mel Brooks once said, “Humor is just another defense against the Universe.” In 2023, with antisemitism on the rise and much of the world at odds, there’s no doubt our community could use a little more humor. RSVP at

Sherith Israel

Purim Night Monday March 6

Megillah Reading 6:00 pm

Purim Celebration, Pizza, Hamentaschen, Bouncy Houses, Face Painting

Purim Day - Tuesday March 7

Early Reading 6:30 am

Women's Reading 8:30 am

Purim Seudah 5:30 pm

Chicken Dinner, Live Music, Libations

$15 adults, $10 kids RSVP at

Tefillah Workshop with Cantor Dov Sundays 3/5, 3/19, 3/26 10am - 11:15am Join Cantor Dov for three workshops in March to delve into

understanding some of the prayers we say each day, through the lens of songwriting.

Daveners of all levels are welcome.

Cake and coffee will be served.

The Temple

The Temple-March 2023 Events

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

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 March

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

Friday, March 3rd ~ 6:00 PM

Friday, March 10Th~ 6:00 PM-PURIM SERVICE

Friday, March 17th~6:00 PM

Friday, March 24th ~ 6:00 PM

Golden Lunch Bunch

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

March 7th with entertainment by Bryan Cumming & Purim Celebration

March 21st with entertainment by Dennis & Lori Scott

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

Hike and Havdallah

March 18th

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

Women's Torah Study March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

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 March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

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 Morning Mah Jongg

Join Us for MAH JONGG Mondays at The Temple!

March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

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

March 1st

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

Purim @ The Temple

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

Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 5th 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 11th @ 10:00a.m.

(for families with children up to age 6)

Temple Purim Service -Let’s celebrate Purim at our Friday night service on Friday, March 10th 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

Golden Lunch Bunch will meet at Temple from 11:30-1:00pm on

March 7th with entertainment by Bryan Cumming & Purim Celebration

Calling all women! W.E.L.L. invites you to Megillah and Muffins on Purim Morning! Join us Tuesday, March 7 @ 8:30am at Sherith Israel to hear the whole megillah read by women in our Nashville community! Listen to Cantor Fishbein chant chapter 8, and join in the fun as we celebrate and observe this Purim mitzvah together. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! Rsvp to

Exploring Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients

with Steve Lefkovitz

Tuesdays, March 14th & 21st 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Since 1851, about 3500 people have been awarded the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military decoration. Of those, 17 are Jewish. Who are these Jewish heroes, how did their stories come to be known, and are there others whose Judaism may have kept them from recognition? Learn together about these Jewish heroes of American military history.

See to RSVP.

West End Synagogue

West End Synagogue - March 2023

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

Fundraiser and Tribute to Marcia Stewart and Linda Sisselman with Comedian Avi Liberman

Sunday, March 5 at West End Synagogue, join us for an evening of honor and laughter. We will pay tribute to two West End Synagogue retirees, Linda Sisselman and Marcia Stewart, at 6:30 p.m., followed by plenty of laughter and mirth with a performance by acclaimed comedian Avi Liberman at 8:00 p.m. You can RSVP via the QR code below, email, or call WES. RSVP By Monday, February 27.


Monday night, March 6. Join us for a festive, dairy dinner & fun filled celebration! Come dressed as your favorite Purim  character or anyone else and enter our Purim Costume Parade.

 Prizes for the most creative! Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m. and Maariv, Megillah, and parade begin at 6:30 p.m.

There is a $5 per person charge for dinner and $25 per family maximum. RSVPs are requested but not required. All are welcome. This dinner is sponsored by Sisterhood. Go to the link below to register, or if you would prefer to register through the office, call 615-269-4592 or email

Tuesday morning, March 7, services will be at 7:00 a.m.

Come hear the Megillah during morning minyan!

Scholar in Residence

Join us Friday, March 17 as we welcome Gil Ben Herut, PhD (University of South Florida), who will be teaching with Rabbi Joshua Kullock about Rabbi Judah, the Hindu”. There will be a special Shabbat dinner featuring Indian food from Woodlands. RSVP’s are required, more details to follow. RSVP via the link below.

USY Sub-Regional Convention

Join us March 24th - 26th for an amazing weekend full of ruach, delicious food, great activities, and so many friends, both new and old! Early bird registration at $135 ends on Monday, March 6th at 11:59 pm. Regular registration is $150 and closes on Friday March 17. Open to all in grades 5-12. RSVP Here:

Women's Torah Group (on Zoom)

Join us on Wednesday, March 1, at 11:00 a.m. Rabbi Joshua leads our study of the book of Deuteronomy.

Shabbat Nosh!

Join us for Shabbat services on Friday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. followed by an Oneg reception. Everyone is welcome! It is also Young Professionals Shabbat. This is a great opportunity to meet friends and network while schmoozing after services at the Oneg.

Junior Congregation (for 2nd-7th graders)

Saturday, March 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Followed by a congregational Kiddush lunch. The main service begins at 9:30 a.m.

Learn and Lunch with Jean Roseman

Wednesday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. Reservations required, catered lunch following the presentation.

Men’s Torah Group (in person)

Join us Thursday, March 9, at noon for our Torah class for men. This upcoming class, we will begin reading the Second Book of Kings, while we eat some delicious pizza as well!

TOT Shabbat and Shabbat dinner

Friday, March 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Open to families with young children first grade and under.

Sisterhood Chapel Cap Assembly

Sunday, March 12, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Join the WES Sisterhood as they assemble 200 lace and ribbon hair coverings for use during WES Synagogue services. RVSP via the link below.

“How to Jew It: The Pesach Seder”

Sunday, March 12 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. An Introduction to Passover led by Dr. Joel Gluck with discussion on Ron Wolfson’s book, “Passover- The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration”. Geared towards the WES Intro to Judaism class but all are welcome.

Learn and Lunch with Cantor Dov Rosenblatt

Wednesday, March 22, at 11:00 a.m. Reservations required, catered lunch following presentation.

Rabbis Laurie Rice and Joshua Kullock Discuss American Jewish Identity, Anti-Semitism, and Israel with guest Rabbi Angela Buchdahl from the Central Synagogue in New York

March 23, at 12:00 p.m. on Zoom.

Birthday Shabbat

Join us on Shabbat morning, March 25, for a special celebration of our March birthdays. The main service begins at 9:30 a.m. and a kiddush sponsored by the synagogue will follow. Our 2nd -7th graders won’t want to miss Junior Congregation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Consecration-Kitah Alef (for 1st Graders)

Sunday, March 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Join us to celebrate with the Consecration Class of 2023. Consecration marks the students’ formal introduction into Jewish Learning.

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 minyaners 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. 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 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!

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. We are exploring a new tractate: Sotah. Come and join us!

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.


Let Beit Miriam make getting ready for Pesach much sweeter! We are selling Miss Chocolate Barton’s Kosher for Pesach candy. For more information, contact a Beit Miriam student you know or Emily Grove, Administrative Assistant at or call (615) 269-4592 ext. 18. All orders are due by March 5.

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