September 2021



During the High Holidays, the doors to heaven are open to all… so are ours! The 5782 High Holiday Cycle will be a unique one, as COVID-19 has changed our routine. Chabad of Nashville will be hosting services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with social distancing, and all safety precautions presented by the CDC will be in place. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing requirements a limited number of seats are available. Chabad does not charge for High Holiday Tickets, however advance registration is required.

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.

Whether your background 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 a schedule of High Holiday services see below or go to


Monday, September 6: The first night of Rosh Hashanah

Candle Lighting and Service to welcome the New Year     6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 7: First 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                               5:30 PM

Wednesday, September 8: Second day of Rosh Hashanah

Morning Service                                 10:30 AM

Children’s Service                              11:00 AM

Rabbi’s Sermon / Sounding             11:30 PM

Musaf                                                12:30 PM


Wednesday, September 15: Yom Kippur Eve

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

Thursday, September 16: 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                                                                           12:45 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


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 services in person due to COVID19 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 September 3, 2021


Chabad to host "Sukkot in the Cloud" and "Kosher Pizza in the Hut"

Sukkot is known as the Festival of Joy, and 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 socially distant Sukkot celebration at “Sukkot in the Cloud,” on Tuesday, September 21, at 12:30 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.

On Sunday, September 26, 5:00 PM, all are invited for an evening of “Kosher Pizza in the Hut.” Guests will warm their body and soul, savor the spirit of Sukkot and enjoy Kosher Pizza flown in from new York, as the Festival of joy will be celebrated with a warm and hearty socially distant Sukkot dinner.

Participants at these events will have the opportunity to do the Lulav Shake. There is no cost to participate in these two sukkot events. RSVP appreciated at


Simchat Torah Under the Stars

Chabad will host Simchat Torah Under the Stars, with an upbeat and joyous family friendly Simchat Torah celebration on Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00 PM. This event will include a festive holiday NY style deli dinner, a Simcha bar for L'chaim's of joy, dancing with torah, and flags for the kids.

This event will take place in the courtyard of Chabad of Nashville and culminates in the ultimate joy of the High Holiday season, and all are invited to participate. Go to for more information.


Congregation Micah

Yes, we are open! Judaism at Micah continues to evolve with courage, compassion and creativity. Stay updated! Go to, like us on our socials: Facebook; Instagram; @MicahNashville; sign up for our eblasts; learn and pray with us in person or on YouTube, Zoom and on our Livestream. In our tent, there is room for everyone! Access Micah’s programs – all free and open to the public - from the front page of our website.

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Apply for Membership! For more information contact Mindy Drongowski at

Programming at Micah - August 2021

Sanctuary Shabbat Services - Fridays at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At Micah we approach God in many ways: through the power of music and song, the inspiration of words, the beauty of sacred space, and the authenticity of our intention. To fully realize this core Jewish value, we invite you to join us for services that are as diverse as they are engaging, as moving as they are participatory.

Sports Trivia – Tuesday, September 7 at 10:30 AM

Have you spent the last 25 yrs of your life wondering 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 to get into the world series in 1951? Answers to this question and many more of little importance when you join Martin Light and other Micah members for an hour of a sports trivia contest to be held in the Micah library on the first Tuesday of every month. All are welcome. Any questions: contact

ReJEWvenation – Starting September 21

A spiritual discipline focused on reNEWing and reJEWvenating the mind and heart with knowledge and understanding of Jewish traditions, theology, and history. Join us in a compassionate, virtual environment, and eradicate any inexperience, illiteracy, unfamiliarity, or complete obliviousness to Jewish customs and rituals. Be reminded of or learn traditions you never knew and, in the process, reJEWvenate your soul! This Introduction to Judaism class is a requirement for conversion at Micah. Meeting for 10 sessions, the class is virtual from 7 to 8:15 PM.

Dates: September 21 & 28, October 5, 19 & 26, November 2, 9 & 16, December 7 & 14

$50 for Micah Members, $180 for non-members (includes all 10 sessions and the digital text)

A Woman’s Circle - Friday, September 24 at 12:00 PM

Grow your soul, meet with other women, and engage with sacred text. Rabbi Laurie challenges your intellect through study and conversation on Jewish and other relevant topics. All are welcome. Bring a friend!

Please Note: Due to our most recent COVID-19 protocol, lunch will not be served for A Woman's Circle, as we will be wearing masks in the building at all times.


High Holy Days 5782/2021 at Congregation Micah




10:00 AM Morning Liturgy, Torah & Sermon

11:30 AM Shofar Service

12:00 PM Tashlich & Family Picnic





10:00 a.m. Morning Service

12:30 p.m. Afternoon Panel

2:00 p.m. Healing Service

2:00 p.m. Schmooze & Views: Talk Politics

2:00 p.m. Musar: Ethical Wisdom

3:00 p.m. Jonah: Choice & Consequence with Rabbi Ethan Franzel (Zoom)

3:00 p.m. Micah Minis Children's Service (Zoom)

4:00 p.m. CHAI & MiTY Teen Service

5:00 p.m. Yizkor: Remembering Our Loved Ones

Following Yizkor - Neilah: Concluding Service


Finish out the Holy Day Season with us: Celebrate SUKKOT & SIMCHAT TORAH!

Check Our High Holy Days page on the Micah Website for more information.

Follow us: @MicahNashville

Weekly Events

Schmooze & Views - Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Keeping the politics off the pulpit but not out of the building, share your views in a round-table discussion on current events facilitated by the rabbi and Dr. Bob Smith. Attendance includes both in-person and virtual options.

Torah Study - Saturday Mornings at 9:00 AM

Deep conversations with thoughtful and caring people. Led by the rabbi on zoom.

Mah Jongg - Tuesday afternoons at 12:30 PM

Chinese tile game with a Jewish twist in the Micah social hall.

A Woman’s Circle - Friday, September 24 at 12:00 PM

Grow your soul, meet with other women, and engage with sacred text. Rabbi Laurie challenges your intellect through study and conversation on Jewish and other relevant topics. All are welcome. Bring a friend!

Please Note: Due to our most recent COVID-19 protocol, lunch will not be served for A Woman's Circle, as we will be wearing masks in the building at all times.


Sherith Israel

The High Holy Days at Sherith Israel



Midnight: Selichot Services



9:30 am: Service (Lucas Chapel)



6:50 pm: Candle Lighting

6:55 pm: Evening Services



8:30 am: Preliminary Services

9:45 am: Torah Reading

10:15 am: Rabbi’s Address/Shofar

10:40 am: Musaf

12:30 pm: Lunch (By Reservations)

2:00 pm: Tashlich at Richland Creek

6:50 pm: Mincha

7:45 pm: Maariv/Candle Lighting



8:30 am: Preliminary Services

9:40 am: Torah Reading

10:15 am: Rabbi’s Address/Shofar

10:40 am: Musaf

6:45 pm: Mincha

7:43 pm: Maariv/Havdalah



5:04 am: Fast Begins

6:10 am: Selichot and Shacharit

6:35 pm: Mincha

7:28 pm: Fast ends



6:30 am: Shacharit

3:00 pm: Mincha

6:37 pm: Candle Lighting

6:40 pm: Kol Nidre



8:30 am: Shacharit

10:50 am: Torah Reading

11:15 am: Rabbi’s Address

11:30 am: Yizkor

11:40 pm: Musaf

5:15 pm: Mincha

6:25 pm: Neilah

7:29 pm: Shofar followed by Break-Fast


The Temple

September 2021 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, September 23rd & 30th 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 September

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

Friday, September 3rd ~ 6:00 PM

Friday, September 10th ~ 6:00 PM - Shabbat Shuvah

Friday, September 17th  ~ 6:00 PM

Friday, September 24th ~ 6:00 PM - Sukkot Shabbat Service & Celebration

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. 9:30 am on Saturdays.

Memorial Service at The Temple Cemetery

on Sunday, September 12th @ 9:30a.m.

Next Dor and Moishe House Nashville will be hosting “Sips and Crafts in the Sukkah” on Monday, September 20 at 6:30pm at The Temple Sukkah. We will decorate the Sukkah, eat dinner, create some fall cocktails, and meet new friends.

Join us for Sukkot on the Boat

Saturday, September 25th at 4:00pm

For more information, please see and

Join The Temple at the Nashville Pride Festival

Saturday, September 18th & Sunday, September 19th

For more information, please see and

Join our W.E.L.L and Care & Concern for an afternoon of crafting and knitting in the Sukkah on Sunday, September 26th @ 2:00p.m.

The Temple’s W.E.L.L (Women Engaged in Living & Learning) is joining with the Care & Concern Crafternoon crew and invites all knitters, crocheters, and anyone who just wants to learn how to knit a simple scarf to provide for the homeless women who are a part of the Room in the Inn during the cold winter. Or bring a craft project of your own.

We will be in the Sukkah at The Temple to the enjoy the company of women engaged in living & learning. Refreshments will be served! Please RSVP to Rabbi Mackler at

For more information, please see and

Sukkot Yizkor Service

Friday, September 24th at 5:00p.m. 

Please access for login information or to register to attend in person.

Sukkot Shabbat Service & Celebration

September 24th

On Friday September 20th at 6:00pm.  Join the Temple Family for our Sukkot Celebration and Shabbat service. Services start at 6pm. Please reserve your spot via  You can also watch via zoom from

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

The Temple High Holy Days 2021

Schedule of Services*

We are so appreciative of your patience, understanding, and care and concern over these past 16 months.  We are hopeful to be able to turn the page as we return to an active physical presence at The Temple in the months ahead. We hope this initial schedule provides you with some tentative guidelines for our services and related programs.                   

Monday, September 6, 2021

                        7:00 PM ...... Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

                        10:00 AM        Morning Service

                        The following events will be held outdoors:

                        12:30 PM         Tashlich at the Creek Service #1

                        3:00-4:00 PM  Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Reception

                        4:00 PM          Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Family Experience 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

                        7:00 PM          Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

Thursday, September 16, 2021

                        8:30 AM          Yom Kippur Family & Tot Program

                        10:00 AM        Morning Service

                        12:30-1:30 PM Congregants Hour

                        2:00-2:45 PM  Afternoon Service

                        3:15-4:15 PM  Study Hour

                        4:30-5:30 PM  Yizkor & Concluding Service

*All services with the exception of the Study Hour will be available in both the live and streamed formats! Please see and for updated schedule information.                  

            *As of 7/21/21 and subject to change




In-person services are reserved for WES members only this holiday season. On-line viewing will be available for all.  Please refer to our website for details.

Monday 9/6, 6:00 pm:  Frst night of Rosh Hashanah. Evening service will be outside for those that want to attend and online.

Tuesday 9/7, 9:30 am - noon: First morning of morning of Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi’s sermon approximately 10:45. In-person services (you must preregister) and Online services.

Tuesday 9/7 Afternoon: Tashlich will be by the bridge at Carden & Roland Avenue. Join us for the three-block walk from the Synagogue at 4:45. There is limited parking but if you must drive, park on Roland Avenue. Mincha will follow back at the Synagogue outdoors at 6:00.

Wednesday 9/8, 9:30 - noon: Second morning of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi’s sermon approximately 10:45. In-person services (you must preregister) and Online services.

Sunday 9/12, 10:00 am: Ceremony at the West End Synagogue Cemetery.

Wednesday 9/15, Kol Nidre - Mincah 6:15 pm: Rabbi’s sermon 7:30, services end approximately 8:00 In-person services (you must preregister) and Online services.

Thursday 9/16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Yom Kippur morning service with the recitation of Yizkor (after 11:00 a.m.) Rabbi’s sermon approximately 11:00. In-person (you must preregister) and Online services.

Thursday 9/16, 5:00 pm: Mincha and Neila for Yom Kippur. In-person (you must preregister) and Online services. Blowing of Shofar at 7:31 pm, followed by Ma’ariv and Havdalah

For information on streaming our services, please contact the WES Office at

Mahzor’s will be available to members to borrow who are unable to attend services In-Person for a suggested donation of $18.00.

Youth and Children’s Services

All children and family services will be held outdoors in the Kullock’s carport area.  Children aged 5 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult for FWYC Services.

Tuesday 9/7: First morning of morning of Rosh Hashanah. Start the year with Tashlich! 

FWYC - 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

1st – 6th Grade – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday 9/8: Second morning of Rosh Hashanah.  Blow your own Shofar for the New Year!

FWYC - 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

1st – 6th Grade – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday 9/16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Yom Kippur morning Service

FWYC - 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

1st – 6th Grade – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm




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