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Lily Palmer-Garfinkle

Bat Mitzvah






Lily Palmer Garfinkel will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 11a.m. at The Temple. She was born December 26, 2007, in Nashville.  Her parents are Louise and Scott Garfinkel.  Her grandparents are the late Rita and Alvin Garfinkel, Susan and Larr…

Aaron Cheng

Bar Mitzvah




Aaron Cheng will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on January 15, 2022.  He is the son of Edward and Jenny Cheng.  His grandparents are Peter and Ethel Diamond of Nashville, and Stanley and Jenny Cheng of Wayne,  N.J.    

A homeschooled eighth grader, Aar…

Obituaries January 2022


Condolences to the family of Jay Amsel who died in New York. 

Condolences to the family of Peggy Greenbaum Mazur, 88, who died on November 26. She was born in Nashville on September 30, 1933, the daughter of the late Adolph and Betty. Peggy was the beloved wife of Alvin (deceased) f…

Dan Eisenstein

Mazel Tov





Dan Eisenstein has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from his colleagues, the State of Tennessee General Sessions Judges.  He was surprised by being recognized at the annual state conference of the General Sessions Court Judges with this award.   

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Seth Ferguson

Bar Mitzvah





Seth Ferguson became Bar Mitzvah at West End Synagogue on Saturday, October 23.  He is the son of Wayne and Lizzie Ferguson and brother of Elliot Ferguson.  A ninth grader at E.B. Wilson Hybrid High School in Gallatin, he plays saxophone and is in a rock ’n roll b…

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