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Editor's Note July 2022

Hello friends. I hope you all are enjoying the start of summer and looking forward to the longer days and hopefully, a vacation. As of this writing, I am preparing to attend my first in-person American Jewish Press Association conference, to be held in Atlanta. Fingers crossed my flights rem…

Annual Meeting Photo Spread

Federation incoming President Leslie Kirby, center, with Federation CEO Eric Stillman, left, and Federation outgoing President Andy May, right.

Sandy Averbuch Young Leader Award recipient, Anna Stern, right, pictured with her parents.

Federation Partnership2Gether Chair, Christie Wie…

Celebrating the Future

Life & Legacy members celebrate year five of the legacy building program and take part in appraisals of art and jewelry.

On June 8th, our community celebrated completing another year in the Life & Legacy program with the “From Treasure to Tzedakah” event. This year, the event was he…

West End Synagogue Partners with Local Houses of Worship in Blood Drive

Mosh Koch gives his 71st unit of blood.

West End Synagogue member, Mosh Koch waits patiently in the synagogue’s social hall as a Red Cross worker assesses his ability to give blood. It would be his 17th gallon donated since he began the life-giving donations in 1961. “I was giving six…

Federation Announces 2022/23 Grants, Sees Increased Fundraising Dollars

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee plans to distribute over two million dollars in grants to both local and overseas organizations, individuals, congregations, and partners for the 2022/23 fiscal year. This year’s grants are reflective of the grow…

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