By Nilam Patel
Through the B'nai Tzedek program, Bar or Bat Mitzvah age teens establish an account in their own names through the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The program has proven to be popular among Nashville’s local Jewish teens, who are learning the value of Tikkun Olam, the repair of the world.
On February 27th a group of 20 teens came together to learn and discuss what it means to be Jewish, learn about the different values, and discover what cause holds true to their heart. Teens discussed a variety of topics like antisemitism, the elderly, women's rights, and more. Along with enlightening discussions, the teens participated in a project to help Nashville General Hospital. They created little gift bags and Thank You cards for the healthcare workers in the Emergency Room.
The program ended on a high note, as teens asked to be added to the board for the following year.