Community Listings: August 2023

East Side Tribe:


Join us for a Shabbat on August 25th from 6:30 to 8:30 to meet new people and relax after a long week. RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the location. Email us if you’d like to be a future host, you don’t need to live on the East Side! We provide the food, wine and dessert and you provide the space! Our Shabbats are the last Friday of the month and we look forward to meeting you! Check us out on instagram @eastsidetribenashville


Nashville Jewish Film Festival:


NJFF announces dates and films for 2023 Nashville Jewish Film Festival


October 18 marks the date of the Opening Night film for the 23rd annual Nashville Jewish Film Festival. With a gala opening night sponsor dinner at AB (directly across the street from The Belcourt Theater} catered by Corner Market we are proud to present a wonderful new film by Aviva Kempner, A POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES. The film is the firsthand story of Aviva’s mother and uncle, their survival during the Shoah and their successes in the United States. Told with love and humor this is a must-see new film.


Continuing until November 2 the festival will feature such diverse films as GIMPEL THE FOOL RETURNS TO POLAND on October 26 at the Belcourt, HUMMUS, a bright new comedy about stolen trucks, gun-runners, florists and hummus makers, told with Israeli humor, SHTTL, on October 19 starring Saul Rubenik in an a brand-new all Yiddish film. The English subtitles make it possible for us to all enjoy the story of a Polish village on the eve of WW II. On October 21 at the AMC in Bellevue, Paris Boutique is a sexy, romantic comedy set in Jerusalem with mistaken identities and STAY WITH US on October 28 at the AMC is the real story of French comedian Gad Elimelech and his struggle to decide if he should remain a Jew or become Catholic. Told with humor and understanding Elimelech has turned his real-life struggle into an intriguing and funny story featuring his real family.


These are just six of the 13 films that will be shown until November 2 at the Belcourt, the AMC in Bellevue and the GJCC. Watch your October Observer for more details and the complete festival guide. For more information or sponsorship details contact Fran Brumlik at


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