Jewish Community World’s Fair to Provide Fun and Connection

Although the past two years have presented many challenges, Nashville’s Jewish community continues to both grow in numbers and to expand its reach. On Sunday, April 3rd, The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is hosting a Jewish Community World’s Fair. The special event is designed to showcase the partner agencies, organizations, and local groups that make up Nashville’s unique local Jewish community. Jewish Federation CEO Eric Stillman says, “The Jewish Community World’s Fair will be fun for the entire family, and it will be a great way to introduce how our local Jewish community agencies, congregations, and organizations are connected to our partners around the Jewish world at the same time.” 

The event will take place on the Gordon JCC’s campus where attendees can visit booths sponsored by the various local agencies and organizations. There will be activities for people of all ages, and families are encouraged to come prepared for fun. Of course, there will be food offerings and music, too. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to make phone calls on behalf of The Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. The 2022 Campaign Chair Leslie Kirby says, “This year we wanted to try something new to incorporate a more action-oriented, community-focused way to get to know Federation better. We will still be making calls, but we’ll also have other hands-on activities as part of that process. We hope that everyone who attends to event will stop by to reach out to a few other people in the community to talk about Federation’s work in the community and give people a chance to help facilitate all the incredible work Federation is doing.” 

This year’s Jewish Community World’s Fair is an update to the former Tzedakah Tzunday event. Carolyn Hecklin Hyatt, Financial Resources Development Assistant Director and Campaign Director, says, “There hasn’t been a big campaign event in two years, and this is an opportunity to create something new and fun, and highlight all the programs and services funded by our Jewish Federation.”   

The Jewish Community World’s Fair will be held on April 3rd 11am – 2pm, with phone calling beginning at 9am. For more information, contact Carolyn Hecklin Hyatt at  




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