The Jewish community came out to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and the hanging of a very special Mezuzah on the community’s new Moishe House. According to Dave Press, Senior Director of Advancement for the Southeastern Region of Moishe House, Moishe House is a pioneering organization for young Jewish adults. “If we can impact people during this formative phase of life, and engage them in Jewish life, it will continue for years to come.” He introduced the three founding residents of Moishe House Nashville, Rose Capin, Becca Groner, and Shea Northfield, “This is a special group. They blew us away and we are thrilled they will set us up long into the future here in Nashville.” Eric Stillman, CEO of The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, said partnering with Moishe House is part of a bigger plan for the community. “This program is an instrumental part of our goal to be completely integrated within all segments of our community.”
Rabbi Shana Mackler of The Temple, and Rabbi Laurie Rice of Congregation Micah, were on hand to offer blessings for the residents, and to hang the mezuzah. Dave Press highlighted the mezuzah which was created by a former Moishe House resident from Warsaw Poland. The mezuzah is created from impressions left by mezuzot removed from the doorposts of Polish homes and represents continuity and connection between the past and the future.