The Gordon JCC’s Under One Roof, a community art exhibit, opens on Sunday October 9. In its sixth year, this community-based project brings together organizations in Nashville to create artwork around a central theme to be displayed in our sukkah during Sukkot.
This exhibit connects different communities around Nashville. The visual interpretation of the theme creates conversation between community members for us to take a moment and learn from one another’s views.
The theme for this year’s Under One Roof is Kehillah: Community. The Hebrew word Kehillah may be defined as community. A community need not be limited merely by the geographical setting in which people reside, but rather, the concept of Kehillah evokes the value of supporting its members’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs by promoting shared values and finding common purpose. We are living through turbulent and trying times and this year’s theme of Kehillah encourages us to find common purpose to relieve people’s suffering, to fight for social justice and together, build a more resilient Nashville community.
This year's Under One Roof will feature artwork of forty-two local organizations, including past participating organizations, Akiva School, Jewish Family Service, PENCIL, Sri Ganesha Temple, and Nashville Children’s Theatre, as well as new participating organizations, Friends Life Community, Nashville Opera, Greenways for Nashville, and the Frist Art Museum.
The Under One Roof exhibition is open and free to the public, from October 9-17. A closing reception to honor and acknowledge the support and work of all our partner organizations will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2-4PM, and Nashville Mayor John Cooper will be joining us to share some words.
Learn more and view past years artwork at nashvillejcc.org/underoneroof