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Akiva and JMS’ New School Year is Off to a Great Start

On August 9th, Akiva students began the 2021-2022 school year - Akiva's 68th academic year. Students were all smiles as they reunited with old friends, met some new friends, and explored their classrooms and school. Students, parents, and faculty are looking forward to a year of learning, gr…

Local Teen Wins “Learning from the Holocaust” Essay Contest

 

Emmie Wolf-Dubin explains that it was a local rally that inspired and transformed her thinking about the Holocaust and its connection to Israel. And it was the life of survivor Mira Kimmelman, whose strength and optimism drove her to dedicate her life to the Jewish communities in Tenne…

Title - Life Insurance confuses me. How do I know if I need it?

By Mike Levine

What is life insurance?

“Life insurance is just a time-yellowed piece of paper with columns of figures and legal phrases until it is baptized with the widow's tears. Then it is a modern miracle, an Aladdin’s lamp. It is food, clothing, shelter, education, peace of mind, …

Native American Tribal Leaders Welcomes Nashville’s Jewish Community

Native American tradition includes the ritual of offering “protocol,” or honor, in times of celebration, to welcome guests, and to recognize new relationships. It was the latter that drew together tribal leaders from local Native American nations and members of Nashville’s Jewish c…

Jewish Federation Introduces the use of New Inclusion Badge

As part of its ongoing commitment to make Nashville’s Jewish community more open and inclusive of people with disabilities, The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is providing local congregations and agencies with a visual aid in the form of a graphic…

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