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Community Listings - November

East Side Tribe:

East Side Tribe welcomes any and all for our monthly “last Friday of the month” Shabbat on November 18th in Madison. Please join us from 6:30-8:30pm for dinner and shmoozing. RSVP by searching for East Side Tribe events on or by emailing Eastsidetribenash…

Chabad to Host a Weekend of Inspiration

Learning and Spiritual Growth with Matisyahu


Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Chabad of Nashville, the weekend of November 11th.


Chabad of Nashville, home of Judaism Done Joyfully, will be hosting a weekend with scholar-in-residence Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin,…

Why I Bought Roses for My Wife

Recently I bought roses for my wife. There was no particular anniversary or birthday, just a slightly stressful beginning to the week, and so I stopped in Trader Joe’s after a long day of not being home to get some flowers.

Truth is that I have never understood (and probably never will un…

Tennessee Loves Children: New Initiative to Address Child Trauma

A local group of clergy and community members, growing alarmed by reports of increased gun violence, is taking action and is calling on the greater Nashville community to join the effort. Tennessee Loves Children (TLC), a new initiative focused on addressing the needs of children and other c…

Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement, Brenda Haywood

Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement, Brenda Haywood, joined the Gordon JCC for the closing reception of Under One Roof, Kehillah: Community, which brought together 38 organizations to share what community means to them.

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