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In partnership with the Consulate General of Japan and the Japan American Society of Tennessee, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens hosted its 8th annual Otsukimi, a Japanese festival honoring the autumn moon. As part of the celebration of Japanese art and culture, Cheekwood hosted a haiku contest,…

JCRC’s November Events and Programs

JCRC November programming will address Israel, antisemitism, and the Tennessee state abortion ban. The third in the Abortion and Jewish Law session will be November 14 and will focus on some of the legal implications of new law. The panel will include professionals and experts dealing with t…

Finding Home in a Foreign Land

Jewish Ukrainian Refugees Build New Life in Nashville After Fleeing War

Inna Shulkina and her mother, Lilya Krasnopolska fled Ukraine and came to Nashville to be with Inna’s daughter

Inna Shulkina flew across the North Atlantic Ocean to live with her daughter in Nashville, knowing no o…

PAC November

Planning for the Cost of Long-Term Care: A Retirement Essential

The saying, “Nobody plans to fail, they simply fail to plan,” and its many variations have been attributed to everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill. While the aphorism’s origin has proven…

Reflections by Our Poland Mission Delegates

"Seeing is Believing" by Ned Jacobson

To read about the Ukrainian refugees in the newspaper or to see them on cable news is one thing, but to experience Ukrainian refugees face to face on Polish soil is gut wrenching. These Ukrainian refugees had sane and stable lives until a war, not of th…

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