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Rabbi Fred Guttman Receives Award from International Civil Rights Museum

Rabbi Fred Guttman with President Barack Obama 

Nashville native, and civil rights leader, Rabbi Fred Guttman was honored by the International Civil Rights Museum with the 2022 Lifetime Community Service Award. The award was presented last month at the museum’s annual gala. Guttman do…

Am I still a citizen?

On June 24, 2022, the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW) issued the following statement: 

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a moral failure. It will put lives at risk. By overturning 50 years of precedent, safe and vital abortion care is now virtually inaccessible to m…

Newcomer Highlight- August 2022

In my work as the Federation's Newcomer Engagement Associate, I meet so many Jews who are moving or want to be moving to Nashville. They come from all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons, and we bring them into Nashville’s Jewish community through our monthly Newcomer Shabbat Dinne…

The Temple Welcomes Rabbi Michael Danziger as Senior Rabbi

Congregants at The Temple were eager to welcome their new senior Rabbi, Michael Danziger, to town. They had to wait a couple of weeks, though, because Danziger and his entire family all tested positive for Covid19 soon after their arrival. Despite the rocky beginning, Danziger reports the…

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, What’s Next for Jews in Tennessee?

The United States Supreme Court made the unprecedented move in late June to take away the federal right to abortion granted 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. In its majority opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Samuel Alito said, “The Constitution does…

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