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USING DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS TO REDUCE YOUR TAX BURDEN TODAY

By Mindy Hirt

Over the past few years, donor-advised funds (DAF) have grown in popularity and for good reason. They are an excellent way for benevolent individuals and families to make a long-term charitable impact and receive a tax benefit in the process. Good candidates for DAFs…

Vanderbilt Hillel Students Help Give the Gift of Life

At the recent Nashville Predators #hockeyfightscancer game, through the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, over 20 student volunteers from Vanderbilt Hillel added more than 240 fans and attendees to the Bone Marrow Donor Registry.  Hillel’s previous single night high at the Pred…

On Generosity

Among the many different challenges facing contemporary American Judaism, I believe that our biggest threat is related to what we know as Jewish literacy. It is true that antisemitism is on the rise and that assimilation is growing as well. Although we live probably in the best of times to …

Kvetch in the City December 2021

I went to Target thinking I might find a menorah to bring to my son since I am going to visit him for Chanukah this year and thought it would be nice for him to have his own Menorah for his new place in Manhattan.  

When I turned down the aisle towards the section that holds holiday …

Board of Rabbis & Cantors Book Read Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nashville’s Board of Rabbis and Cantors announce an upcoming Book Read featuring The Wandering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity, by Micah Goodman. The event will take place early 2022 and is open to the entire community. Details will be announce…

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