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September 2021 Kvetch in the City

I recently happened upon an article that busted the myth that we only use 10% of our brains.

I’m glad to know that, since while it always gave me hope that if I was truly only using 10% of my brain, there remained some redeeming discoveries still left for me to happen upon, it also made m…

Camp Davis Recap 2021

By Marisa Bayard, Camp Davis Director

The Camp Davis 2021 season has come to an end.  This was a summer full of excitement, joy, and tremendous growth.  As we know, kids have an amazing ability to find happiness in the world around them and we were able to see this firsthand this summer…

September in the Gordon JCC Galleries





















The Janet Levine March Gallery will feature the work of Mildred Jarrett and her students. The exhibit is titled, “MovingForward.” These seven abstract painters, from all different walks of life, have co…

Vanderbilt Hillel Welcomes New Staff

By Brian Small


Vanderbilt Hillel is proud to announce the hire of LilyFish Gomberg as Hillel’s new Ezra Springboard Fellow.  She starts in the fall of 2021 and is participating in a two-year fellowship organized and financially supported by Hillel International. The Springboard Fel…

JCC Maccabi Games Return in 2022



Pictured are photos from past JCC Maccabi Games. 




JCC Maccabi Games is back for 2022 and Nashville is putting together a team of young Jewish athletes to compete as part of our community delegation. In past years we have brought athletes representing in Flag Football,…

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