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Jewish Federation’ Professional Advisory Council's New Direction

By Shannon Small

The Jewish Federation’s Professional Advisory Council (PAC), now entering its fifth year, is expanding its outreach to a new and younger population of Jewish adults. The goal of this effort is to help young professionals build a foundation for giving that will last throug…

Young Leader’s Cabinet Focused on Fighting Antisemtism Through Advocacy

Alarmed by the uptick in antisemitism both domestically and around the world, young Jewish leaders are setting an agenda focused on advocacy and mobilization. The Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet gathered recently in Washington, DC to urge elected off…

NJFF Announces 2021 Schedule



Thursday, October 14 (virtual) available at 7:30 PM

Moran Rosenblatt (Wedding Doll, Fauda) stars in this delightfully subversive comedy that mines interfaith and cross-cultural relationships against a specifically Israeli backdrop.

My Name is Sara

Saturday, October 16 …

Local Jewish Hockey Player Scores Big in Israel












Israel may seem like an unlikely place for diehard hockey fans, but the new semi-pro Israel Elite Hockey League is hoping to raise awareness of the sport’s growing popularity, as well as strengthen the country’s official professional leag…

Jewish Federation Provides Emergency Aid to Haiti Earthquake Victims


The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, through our overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), provided aid to victims of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti. The quake killed more than 1,300 people and injur…

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