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Gordon JCC Announces Lineup for 2021-2022 Nashville Jewish Book Series




A group of Nashville-based published authors, librarians, educators, and book-loving community members are proud to present The Gordon Jewish Community Center’s 2021-2022 Nashville Jewish Book Series. The Series, now in its sixth year, is a celebration of boo…



Amy and Ben Rosenblum with their daughter Brie, who is in Kindergarten at Akiva, participated in the Parent Matching Campaign. They were thrilled to participate in the match and be able to support Akiva in such a meaningful way. 






This fall, Akiva Schoo…

Jewish Federation: Be a Part of the Team

Engagement Associate

Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee seeks an engaging, dynamic, sociable and motivated professional for a part-time position as the Engagement Associate. The Associate will focus on increasing the organization’s engagement with Newcomers and under-e…

Dear Esther December 2021


My grandson is exploring his gender identity and has asked me to use the pronouns they/them when referring to him. I love him dearly and will continue to love him regardless of his gender identity or sexual orientation but I don’t understand why we can’t just love…

Campaign 2022 Update

Greetings from the Federation 2022 Annual Campaign! 

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Leslie Kirby Chair of this year’s Campaign.   

Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, I came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt as an undergraduate, and I’ve been here ever since. …

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