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National Council of Jewish Women Announces Fundraising & Program Successes

NCJW past presidents at this year’s Ways and Means event.

The Nashville Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has a long history of service to the Nashville community. And now, more than 120 years since our founding, NCJW Nashville is thrilled to announce that they cont…

The Mazel Tov Players present Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite

The curtains rise in August on The Mazel Tov Players rendition of “Plaza Suite.” The Gordon JCC Mazel Tov Players invite you to book into Neil Simon's hotel suite for the time of your life. Join us for “Plaza Suite,” an evening of one-acts set in the Plaza Hotel.


Come prepared…

Nashville’s Jewish Community Continues to be Leader in LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Part of my job at the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is to coordinate the Jewish community’s efforts at Pride festivals in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In the coming year, my goal is to expand those efforts to focus on year-round activities and initiatives beyond Pride to suppor…

Kvetch in the City - August 2023


Recently, I’ve been thinking about surviving. Surviving what, you may ask. I’ll get to that in a bit.


First off, let me say, I’ve always prided myself as being thought of as a survivor. So, for this column’s sake, as I was writing, I googled the psychological definition of…

Congregations August 2023

Chabad of Nashville


Congregation Beit Tefilah to hold Tisha B'Av Memorial Service

The Jewish Memorial Day, The Fast of the Ninth of the Jewish month of Av, Tisha b'Av marks the end of a three - week period of mourning during which our people remember the series of events that led to th…

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