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Promoting Pluralism

The Ken Burns documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, debuted at the end of September, and the Gordon JCC hosted a preview on September 14. As with all of Mr. Burns’ work, the documentary is meticulously researched, and contextualized within the bigger story of our nation’s complicated …

Jewish Community Marks Six Months Welcoming Afghan Allies

Afghan Allies, l. to r. Salih, Wahida, Aisha, Behista, Husnia and Abdul

For the past six months teams of volunteers from Nashville’s Jewish community have been helping newly arrived Afghan allies adjust to life in the United States. From doctor appointments, to enrolling children in schoo…

Newcomer Highlight


Meet this month’s newcomers, California transplants Jim and Sherri Holzer.

Welcome to the Observer's monthly Newcomer Column! Every month, we will be featuring one of our Nashville Jewish Newcomers so you can get to know them and their dynamic, engaging stories. One of my favorite p…


It is often said that the best defense is a good offense. No one wants to plan for divorce, and yet, the best way to protect your assets through a divorce is to begin preparing today. Whether you have been blessed with a large inheritance passed down for generations or are in the initial sta…

My incredible journey to Kazakhstan!

״Your Challenge May be your Purpose״

As the summer turn into fall, I decided to go on a spiritually invigorating trip to the most remote location I have ever visited. A journey of a lifetime, to reenergize my Soul before the High Holidays come upon us.

On a recent Monday night, I boarded…

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