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Hadassah Happenings

Bake Challah with Hadassah in advance of the High Holidays. On Sunday, August 29, Hadassah Board member Emily Smachetti will teach Challah baking at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Recipe and ingredients will be provided in advance so you can bake along with Emily.  RSVP @  

Gordon JCC Inducts New Board of Directors



New Board of Directors of the Gordon JCC pictured form left to right:  Scott Newman, Treasurer, Sara Melamed, President-Elect, Jeremy Brook, Vice President, Cindee Gold, President, Evan Nahmias, Secretary.  






The newest board of directors of the Gordon JCC …

A Sneak Peek at Nashville’s New Hub for Young Jewish Adults

Tucked onto a leafy avenue in the trendy East Nashville neighborhood, sits the newest addition to Nashville’s Jewish community. Moishe House provides home-based Jewish experiences specifically aimed at young adults looking for community in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Moishe House Nashville,…

NJFF Brings Films Into the Theater and Into Your Living Room              

Alessandro Gassmann, son of Vittorio Gassmann, in Thou shalt Not Hate.  Gassmann says that by adding the second n to his last name he is taking back his Jewish heritage and making it public. 



By Fran Brumlik

2020 was a year of challenges and how to hold a Jewish Fi…

What Does It Mean to Be Jewish in Nashville and Middle Tennessee?

Eric Stillman is CEO of The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee


In the recently released study "Jewish Americans in 2020," from the Pew Research Center, we learn that American Jews are engaged culturally, increasingly diverse, polarized politically…

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