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Gordon JCC Annual Meeting

Gordon JCC Annual Meeting Set for June 6th in Person

The Gordon JCC is holding its 118th Annual Meeting in person this year on Sunday, June 6th at 10:30 AM. With the new vaccination success and guidelines, we are excited to welcome our members back into our living room to celebrate our p…

Food Fest Nourishes the Soul and the Spirit

The 2021 annual Jewish Food Fest brought the community together for an afternoon of Jewish-style soul food, good times and lots of ruach!

Dear Esther June 2021

Dear Carrie,

I was surprised and delighted to see my name come up in your Kvetch in the City column last month. I was on the couch reading last month’s column and reacted with laughter and a big smile on my face. My 11-year-old granddaughter was close by and quickly inquired about the cau…

Jewish Federation Responds to the Crisis in Israel

The crisis in Israel has resulted in lives lost, injuries and catastrophic damage to property. The constant threat has left Israelis traumatized, including children and those newly arrived in the country hoping to make it their home. The Jewish Federations of North America is responding to t…

Boy Scout Troop 87: “We Remember”

By Richards Hills

As the Scoutmaster of Troop 87 of Belle Meade United Methodist Church, part of my job is to provide a program that follows the, “Methods of Scouting,” which emphasizes the building of values and character in these young men and women. Consistent with the program’s go…

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