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A Just Community at JMS

Inspired by his time on a kibbutz, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg pioneered the field of cognitive development theory and moral education. Combining democratic and collectivist values, Kohlberg established a Center for Moral Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and promote…

Chabad of Nashville to present the 100k Challenge

Chabad of Nashville will be hosting a very exciting year-end fundraising campaign, “We. Belong. Together. –100/100 Challenge” which will kick off Tuesday, December 7th, at 12:00 PM, and will continue until Thursday, December 9, at 2:00 PM.  If $100,000 is raised in 50 hours, it will…

Chabad of Nashville Hosts Chopstix Shabbat on December 24th

Where will you find kosher Chinese on the eve of December 24 in Nashville?  
Chabad of Nashville will be hosting Chopstix Shabbat, a Chinese themed Shabbat celebration.  

The custom of Jewish families dining out at Chinese restaurants, especially on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day,…

Rabbi Garmi Visits Chabad of Nashville


Rabbi yitzchok Tiechtel from Chabad of Nashville, met with the Chief Rabbi or Iran, Rabbi Yehuda Garmi, at the International Conference of Chabad Rabbis in New York. 











Rabbi Garmi spoke about the plight of the Jewish community of Iran.  H…

Shine a Light

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At the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee launched a local antisemitism reporting form in an ongoing effort to assist families and community members in addressing and responding to incidents of antisemiti…

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