Posts by Barbara Dab

Noa Tishby’s Guide to Understanding Israel Breaks It All Down

There is a story Noa Tishby tells about the moment she knew she had to write a book about Israel. A well-known Hollywood actress, upon learning Noa is Israeli, approached her to ask if her parents were upset she no longer wears a hijab. In fact, the incident was the culmination of many si…

Jewish Federation Joins National Support for New Orleans Hurricane Victims

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee recently made an emergency distribution of $5,000 from the disaster relief fund through the Jewish Federations of North America to assist with the Hurricane Ida relief efforts. Arnie Fielkow, Chief Execu…

Local Teen Wins “Learning from the Holocaust” Essay Contest

 

Emmie Wolf-Dubin explains that it was a local rally that inspired and transformed her thinking about the Holocaust and its connection to Israel. And it was the life of survivor Mira Kimmelman, whose strength and optimism drove her to dedicate her life to the Jewish communities in Tenne…

Native American Tribal Leaders Welcomes Nashville’s Jewish Community

Native American tradition includes the ritual of offering “protocol,” or honor, in times of celebration, to welcome guests, and to recognize new relationships. It was the latter that drew together tribal leaders from local Native American nations and members of Nashville’s Jewish c…

Jewish Federation Introduces the use of New Inclusion Badge

As part of its ongoing commitment to make Nashville’s Jewish community more open and inclusive of people with disabilities, The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is providing local congregations and agencies with a visual aid in the form of a graphic…

Pandemic Pen Pals Help Each Other Cope

 

In today’s screen centered world, many people consider letter writing to be merely a quaint throwback to B’nai Mitzvah and wedding and baby shower “thank you,” notes. But during the past year and a half, a revival of the handwritten letter has taken place between local seniors …

Young Leader’s Cabinet Focused on Fighting Antisemtism Through Advocacy

Alarmed by the uptick in antisemitism both domestically and around the world, young Jewish leaders are setting an agenda focused on advocacy and mobilization. The Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet gathered recently in Washington, DC to urge elected off…

Local Jewish Hockey Player Scores Big in Israel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel may seem like an unlikely place for diehard hockey fans, but the new semi-pro Israel Elite Hockey League is hoping to raise awareness of the sport’s growing popularity, as well as strengthen the country’s official professional leag…

Jewish Federation Provides Emergency Aid to Haiti Earthquake Victims

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, through our overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), provided aid to victims of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti. The quake killed more than 1,300 people and injur…

The Temple/Pardes Institute Partnership Bring Learning to Nashville

For many Jews, the idea of text study evokes memories of long afternoons spent in Hebrew School classrooms reciting the aleph bet and rote learning the Shabbat prayers. Upon completion of Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Jewish learning often falls off the schedules of busy teens and young adults. Keepi…

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,…

Jewish Federation Sends Support to Miami Jewish Community

In the wake of the catastrophic condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee provided $1,000 in aid to the Miami’s Jewish community to assist victims and families of victims. The donation was distributed from Th…

Jewish Federation CEO Eric Stillman Selected for Leadership Nashville

Eric Stillman, CEO of The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, is joining the 2021/22 Leadership Nashville class. Stillman joins 43 other executives who represent a diverse cross section of Nashville’s civic life. Now in its 44th year, Leadership Na…

Domestic and Local Antisemitism Leads to Creation of New Task Force

The recent crisis in Israel, combined with the spike in domestic antisemitic activity, sparked concerns among local clergy and lay leaders who are urging Nashville’s organized Jewish community to create both a centralized process for reporting incidents and a unified response to address t…

Jewish Federation Announces 2021/22 Grants

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is distributing about $2 million to organizations, congregations and agencies throughout the local Jewish community here in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The grants…