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News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Saturday, April 13, 2024
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Elly Ebin


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Justice Takes Center Stage at Jewish Middle School Yom Iyun

The path towards academic excellence at the Jewish Middle School is not just about hitting the books – it is a journey marked by exploration and personal empowerment. At the heart of this ethos is the Yom Iyun program, an initiative JMS began earlier this year.   Translating to 'a day of ...

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Akiva's First Graders Turn Lemons into Lemonade for Israel

In the spirit of the timeless adage, when faced with challenges - in this case, the recent conflict in Israel - students at Akiva turned lemons into sweet lemonade. Upon learning about the unfolding situation in Israel, Akiva first-grader, Natalie Berneman, wasted no time in rallying her classmates ...

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Akiva Hosts Annual Community Sukkah Dinner

During the eight-day holiday of Sukkot, Jewish people traditionally build temporary structures to recreate the experience of the Israelites wandering in the desert. The Sukkah inspires a feeling of closeness to family, community, and God, evoking a sense of joy and thankfulness. For the Akiva School ...

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JMS Launches Student-Parent Learning Program

In the shade of Sukkah walls at the Jewish Middle School, students and parents sit face to face, engrossed in lively learning and discussions. It is Hoshana Rabba, the culminating day of Sukkot, traditionally revered as a day dedicated to Torah study. This year, it heralds the beginning of a Parent-Student ...

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF AKIVA!

Since its establishment, Akiva School has stood as a beacon of education, shaping the minds of countless generations of Jews in Nashville. Founded in 1954 by Rabbi Zalman Posner of Congregation Sherith Israel, at a time when Nashville was home to a mere 2,700 Jews, Akiva emerged as a testament to the ...

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