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A bar mitzvah in Congregation Micah’s sanctuary.

Congregation Micah Reform 2001 Old Hickory Boulevard Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 377-9799 Fax: (615) 377-7996 (Also look for us on Instagram and YouTube) Rabbis Philip “Flip” and Laurie Rice Celia Lerch, executive director Julie Greenberg, education director Lisa Silver, music director/cantorial soloist Ali Friedman Zola, administrative coordinator Piper Panzeri, communications coordinator

Mindy Drongowski, family services coordinator Jeff Landman, president Lynn Heady, president elect


ongregation Micah is a spirited community that honors and celebrates our communal commitment to God, each other, Israel and the world. Authentically diverse, unafraid to break the mold and guided by visionary leaders, Micah infuses the lives of its congregants with a Judaism that is meaningful, relevant and transformative. Promoting the values of liberal Judaism, our services are musical and participatory; our educational opportunities are compelling and enriching; and our social gatherings are undeniably enjoyable. Together we attempt to answer deep questions like what it means to live fully American and Jewish lives. God We approach God through the authenticity of our intentions, the prayers of our heart and the ancient rituals of our people. On Shabbat and at other services, we include traditional, contemporary and innovative musical settings of liturgy by our nationally known musical team as well as other local artists. Our award-winning sanctuary inspires us by framing its beautiful ark with windows which invite the natural beauty behind us inside. Our 35-acre campus also includes a chapel for more

intimate worship, a memorial garden and a cemetery. Torah Lifelong learning begins in infancy. Our Tennessee 3-star rated preschool begins at 6 weeks and continues through pre-kindergarten; the curriculum includes Tot Shabbat and time on our natural playscape. Our religious school is known for its creativity with regard to Hebrew instruction, family services, b’nai mitzvah preparation, confirmation classes and beyond. Special programs include the Kids/Teen Choir, music, photography, Jewish history, family education, and social action programs. Additional youth enrichment is provided through our flourishing youth groups. Micah Midweek allows students to pray, eat and learn together. And our bar/bat mitzvah candidates are tutored exclusively by our clergy. The rabbis weekly teach Torah, schmooze with our seniors and educate from the pulpit. Our Micah Book Club convenes monthly; short courses are offered for adults on Wednesdays and Sundays, and scholars visit seasonally. Together we celebrate the holidays: At Chanukah and Passover, we share a meal as a community, and Purim is an exciting time of skits and a carnival. Israel Micah offers trips to Israel for teens, families and adults. We seek to make connections both locally and with Jewish communities throughout the world. We invite a multiplicity of voices as we invite you to join us on our joyous and sacred journey. • The Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017 • 19

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017  

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017

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