Congregation Sherith Israel Open Orthodox 3600 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37205 615-292-6614 www.sherithisrael.com Rabbi Saul Strosberg Asst. Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein Cantor George Lieberman Roberta Goodman, board president
ongregation Sherith Israel offers a flavor of Orthodoxy unique to Nashville and is a community open to all regardless of religious background, level of observance or knowledge. We are a diverse congregation, yet we are all committed to our Shul family, the Jewish people, and the State of Israel. Our well-attended, participatory services are meaningful, warm and welcoming,
with inspiring words of Torah, beautiful singing and a feeling of community. We offer extensive programming, including education for youth and adults alike, social events, an active Sisterhood and community service. Shabbat and Holidays Shabbat at Sherith Israel begins with a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat in the heart of Music City. All are then welcome to join in a festive Shabbat dinner in Abraham and Sarah’s Tent. Shabbat day services are filled with joy, song and active participation as well as special programming for younger children. Following services, we join together as a community at our catered Kiddush luncheon, catching up with old friends and making new friends. There are classes both before Shacharit and after the Kiddush luncheon. The calendar is full of community celebrations of Jewish holidays, starting with a Rosh Hashanah luncheon and tashlich, Yom Kippur break-
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About 200 people participated in a multi-generational hamentaschen bake in 2016 hosted by Congregation Sherith Israel.
the-fast after a day of truly inspiring prayer, Shabbat in the Sukkah and a community Simchat Torah dinner, Chanukah menorah lighting and party, Purim Se’udah, Passover seders, and Shavuot learning. In addition, we join together to
commemorate national days of service and holidays, including Martin Luther King Day. Women’s Programs Sherith Israel’s Sisterhood has played a vital role in our community for many years;
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