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SYNAGOGUES Joyous Shabbat worship and holiday celebrations are filled with music, warmth, creativity and joy. During school hours, our preschool and religious school hallways are filled with the laughter of children. Innovative We offer relevant, current and intentional programs including: • Pursuit of Harmony: A weekend of music and learning dedicated to deepening our understanding of the complexities of the ArabIsraeli conflict • A Peace of Our Minds: A sacred weekend of conversation and reflection around mental health • Justice programs such as our Jim Crow series and JewishMuslim Relations Program • Vibrant musical programming including the Temple Mazel Tones (youth choir), Temple Volunteer Band, Musicians in Residence, collaboration with local Jewish musicians and Mitzvah concerts • Fun and engaging monthly programming for families with young children Evolving We strive to improve on our successes year to year. We find opportunities to try new approaches and programs to meet the needs and desires of our growing and evolving congregation, including our wellness initiative, lay-led study groups and Satellite Shabbat programs. Enriching We offer dozens of opportunities to learn and grow Jewishly throughout the year with our weekly Lunch with the Rabbi, Shabbat morning Torah study and women’s Torah study, family and parent education programs on Sundays, and scholars-in-residence.

Connecting We work hard to connect our members to one another through our programs throughout the year, including Next Dor (social events for young adults and couples ages 22-40), Passover seders around the city,W.E.L.L (Women Engaged in Living & Learning), JACS (a support group for those with addictive behaviors) and Caring Connection (congregants helping other congregants at times of joy and sorrow). Committed to Community Our congregation continues to expand and deepen our commitment to making our Nashville community a better place in so many ways: the Boulevard Bolt, Room in the Inn, monthly collections of food and other needed supplies, social action initiatives, interfaith programming and connections with other local congregations. Proud We kvell with pride for our: • Preschool, with its top-rated, full-time, innovative and stimulating curriculum with dynamic and caring teachers. • Religious school and its emphasis on learning in the context of community through fun, creative, relevant and engaging experiences for our students and families. • Our strong and rich tradition as the heart of Reform Judaism in Nashville since 1851. Don’t just take other people’s word for it. Come experience The Temple for yourself! Our doors are always open. Give us a call, check out our website, stop by and visit us. Find a Jewish home here at The Temple. • To access the Community Calendar, go to www.jewishnashville.org and click on “Calendar.â€?

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Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017  

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