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Family Service for its Kosher Food Box program, and participate in delivering Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. In addition we plan monthly events that consist of such activities as our annual Shabbat dinner, an annual December 24th theme party, attending theatre and musical performances and hosting a screening during the Nashville Jewish Film Festival. We also host lectures on Jewish as well as secular topics. Speakers have included local politicians, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and Metro Council member Fabian Bedne, as well as spiritualist Rabbi Rami Shapiro. We’ve held about 250 social, educational and cultural events over the years, and to the delight of the Nashville business community, we’ve contributed greatly to the bottom line of quite a number of restaurants in town!
We look forward to welcoming new members to our chapter whether they are newcomers to the Nashville area or longer term residents of our community. For more information, contact Jackie Harrison at Jackieharrison1951@gmail. com or (615) 730-7588. •
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Celebrity chef Elizabeth Kurtz (back row, left) led a program at Chabad of Nashville on preparing food for the High Holidays. Participants feasted on a four course gourmet dinner.
ooking for a connection, for meaning in the everyday, for joy in our tradition? Chabad of Nashville has what you’re seeking. We welcome you regardless of affiliation, perspectives on Judaism or levels of observance. Whether you’re just starting your spiritual journey or seeking to renew your commitment to Judaism or just want to enjoy the holidays and traditions, this is the place for you. Chabad of Nashville is situated on the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life, a nine-acre natural landscape in Bellevue. The center uplifts you with its Jerusalem-like entrance, a sanctuary with soaring floor-toceiling windows, an oak library for Torah study, a magnificent ballroom with outdoor patio for lifecycle and communal events, two Shabbat guest suites, state-of-the art, child-friendly classrooms for summer camp and Hebrew school, two commercial kosher banquet kitchens (one dairy and one meat), a meditation courtyard, a hip youth lounge and a state-ofthe-art mikvah. It’s a true lighthouse of Judaism. Chabad offers services for people of all ages. Our philosophy is based on the work
and wisdom of the Rebbe, who taught us to teach and care for everyone, for every individual is important and brings a special light to this world. Chabad publishes Nashville’s Jewish art calendar which includes a programming guide for many of the events and lectures, taking place throughout the year. Holidays are always celebrated with a unique and creative twist. They include the Shofar Factory, Family SukkahFest, Purim celebrations and the Model Matzah Bakery. We ignite Jewish pride with the lighting of public Chanukah menorahs at the State Capitol and around Nashville, and host community Passover seders. Educational programs include the Jewish Learning Institute, Lunch N’ Learn sessions for businesspeople, guest lectures, Rosh Chodesh Society women’s group, the Mega Challah Bake, and Torah To Go, tailored to various levels of study and interest in Judaism. Chabad of Nashville also runs a most fun and nurturing summer day camp for youth, Camp Gan Israel, where children experience warm and loving moments that they cherish for a lifetime. •
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