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ways to build and enrich Jewish identity and engagement. We expect this trend to continue as we strive to make Best Jewish Nashville even better through our most recent strategic planning initiative, Best Jewish Nashville 2.0. A number of workgroups will be making recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation that will respond to the key findings from the Jewish population study. The goal is to improve services and reach as many members of the Jewish community as possible with innovative and meaningful programs. We invite you to join us as a volunteer, a donor and, most important, as a participant in the richness of Jewish life in Nashville. We are certain that you will find it fulfilling and enjoyable.•

Every year the Nashville Federation underwrites a Partnership2Gether exchange that brings Israeli high school students to Nashville, where they are hosted in the homes of Jewish teens who have had their own exchange experience in Israel. In 2016, the visiting Israelis helped refurbish the faded “SHALOM” greeting on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center.

Federation Contacts Executive Office Mark S. Freedman, executive director (615) 354-1660

Community Planning/Israel Partnership Harriet Schiftan, associate executive director (615) 354-1687

Tania Bukengolts, office administrator (615) 354-1668

Rachel Koch, Get Connected coordinator (615) 354-1820

Lynn Fleischer, Jewish community archivist (615) 354-1655

Barbara Schwarcz, events and newcomers coordinator (615) 354-1630

Total Financial Resource Development Naomi Limor Sedek, assistant executive director (615) 354-1642

Finance and Information Technology Becky Gunn, controller (615) 354-1624

Carolyn Hecklin-Hyatt, community engagement associate (615) 354-1650

Heath Hinson, accounting and human resources (615) 354-1654

Lisa Smith, communications/marketing specialist (615) 354-1676

Allen Cummings, director of information technology (615) 354-1675

Andrea Crowe, donor center manager (615) 354-1676

Carolyn Benick Brown, Akiva School business manager (615) 432-2554

Jewish Foundation Risa Klein Herzog, director of foundation development (615) 354-1651

The Jewish Observer Mark S. Freedman, publisher (615) 354-1660

Community Relations Abbie Wolf, director of community relations (615) 354-1637 Adi Ben Dor, community shlicha (Israel emissary) (615) 354-1632

Charles Bernsen, editor (615) 354-1653 Carrie Mills, advertising manager (615) 354-1699

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