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Temple Programs


(What's Happening in May and June)


Continuing Study & Discussion:

The Temple’s ongoing  groups, offer the opportunity for continued study & discussion.

  • Lunch & Talk with the Rabbi

Meet with Rabbi Schiftan at The Temple for lunch and
stimulating analysis of current events from a Jewish perspective. Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - lunch ~12:00 p.m. discussion.

  • WRJ Study Circle

This group meets weekly (Thursday @ Noon) to study Torah with Patty Marks.

  • Chevrah Torah

This study group meets weekly on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

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The L'dor V'dor Project

Congregation Ohabai Sholom Generation to Generation Project

This is an opportunity for the Temple Family to leave an unprecedented legacy to our grandchildren and great grandchildren.  By your participation in this project you are perpetuating your own life for your descendants who may have never had the chance to know you. 

Just think how wonderful it would be to visit our Temple Archives and be handed a folder that contains your family tree, a questionnaire completed by your great grandparent in his or her own hand, and a letter written to you years before you were born! Click Here to visit the L'dor V'dor Project web site.

Jewish Film Festival

Click Here to visit the Film Festival web site.

The Boulevard Bolt

The Boulevard Bolt-Thanksgiving Day

Click Here to learn all about the Boulevard Bolt.

Click Here to visit The Boulevard Bolt web site.

The Golden Lunch Bunch

11:30 at The Temple First & Third Tuesday each month (except holidays!) Join us for lunch, entertainment and fun! Additional information to RSVP: Call Anna Sir (354-1686).

Stimulating subjects enhance this groups meetings, ranging from book reviews to key note speakers. Click Here to visit the Golden Lunch Bunch page.

Renew Each Day: changing behaviors, supporting 12 steps

(Formerly known as JACS)
JACS is entering its 13th year and renewing its mission. Committed to the needs of the entire spectrum of the Jewish Community. We hope you will join us each Wednesday at 6:00 pm at The Temple For more information call Robb (615)568-1786

Next Dor

Gathering frequently at the end of a busy day or for a much needed night out. The Temple Next Dor group welcomes those under 40 (and their spouses). Click Here to visit the Next Dor page.

Book Club

The Temple Book Club meets monthly at 10 a.m. on second Sundays to discuss contemporary books, sometimes with a Jewish theme and sometimes not. The members select the books, and there ensues lively discussions, arguments, even digressions. Click Here for more information.

Women's Torah Study

Led by Patty Marks meets on Thursdays at Temple at 12:00 p.m.

Mussar Mindfulness

“Striving for the Best Within Ourselves, Guided by Jewish Wisdom & Contemporary Practice.”

In 2009, we began our group with Everyday Holiness, by Alan Morinis. Then, we delved into Pirke Avot, the compendium of sayings from the Mishnah about how best to live one’s life. This year, we are working through A Code of Jewish Ethics: You Shall be Holy, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

Reading from a Jewish text at each session facilitates our discussions and allows
us to hear personal reactions and varied perspectives of each other’s spiritual journeys. We welcome more participants for two reasons: First, the more people who
participate, the more our minds are stimulated with different stories and interpretive
directions. Secondly, expanding our group helps us practice sayings from Pirke Avot,
such as: "Who is wise? A person who learns from everyone he/she meets." Mussar teaches that nurturing our inner lives, a purpose of our monthly gatherings, enables us to better the world we live in. As a group, supporting each other with trust and respect, we gather to learn, to reflect, to guide one another, and to grow towards becoming the best persons we can be. Please join us! If you have questions, feel free
to call or email David Barton Phone: (615) 352-6442 - Email: Davibar@aol.com or
Martin Sir - Phone: (615) 419-8325 - Email: sirmartinlaw@aol.com

Weight Watchers

The Temple offers Weight Watchers meetings every Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. (Weigh-ins a half-hour earlier).

Adult Hebrew at The Temple

Want to help your child with Hebrew School? Want to better understand the prayers during Shabbat Services? Want to connect to the ancient language of our people? Did you goof off in Hebrew School and want a second chance? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, consider taking Adult Hebrew This year we have 2 levels of Hebrew:

Hebrew for Beginners – Level 1 (no prior knowledge of Hebrew necessary)
Hebrew Prayer Fluency – Level 2 (ability to read some Hebrew words necessary)

Level 1 and Level 2
Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. starting October 20th (Before Lunch with the Rabbi and Women’s Torah Study Group). These classes will run through January.

If you are interested in any of these classes or want more information, please email/call or stop by and see for yourself.


What's Happening in May

Wednesday, May 3rd - The Big Payback

The Temple is participating in The Big Payback, a community-wide online giving day hosted by
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

This 24-hour online charitable giving day will help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. A gift is a great way to support your Temple community. https://thebigpayback.org/

Friday, May 5th at 5:00 p.m. - 166th Annual Meeting

We hope you will plan to join us!

Saturday, May 6th - Building an Anti-Racist Movement as Jews

Due to unforeseen circumstances this program is postponed to a later date.

9:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Jewish Historical Commitments to Racial Justice

In our first session, we will get to know each other and offer an interactive historical overview of racial justice movements in the United States from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter.

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. - Envisioning an Anti-Racist Future

At our second session, we will continue to build community by engaging in creative activities to imagine dismantling white supremacy. We will continue the process of self-reflection and
consider action steps in working towards racial justice.

Sunday, May 7th at 9:30 a.m. - Discussing Race and Racism with Your Family

Due to unforeseen circumstances this program is postponed to a later date.

Claire Schwartz and Hannah Cornfield will facilitate a conversation with parents about the possibilities and challenges of talking about race and racism with your children. They will offer strategies for engaging in open dialogue with your family.

Claire Schwartz is a poet and PhD Candidate in African American Studies at Yale. She loves using art
as a means to explore avenues of anti-racist community-building.

Hannah Cornfield is currently in graduate school for social work at the University of Chicago, where she is training in trauma-informed community organizing and program development around intersectional
issues of racial justice.

Saturday, May 6th at 3:45 p.m. - Hike and Havdalah

Sunday, May 7th at 10:30 a.m. - Securing Tomorrow Today Final Information Session

Bagel Breakfast and Open House.

Sunday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. - Conversions Conversations

Led by Rabbi Mackler & Patty Marks. Providing the opportunity for those seeking to learn more about Judaism, to grow as a group and continue on their individual journey toward becoming Jewish. For more information or to join the class contact Rabbi Mackler - rabbisgmackler@templenashville.org

Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. - Temple Town Hall

Health Care: A Right or a Privilege?
Congressman Jim Cooper & Dr. Larry Van Horn will present differing views on this timely and important subject. Moderators: Dr. Frank H. Boehm and Rabbi Laurie Rice. Introductory Remarks by Rabbi Shana Mackler. Closing Remarks by Rabbi Mark Schiftan.

Dr. Van Horn is Associate Professor of Management (Economics) and Executive Director of Health Affairs, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

Co-sponsored by The Temple and Congregation Micah. This is an ongoing series focusing on current issues of communal concern, as seen through a variety of different (and often opposing) points of view, all done in the spirit of an open, civil, respectful and honest dialogue. This series seeks to continue a proud tradition toward the pursuit of social justice in our community.

Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. - Temple Preschool Pre-K Graduation

Sunday, May 21st at 3:30 p.m. - Preschool Family Fun Day

This is a day of fun to celebrate the school year with snacks and activities sponsored by each Temple Preschool classroom.

Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m. - Temple "Jewish" Spain Trip Informational Meeting

Led by Rabbi Mark and Harriet Schiftan, with an Optional Extension to Barcelona, February 22-25.
Land Only $2929.

For additional information you may refer to the Arza web site,
or contact Mitzie (mitzie@templenashville.org or 615/352-7620)


What's Happening in June

Friday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. - Sha-Bonnaroo Shabbat Service

Never fear, because The Temple is bringing Sha-Bonnaroo to you! We’ll join together for a groovy Shabbat experience featuring contemporary music played and sung by some of The Temple’s own musical rock stars. Come dressed in your blue jeans and tie-dye and prepare for a rockin’ good time!

What's Happening in July

Tuesday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. - A Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Everything you always wanted to know about Judaism in three easy lessons!

Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. - A Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Everything you always wanted to know about Judaism in three easy lessons!

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. - A Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Everything you always wanted to know about Judaism in three easy lessons!

Friday, July 28th - Harmony in Unison Shabbat

For the first time ever, The Temple is excited to come together for a Shabbat service featuring music written by our own Temple members and community! Inspired by the Harmony in Unison Facebook project, we will share some incredible original Jewish liturgical music written by Cantor Fishbein, Stacy Beyer, Ellie Flier, and others from our Temple family. We will also hear from Stacy Beyer, co-creator of Harmony in Unison, as she shares her thoughts on the creation and tremendous success of the Harmony in Unison project. This special Shabbat service is not to be missed!


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