WELCOME! Our mission is to create a home for Jews of all walks of life in Middle Tennessee through social, educational and worship experiences that are steeped in Torah. We place a high priority on learning – creating a lifelong learning mindset for all of our congregants. We are happy that you are interested in our Congregation. Please join us in our worship services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. We hope you will visit our Temple, tour our facilities, and meet with our members and staff.
The Temple is the oldest and largest Jewish house of worship in Nashville. Congregation Ohabai Sholom was established in 1851 and was known as the Vine Street Temple. When the Union of American Hebrew Congregations was formed in 1873, the Temple was one of its founding members.
The Temple strives to serve Judaism and Temple members through worship services, Jewish education for children and adults, social and cultural activities, special experiences for all ages, and ceremonies involved in the cycles of life. Bar and Bat Mitzvah (at the age of 13 or for adults) are as much a part of our programs as is Confirmation for young people in the 10th grade. Also, the right of burial in consecrated ground in our Temple Cemetery may be purchased by members.
Our Rabbis and staff, together with involved and committed members of the Congregation, work to promote the totality of Jewish values and Jewish experience through personal service to members, activities within the Jewish and larger communities, and involvement in the national bodies of Reform Judaism.