Pirkei Avot:  Jewish Wisdom for Today’s World
Every Friday at 5:00 PM
Get ready for Shabbat with a little text study!  
Each week we will study a piece of wisdom from Pirkei Avot, The Ethics of our Ancestors
an ancient Jewish text still relevant in our own times.
Zoom Room:
Meeting ID: 819 730 96738
Dial-in (Audio Only): 1-312-626-6799

Friday Shabbat Service
Friday, January 15, 2021 ~ 6:00 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat & Family Services
Zoom Room:
Meeting ID: 320 094 033
Dial-in (Audio Only): 1-312-626-6799

Chevrah Torah
Saturday, January 16, 2021 ~ 9:30 AM
Zoom Room:  
Meeting ID:  980 475 946
Dial-in (Audio Only):  1-312-626-6799

Songs of Peace, Strength, and Hope
Saturday, January 16, 2021 ~ 4:00 PM
In these uncertain times, singing and community can be a source of peace, strength, and hope.
Join Cantor Fishbein for a brief but meaningful session of comforting music and time with our Temple family.
Zoom Room:
Meeting ID:  886 2632 5907
Dial-in (Audio Only):  1-312-626-6799

Virtual All Religious School Classes Assembly
Sunday, January 17, 2021 ~ 9:30 AM

Virtual Religious School Classes will follow the assembly.
Go to for more information.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Nashville Presentation
Sunday, January 17, 2021 ~ 2:00 PM
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Nashville will be hosting a presentation by Nashville native, Rabbi William Kuhn,
Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia.
He will be discussing his 1994 dissertation, “An Analysis of the Economic History of the Jewish Settlers of Nashville, Tennessee – 1840s-1880s.”
His work includes interesting information about many, long-established Jewish families in Nashville.
For more information and to request a link to the Zoom presentation, please contact

Let’s Connect!
Sundays, January 17, 2021 ~ 5:00-5:30 PM
Join us for a weekly check-in as we all find our way through this very long pandemic. 
We are all managing so many additional layers to our lives.  
Some of us have found silver linings, and some are weary and tired – many of us are both at the same time!  
One thing we’ve all learned through this is we are truly all in this together.
So join your temple friends to say hello and touch base.
Facilitated by Harriet Schiftan, MSW, President and CEO, Gilda’s Club Middle TN
Hosted by the Temple’s Care and Concern Committee, Alyssa Trachtman and Susan Zager, Co-Chairs
Zoom Room:  
Meeting ID:  818 7435 5039
Dial-in (Audio Only):  1-312-626-6799

The Sermon on the Mount
A 6-Week Judeo-Christian Perspective

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 ~ 6:00 PM
You are invited to participate in this inaugural partnership between
The Rev. Charlie Curb Center For Faith Leadership at Belmont
& The Temple – Congregation Ohabai Sholom.
Leaders Include:
Dr. Jon Roebuck, Executive Director of The Rev. Charlie Curb Center for Faith Leadership at Belmont University
Rabbi Mark Schiftan, Senior Rabbi, The Temple – Congregation Ohabai Sholom
Please join us each week as we learn together.
Zoom Room:

Women’s Torah Study
Thursday, January 21, 2021 ~ Noon
Weekly Women’s Torah Study led by Patty Marks
Zoom Room:
Meeting ID: 392 595 616
Dial-in (Audio Only): 1-312-626-6799

Lunch with the Rabbi
Thursday, January 21, 2021 ~ Noon

Zoom Room:
Meeting ID:  572 111 637
Dial-in (Audio Only):  1-312-626-6799

American Jewish History and the Rest of the Story
Thursday, January 21, 2021 ~ 5:30 PM
Nashville attorney and former radio host Steve Lefkovitz will continue his series “American Jewish History and the Rest of the Story” with a lively remembrance of historical events that affected the Nashville Jewish community and our congregation.
On March 16, 1958, many members of our congregation were children or young adults.  We were told by friends or parents that the JCC had just been bombed by the Confederate Underground.  What was the Confederate Underground?  Who was J.B. Stoner and what was his impact in the Civil Rights and anti-Semitic movement of the 1950s?
On May 26, 1981, three members of either the Klu Klux Klan or a fringe group were arrested by federal agents in a foiled plot to bomb our beloved Temple.  Who were Gladys Girgenti, Charles Boyers, and Robert Boyers?
Were they a part of a larger conspiracy?  And did the bombing attempt have its roots in the JCC bombing a generation earlier.
Join Steve to learn more about these historical events.

Zoom Webinar Author Talk and Q&A with Temple Member Marcus Whitney
Thursday, January 21, 2021 ~ 7:00 PM
In Conversation with Annie Klaver
Amazon #1 Best Seller, Create and Orchestrate, was named the #1 Book to Overcome Your Entrepreneurial Fears, by Entrepreneur Magazine:
“If Marcus Whitney can go from a college dropout without a place to call home to one of Nashville’s most exciting entrepreneurs in just two decades, there’s nothing stopping you from forging a path entirely your own.
Create and Orchestrate tells Whitney’s incredible story and offers some of his invaluable insights, ensuring that everyone who reads it walks away with a deeper understanding of how to make their dreams a reality.”
Buy the Book:
This event does not require a book purchase to participate. However, if you decide to buy one we suggest,
which will give a small percentage of sales to the JCC to help cover our costs!
Register Here for this FREE Webinar

Conversion Conversations
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ~ 7:00 PM

Intro class for those exploring Judaism in their lives.
Taught bi-weekly by Rabbi Shana Mackler and Patty Marks.
Zoom Room:
Meeting ID: 710 423 518
Dial-in (Audio Only): 1-312-626-6799

Although The Temple Gift Shop remains closed
we are still available to accommodate your needs.
Contact Julie at
for an appointment or questions.