The Temple view Congregation Ohabai Sholom The Temple Family in Israel April 2015 ~ www.templenashville.org The Temple 5015 Harding Road Nashville, TN 37205 Phone: 615-352-7620 Fax: 615-352-9365 www.templenashville.org Executive Staff Mark Schiftan Senior Rabbi................................. ext. 224 Shana Goldstein Mackler Rabbi.............................................. ext. 221 Rabbi Michael Shulman, RJE Director of Education & Next Generation Programs...... ext. 233 Lesson of the Month The March for Freedom Continues... (At this Passover Season, we are asked to remind ourselves of the bitterness of being the stranger, the other, the enshackled and enslaved -- all so as to remind us of our continuing responsibility to bring others closer to the warmth, comfort and safety of Freedom's light. In this spirit, and despite some tenuous weather conditions, thirty members of the Temple traveled to Rabbi Schiftan Birmingham in February, during Black History Month, to trace the struggle for racial equality and social justice in the South and in this nation, on the fiftieth anniversary years of both the Civil Rights Act and the Voter Rights Act. One of our congregants, Ellie Flier, captured the spirit, power, and the essence of this day by publishing her thoughts in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Her thoughts appear below.) David Davis..................Rabbi Laureate Tracy Fishbein Cantor............................................ ext. 226 Bernard Gutcheon Cantor Emeritus.......................... ext. 234 Tammye Crump Finance Manager & Director of Operations....................................ext. 230 Corye Nelson Preschool Director...................... ext. 231 Erin Zagnoev Director of Membership & Development................................ ext. 299 Office Staff Mitzie Russell Executive Assistant to the Clergy & Office Manager........................... ext. 292 Mark Shepard Facility Manager.......................... ext. 235 Helene Dunbar Marketing Specialist................ext. 227 Marjorie Zager Senior Services Coordinator..... ext. 237 Officers Ralph Levy................................President Martin Sir.......Vice President/Treasurer Joyce Friedman.......................Secretary “You’ll be the first in our family to set foot in Alabama,” my mom half-joked over the phone from L.A., when I told her where I was going. “Well, I was the first one to set foot in Tennessee,” I quipped back. Before moving to Nashville two years ago to pursue my music career, some of my parents’ friends were aghast. Are there any Jews there? It’s the South--everyone will be racist. And anti-semitic. Truthfully, I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprised delight, it turned out that Nashville has a vibrant Jewish community that welcomed me with open arms. Shortly after arriving in Music City, I stopped in at the JCC. “I’m new in town,” I announced to the receptionist. “I wanted to meet some Jews.” In short order, I was introduced to a group of twentyand thirty-somethings, and learned from them that Nashville has, not one, but – count ‘em -- five synagogues. Two new friends invited me to Shabbat services and dinner at their Reform temple. Even though my own background is Conservative, after just a few Friday nights, I knew I wanted to become a member of Ohabai Sholom -- known around town simply as “The Temple.” Besides the warm friendliness of its congregants, what drew me to my new synagogue was the congregation’s strong commitment to social justice. Which brings me to how I got to Alabama. The Temple had chartered a bus to go to Birmingham to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Highlights were to include a stop at the 16th Avenue Baptist Church, site of the infamous 1965 bombing that took the lives of four young black girls – which put national attention on the civil rights movement -- followed by a tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a large research institute and multimedia museum. When I boarded the bus for the three-hour ride, Rabbi Mark Schiftan and Temple members of all ages filled the seats. During the journey a long-time member started a conversation about Randall Falk, The Temple’s rabbi from 1960 until 1986. I was fascinated to hear that he had been a champion of social justice and one of Nashville’s most vocal and active clergymen for civil rights. (Although I am repeatedly told by native Nashvillians that their city is a blue dot in a red state, I always marvel at that fact. I was even more surprised to learn that during the Civil War Nashville and east Tennessee tried to remain free of the Confederacy.) Growing up in liberal Los Angeles I had the impression that all Southern cities were mirrors of the injustices that were commonplace in Selma, Birmingham and elsewhere. While I know that strict segregation was enforced in Nashville, too, somehow belonging to a Jewish community historically committed to equal rights made me immensely proud. Before we hit the off-ramp, Rabbi Schiftan picked up a microphone. “Passover is coming,” he reminded us. “We’ll be forced to taste the bitterness in our mouths -- of slavery, of being the other, the marginalized.The Seder is our yearly reminder to put ourselves in others’ shoes and work toward freedom and equality for all.” Continued on page 13... page 2 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 Five More Years I am pleased to announce that The Temple Board of Trustees, acting by a unanimous vote, has approved an extension of Rabbi Mark Schiftan’s employment as Senior Rabbi through June 30, 2021. With this five year extension (Rabbi Schiftan’s current agreement was scheduled to expire in June, 2016), we have taken another step to make certain that our clergy will continue to lead our congregation for the foreseeable future. In response to the Board’s action, Rabbi Schiftan expressed joy and indicated that he “looked forward to continuing to serve this sacred community. I am pleased to be able to continue to serve this historical and vibrant congregation.” Ralph Levy During Rabbi Schiftan’s sixteen plus year tenure, he has led several significant initiatives both at The Temple and as part of our congregation’s outreach efforts to the greater community, including conceptualizing or expanding Temple programming initiatives such as the popular AJ Levine lecture series, the annual Taste of Judaism Classes, the continuing Conversion Conversations Class program and others. Early on in his career, he organized the Nashville Board of Rabbis and served as President of that august body (of which he is now the most tenured Rabbi in the Nashville community). More recently, he led a third Temple trip to Israel and is looking forward later this year to co-leading a trip to Israel for leaders of several local Christian congregations. Finally, he envisioned the expansion of The Temple’s Director of Education position to include Next Generation Programming responsibilities and also authored related applications for grants from the Jewish Federation for funding of activities seeking to involve young Jewish adults in Temple activities. As part of Rabbi Schiftan’s contract extension, he outlined his goals and objectives over and above his significant day-today responsibilities in partnership with our lay leadership, other clergy members and senior support staff. For example, in the immediate future, he will lead the review and update of the curriculum and programming activities of the Religious School across all grades. Other initiatives included in his goals and objectives will be announced in the future as appropriate. On behalf of your officers and Board of Trustees, The Temple lay leadership thanks you, Rabbi Schiftan, for your continued willingness to assist The Temple in responding to the ever changing and evolving needs of our congregation. To paraphrase, a quote from a former U.S. President, “we look forward to five more years.” Travel with the Temple to Morocco Led by Rabbi Mark Schiftan Gil and Joyce Fox, Trip Co-Chairs May 2016 An 11-day trip including Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains, and Desert Sites of Jewish Historic and Contemporary Interest Visits to other sites of Moroccan Importance ***** Come to an Information Session Tuesday, May 5th, 7:00 - 8:00pm at the Temple For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, please call Mitzie at The Temple. April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 ~ page 3 Temple Life Congregational News Mazel Tov to . . . April & Jake Nemer on the February 20 birth of their son, Henry Matthew. Henry is the grandson of Martha & Bob Nemer and the nephew of Matthew Nemer. th Joyce & Gil Fox on the birth of their grandson and to Gilbert Fox on the birth of his great grandson, Dominic Louis Elwell. Dominic was born on February 14th and his parents are Karen & Ken Elwell of Denver Colorado. Lauren & Mike Cooper on the engagement of their daughter Emily to Corry Davis. Sincere Sympathy The Temple family extends condolences to the following members who lost loved ones. • Steve (Kristin) Berneman on the loss of his grandfather, Norman Genoy. • Bob (Alberta) Doochin and Elinor (Rudy) Saperstein on the loss of their brother, Jerry Doochin. • Janet (Rick) Froio on the loss of her father, Harold Stampler. • Leslie (Mark Freedman) Klein on the loss of her mother, Shirley Litt. Congratulations to our Post Confirmation Graduates. Rachel Clark ~ Emma Fischer ~ Gracie Hoffman Matthew Jacobs ~ Noah Klinsky ~ Madeline Levy ~ Julian Mastri Post Confirmation graduation is Friday, April 24th at 6:00 pm Congratulations to our Confirmation Class of 2015/5775 Adam Bednowitz Stephanie Blumenthal Shayna Elliot Vivian Herzog Jonah Hoffman Spencer Klinsky Margot Suchet Lillie Yalowitz Confirmation is Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 am page 4 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 Purim Fun at The Temple 2015 April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 ~ page 5 etin g Notice of Annual Meeting and Nominations for Officers and Board Members 2015 Annu al M e In accordance with Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution of The Temple, notice is hereby given of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Congregation that will take place at 5:00PM on Friday, May 8, 2015 at The Temple at which a slate of officers and new members of the Board of Trustees will be voted on by the Congregation. Pursuant to Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Nominating Committee, which is chaired by Ray Berk, Past-President, is required to report to the Congregation as to the persons it has nominated for officers and Trustees and that will be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Any twenty-five members of the Congregation in good standing may submit further nominations no later than twenty days prior to the 2015 Annual Meeting in which case such further nominations shall be communicated in writing to the membership not less than ten days prior to the 2015 Annual Meeting. The report of the Nominating Committee follows: By Ray Berk, Immediate Past President As Chair of the Nominating Committee, I am pleased to report the nominees for Officers and Board of Trustees. I would like to thank the members of the Nominating Committee, Jamie Brook, Betsy Chernau, Raye Ann Greenbaum, Erica Jacobs, Stan Kweller, Robb McCluskey, Jimmy Schulman, and Amy Smith, for the time and effort that they have devoted to The Temple in connection with this endeavor. Nominated Officers for 2015/16: President: Ralph Levy,Vice President/Treasurer: Martin Sir, Secretary: Joyce Friedman. Nominated Board Members to serve as Trustees for a four year term from 2015 -2019: Michael Berman Michael has a lifelong history with The Temple. Michael was consecrated, became a Bar Mitzvah, and was confirmed at The Temple. Upon moving back to Nashville in 2000, Michael married his wife, April, and it was the first wedding officiated by Rabbi Schiftan at the Temple. Michael and April have two sons, Lawson (5th Grade) and Gavin (2nd Grade), and they are active members of the Temple Religious School. Michael is an attorney and the Chief Executive Officer of Ncontracts, a contract and vendor management company. Betsy Greenbaum Hoffman Betsy grew up in Nashville and was consecrated, became a Bat Mitzvah, was confirmed, and married at The Temple. She and her husband, Seth, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this summer. They have 2 children, Gracie (18) and Jonah (16). As well as being involved in various Temple committees, Betsy is a 1st grade teacher at University School of Nashville. Judy Lefkovitz Judy and her husband, Steve, upon completing their respective graduate programs, moved to Nashville in 1978 and immediately joined The Temple. They have two grown children, Jay (of Nashville) and Emily (of Cincinnati), both of whom were consecrated, became a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, confirmed and graduated (post-Con), all at The Temple. Judy is Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Administrative Officer of DSI Renal, a national dialysis company that is headquartered in Nashville. Her community and professional involvement includes Jewish Federation, Circle of Red of the American Heart Association, Leadership Health Care and The Society of Information Management (SIM). Judy received the Nashville Business Journal 2014 CIO Award for Large Private Companies. Ben Raybin Ben is a third-generation member of the Temple and attended the Religious School through post-confirmation. He is a graduate of University School of Nashville, University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt Law School. Ben currently practices law at Hollins, Raybin & Weissman. He has helped coach the USN mock trial team since 2007. Ben lives in East Nashville with his wife, Sarah. Dana Strupp Dana is a sixth-generation member of the Temple. Dana’s great grandfather, Adolph Meyer, was Temple president from 1916 to1918 and her mother, Suzanne Morris, was president of the Temple from 1992 to 1993. Dana was consecrated, became a Bat Mitzvah, confirmed and married her late husband, John Allen Strupp, at The Temple. She has three children, Emily (26), Joshua (22) and Suzanne (20). Dana has chaired events for the Jewish Community Center, Planned Parenthood and University School of Nashville. She has served as board president of University School’s Alumni Association and University School’s Parent Association. Most recently she served on the board of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Julie Yalowitz Julie and her husband Jay moved from Chicago to Nashville in 2006 and joined The Temple. Their children, Lillie (16) and Eric (14) attend Sunday school and became b’nai mitzvah at The Temple. Julie has a MSW, and before moving to Nashville worked in child welfare in Chicago. Julie has worked on The Temple Arts Festival, is a member of the Religious School Committee, and co-chairs the Purim Carnival. Julie has been on numerous committees and chaired events at her children’s school. page 6 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 Temple Seder for Everyone Second Night Passover Seder led by Rabbi Schiftan & Cantor Fishbein Saturday, April 4th at 6:00 pm Dinner catered by Goldie Shepard. We hope you’ll join us for this festive family-friendly evening. price $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-11; $36 for all nonmember guests. Please RSVP to Erin no later than April 1st. ([email protected] or 615/352-7620 x 299) Name:_________________________________ Phone:______________________ Number of Adults_____x $18 ________ Number of Children_____ x $10 ________ Number of Nonmember Guests _____ x $36 _________Total Enclosed __________ Mail to: The Temple, 5015 Harding Road, Nashville,TN 37205 Attn: Passover reservations enclosed - Your check is your reservation! Young Adult Neighborhood Passover Experiences April 4th at 5:30 pm ~ 2nd Night Seder ~12 South Neighborhood hosted by Rabbi Shana & James Mackler led by Rabbi Shulman April 10th at 7:00 pm ~ Maimouna* at Cafe Nonna in Sylvan Park *celebrate this Sephardic tradition of ending Passover together Next Gen Creative Passover Experiences funded by the Jewish Federation & Jewish Foundation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee For additional information & to RSVP contact Rabbi Shulman (615/352-7620 or [email protected]) Conversion Conversation Class First Night Seder ~ April 3rd ~ 6:00 pm at the home of Patty & Jimmy Marks ~ led by Rabbi Mackler For additional information contact The Temple (615/352-7620) GLBT Seder - April 5th ~ 6:00 pm ~ JACS Seder - April 8th For additional information contact Robb McCluskey (615/568-1786) April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 ~ page 7 April Temple Events Golden Lunch Bunch 11:30 am First and third Tuesdays of the month April 7th & April 21st Putting the ‘New’ in our Jewish New Year: An Intro to Mishkan Hanefesh. Even as Passover approaches, your clergy team is already thinking ahead to the High Holy Days! The whole congregation is invited to join Cantor Fishbein and Gus Kuhn for a series of adult education classes on Mishkan Hanfesh, the newest High Holy Day prayer book of the Reform movement. In our second class, taking place on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm, we will turn to our new prayer book to learn about the history of Unetaneh Tokef, one of the most provocative prayers of our High Holy Day season. For more information, please see your copy of the March bulletin or contact Cantor Fishbein. Join us for lunch, entertainment and fun! To RSVP: Call Anna Sir 354-1686 Weight Watchers 12:30 & 5:30 pm Weight Watchers Tuesdays @ 12:30 & 5:30 pm Weight Watchers 12:30 & 5:30 pm Mussar Mindfulness First Wednesday of the Month @ 7:15 pm April 1st Weight Watchers 12:30 & 5:30 pm For more information contact: Martin Sir, 419-8325 or Victoria Cohen-Crumpton 615/646-7918 page 8 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 2015 Temple Events Book Club The next meeting will be held on April 12th The Martian by Andy Weir and save the date for our May 3rd book, The Martian by Andy Weir For more information contact Joan Breyer breyerje @me.com or Laurie Handshu [email protected] gmail.com Women’s Torah Study led by Patty Marks Thursdays @ 12:00 pm Lunch with the Rabbi There will be NO service on Friday, April 3rd (First Seder) Yizkor Service will be at 5:00 pm on Friday April 10th (prior to our regular Shabbat Service). April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 ~ page 9 Thursdays 11:30 am at The Temple Education by Rabbi Michael Shulman Todah Rabah! Thank You to All of Our Teachers!! Each week I am privileged to see so many teachers creating vibrant, fun, rich, and meaningful Jewish learning experiences for our kids. With joy and caring they show our kids what it means to live thoughtful, engaged Jewish lives. These Jewish educators demonstrate and embody so many of the values we teach our kids: gemilut chasadim, loving kindness, hachnasat orchim, hospitality, kavod, respect, talmud Torah, learning, ometz lev, courage and simcha, joy. Our teachers have a love of Judaism that spills over and must be shared with others. They seek to learn and grow Jewishly themselves. I see in them individuals who have found a window to their own spiritual life in teaching others. Understanding that Judaism asks us to contribute to our community, our teachers have found a most wonderful (and challenging!) way to do so – by teaching and inspiring others, by nurturing a Jewish community that our kids want to be a part of. As our school year quickly comes to an end, this is a wonderful opportunity to honor and thank all of our amazing teachers for everything they have done for us as a congregation. Our tradition teaches us that the highest kavod, the highest honor, is due to our teachers. For a tradition that places great value on kavod, that is no small thing! Our 2014-2015 Temple Teachers: PAGE – Pre-K Program: Jan Huettner & Ceci Sachs Kindergarten: Nancy Flexer & Polly Shepard 1st Grade: Emma Tadlock-Goldsmith & Gigi Gritsak 2nd Grade: Sara Starr & Emma Fischer 3rd Grade: Jason Wesley 4th Grade: Hannah Epelbaum 5th Grade: Samara Orkin 6th Grade: Gabe Borman & Diane Scher 7th Grade: Jeremy Wolff Confirmation – 10th Grade: Rabbis Schiftan and Mackler Post-Confirmation/11th & 12th Grades: Alan Mazer Junior High and High School Elective Teachers: Tara Worthey, Sarah Shapiro, Ellie Flier, Rhonda Wernick, Jeremy Wolff, Rabbi Mackler, Liron Finkelstein, Chris Hollingsworth, Robb McCluskey Music Teacher: Dennis Scott Hebrew Teachers: Ellie Flier, Gabe Borman, Marissa Wertheimer, Cantor Fishbein, Rabbi Shulman page 10 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 Preschool by Corye Nelson & Jan Huettner Readers are Leaders - March 2-6, 2015 “Oh the things you can think, if only you try.”--Dr. Seuss During the first week of March, the Temple Preschool joined schools across the country celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the love of reading with Readers are Leaders Week. On Monday and Tuesday, students brought in their favorite Dr. Seuss book to share their enjoyment of reading with their peers. On Wednesday, Temple Preschool welcomed members of our Nashville community into each of our classrooms to share their love of reading with the children. Our “Readers are Leaders” included Christina Evans, Lori Glenn, Rae Hirsch, Rabbi Saul Strosberg, Hettie Stuart, Linda Telfeyan, and Catherine Vrettos. On Friday, students dressed up wacky to honor Dr. Seuss. Throughout the week, classroom teachers joined in the fun with special art projects and activities. For example, Ms. Dawn and Ms. Gladys in Tikkum Olam’s PreK class had students make their own Cat in the Hat art projects as well as work on Seuss themed puzzles-Hop on Pop and Hooray for Diffendorfer Day. The week was a wonderful event where parents, teachers, administrators, grandparents, and members of the Nashville community and The Temple community came together to encourage reading to our next generation of readers! April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 ~ page 11 Social Action Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC) Each month we highlight an organization which receives funds through the Temple’s Social Action Allocations NALC uses volunteers to teach US-born adults to read and teaches English to adult immigrants. Last year, NALC spent approximately $35,000 on books. Services and materials are always free to the learner. In the past year, NALC served 1,500 adult learners and worked with 500 volunteer tutors. Additionally, NALC operated 33 specialized classes based on specific needs in the community.. Even though they continue to increase the numbers of volunteers, demand for services continues to exceed the supply of tutors. Funding from Social Action Allocations was awarded to offset book and material expenses, which are critical to the program. We need your donation at The Temple Blood Drive! SAVE THE DATE Sunday, May 3rd - from 9:00 am Last appointment 1:00 pm It takes approximately 1 hour to donate. **If you donated blood before 2/4/15, you can donate at this drive.** Please make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org and click on Donating Blood (Enter Sponsor Code: Sholom - Nashville, TN and 05/03/15) Problems or questions? Contact:Brian Bauer: [email protected], 847-858-1088 or Victoria Cohen-Crumpton: [email protected], 615-646-7918 Brian or Victoria will be happy to assist you with making your appointment. Schedule your appointment today! Remember to bring in your PULL TABS from soda and other cans. Ronald McDonald House uses them to raise funds to support the services they offer as a “home away from home” to out-of-town families with seriously ill children in local hospitals. The Temple offers the following Scholarship opportunities: The Donald E. Jacobs Student Loan Fund This fund assists Jewish students who are attending college or post-graduate school with interest-free loans to assist in paying tuition. Please call Rabbi Schiftan’s office for more information and for application forms. Applications must be returned no later than April 30th. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Camp Scholarships The Temple offers partial camp scholarships to the children of members of the congregation. Just write a letter to Rabbi Schiftan explaining why you want to go to camp. Letters must be received by April 30th. page 12 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 Fun Facts The bronze doors to the Chapel Ark were cut from sheet bronze using a water jet and contain a design that was created by renowned artist Laurie Gross. The stylized design includes tree branches that incorporate the Hebrew words Etz Hayyim, meaning Tree of Life, which is how Judaism refers to the Torah. Worshippers can look through the open work of the doors through the Ark itself and the windows beyond to see the beauty of the natural world. The doors, which were purchased for $40,000 and installed in 2000 as part of the extensive renovation of The Temple facility, are more than ten feet in height. The design is a perfect complement to the Torah covers in the Ark that also contain tree branch designs. Continued from page 2... The oppression of African Americans felt overwhelmingly vivid. Among the array of historic “relics” were yellowed “colored only” signs that had hung over water fountains in this city only mere decades ago. In one gallery hung caricatures of African Americans. The vicious cartoons were reminiscent of hideous Nazi depictions of Jews I have seen. To be sure, I had studied the Sixties cursorily in Jewish day school and again in high school. But actually being in the South brought civil rights history to life. The photos, recordings and documents even helped me pull my own family history into sharper focus. My father had often told me about the time when as teenagers he and his sister were arrested at a Los Angeles sit-in demanding that the National Guard be sent to protect the marchers at Selma. And now, here I was in Alabama. Ground zero for so much tragedy and so many bitter struggles. A larger than life-size video projection of Dr. King delivering his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech drew a throng of people. Even though I had seen it many times on YouTube and television, I stopped to watch it again. I lingered for a moment before turning toward the exit, still moved to my core by the sonorous oratory. Uplifting as it was, Dr. King’s prophetic vision saddened me because it is so far from being realized. Driving to work down Old Hickory Blvd. every day I see a Confederate flag flying from the mailbox of a grand estate. And only a few months ago walking to a downtown gig, guitar in hand, I crossed a long line of demonstrators chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” True, our country now has nominal integration of schools and public places, a Voting Rights Act and laws against hate crimes. But recent events teach us that we are far from the Promised Land of full equality. On the bus home, I learned that the speaker who preceded Dr. King on that historic day in Washington was the President of the American Jewish Congress, Rabbi Joachim Prinz. (I knew about Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s close association with Dr. King, but Rabbi Prinz’s name was new to me.) With Pesach still in mind, Rabbi Schiftan read to us some of what the rabbi said at the Lincoln Memorial that day: When I was the rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin under the Hitler regime, I learned many things. The most important thing that I learned under those tragic circumstances was that bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem. The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence. Avadim hayinu: we were slaves. Ata b’nai horin: now we are free. Remembering the words in the Haggadah I used growing up, I thought: “Until every person is free, none of us is free.” This year will mark my third Pesach in Nashville, and my parents’ friends would be reassured to know that I’ll be sitting at seder tables crowded with fellow Jews. When it comes time to ask questions, I’ll ask how I, and they, will -- in Rabbi Prinz’s words -- shun the shamefulness of silence. Telling our ancient story aloud is only the first step. -----------When she is not writing music or performing, Elizabeth Flier teaches Hebrew and music in Nashville. You can hear her work at ellieflier.com. April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 ~ page 13 Kaddish will be recited in memory of these loved ones . . . . April 3 & 4 April 10 & 11 April 17 & 18 April 24 & 25 Pearl Dashkin Anchor (mother) Ken & Felicia Anchor Sidney Averbuch Herbert Cole (husband) Louise Cole Peggy Coplon Paul Dicker Fred Dillon Abraham David Faier Joseph Friedman Ruth Fleschler Gitlitz (grandmother) Scott Newman Dorothy S. Goldstein (mother) Randall & Gretchen Goldstein Edward T. Goldstein (father) Randall & Gretchen Goldstein Sonny Grollnek Bonita “Bonnie” Halprin Meinhard Heilbronn Phyllis Hirshberg Reginald Holzer Pauline Kornman (mother) Gayle & John Rosen Sophie Kuhn Mary Jo Lambert Louis Leftwich, Jr. Fanniitziee Stell Lindy Samuel Loventhal Jennie L. Lusky Lou Lusky Odell Steinberg Maddin (mother) Jill & Dan Eisenstein James Malin Frank Moss Max Opin Nechmad Martin Orland Emil B. Rosenberg Mose Rosenblum Hannah L. Rosenfeld Henry W. Ross Ella Roth Bertha Rubenstein Jeanette Bittner Rubenstein Joe Saperstein Katye Rudoff Saperstein Randolph Seligman (father) Gretchen & Randall Goldstein Sam Small Louis D. Smith Rose Unger H. Frederic Weber May Weisman Hugo S. Worris Isadore Zimmelman Henry Abrams David Cline Jacob Cohen Eli Cooper Regina Cronstine Minnie M. Foreman Frieda Lindy Freedman Bernard Friedman Norman Geltzer Sigmund Godhelp Ada Goldberg Mary Grollnek Louise Kahn Hirschman Alfred J. Hirshberg (father) Charles & Dorothy Hirshberg Pearl Neaderthal Holzman (sister) Norma Neaderthal Donald E. Jacobs Beverly Kasman Leonard J. Koenig (husband) Wilma Koenig Rosa Levy Hazel M. Loventhal David Lowenheim Sadie Martin Claire Merlin Bill Richardson Rosa Lee C. Roth Sadie Seiferth Simon Helene Teitlebaum Simon S. Weil (great-uncle) Bill & Emily Kuhn Gus & Elaine Kuhn, III Carol Lazarus Winkler (mother) Julie & Phil Kramer Ben Wolfe Stanley Amelkin Abba Arbitman Ruth Aron Herman Baron Helen Bergida Morris Berenstain (grandfather) Emily & Bill Kuhn Jerome Bernstein Emma Rose Bubis Milton Chazen Sidney Edward Cohn Learsi Davis Evelyn Feingold (mother) Sheila Schwartz Salome Simpson Field Irving Figlarz (father) Felicia & Ken Anchor Julia Frankland Mollie H. Hirsch Wilfred Jensen Selene G. Kent Joseph Kleban Jacob Kuhn Alexander Latter Josephine Z. Lockenbach Virginia J. Miedzianski Jennie Morris (grandmother) Alyse & Charles Sprintz Edward Osman Max Pearl Rubin Ratkin Si Rosenblum Sam Rosenfeld Louis Rothenberg Irving Saff June Ellen Schwartz Elisabeth Sondheimer Milton Sperling Peggy S. Tohrner Julius B. Weil (grandfather) Peggy Richter Leah Wright Anne Hirshberg Zager (mother) Sally & Lawrence Wolfe Ethel Zeitlin Virginia K. Back William S. Beck Louis Bernheim Philip M. Cohen Rebecca Cohen Abe Corenswet (husband) Renette Corenswet Harry Daneman Mose B. Epstein Lucile K. Falk Samuel S Fishman Atoinette Goldhammer Esther Green Isaac Green Rebecca Guttman Sigmund Held Betty Hoffman Samuel Jacobson (father) Richard Jacobson Joseph M. Jacobus Ricka Hirsch Jonas Isabelle Joseph Hannah Rosen Kirshner (mother) Bernita & James Brown Lillian Kolker Gerald B. Kornman Rosella Ehrenwald Medias Herbert Mellow Dave Mossman Michael M. Ossoff Louis Popper Harry Roback Stacie Rosenblum (daughter) Brenda & Jerome Rosenblum Joseph E. Roth Max V. Sigal Jr. Israel Trestman Megan Whaley page 14 ~ April 2015 - www.templenashville.org - 615-352-7620 Exodus 35:22 . . . and they came, men & women willing-hearted to give. Beautification Fund Memory of Charlotte Strauss Jerome and Albee Guttman Douglas and Melanie Hirt Ronald and Carol Wilker Calvin A. Buchman Social Action Fund Memory of Charlotte Strauss Craig and Dianne Sussman Memory of Letty Lou Gilbert Lee and Glenda Kraft Nancy Loventhal Robb McCluskey Memory of Paul Cohn Marion Katz Craig and Dianne Sussman Memory of Rita Hassenfeld Craig and Dianne Sussman Cantor Fishbein’s Discretionary Fund Appreciation of Cantor Fishbein Sandy Schwarcz Louis and Harriet Berneman Engagement of Michelle Woods Elin Fischer Betty Frances Ginsberg Memorial Library Fund Birth of William Norman Tannenbaum Pauline Bader Arthur Lee Goldner, MD Fund for Judaica Artists & the Healing Arts Anniversary of Martha and Fred Goldner Norma Neaderthal James and Elise Straus Memory of Charlotte Strauss Charles and Dorothy Hirshberg Recovery of Norma Neaderthal Jerome and Albee Guttman Sally Wolkoff This report reflects donations that have been acknowledged as of February 28th Greatest Need Fund Honor of Jane and Dick Eskind Norman and Melissa Davis Marriage of Megan Dickson and David Eskind Norman and Melissa Davis Memory of Barbara Burrus Norman and Melissa Davis Memory of Madeline Pargh Norman and Melissa Davis Memory of Rita Hassenfeld Norman and Melissa Davis Memory of Robert Corenswet Norman and Melissa Davis Rae and Bruce Hirsch Greatest Need Fund Memory of Rita Hassenfeld Bruce and Rae Hirsch Donald E. Jacobs Student Loan Fund Birth of Henry Nemer Morton and Hannah Cooper Birthday of Henry Sender Morton and Hannah Cooper Memory of Charlotte Strauss Morton and Hannah Cooper Annette Levy Ratkin and Ralph Z. Levy, Sr. Library & Archives Fund Engagement of Amy Seibold & Shawn Buford Shawn and Gail Seibold Gerda Loewenstein Caring & Concern Fund Memory of aunt of Jackie & Howard Tepper Lawrence and Sally Wolfe Memory of Charlotte Strauss Sam Hirshberg Jerome and Miriam Klein Memory of Letty Lou Gilbert Lawrence and Sally Wolfe Memory of Rachel Olsky Sally Wolkoff Memory of Rita Hassenfeld Jerome and Miriam Klein Memory of William S. Cochran Lawrence and Sally Wolfe Rabbi Mackler’s Discretionary Fund Conversion of Kristen Berneman Louis and Harriet Berneman Memory of Adele Balfus Diane and Sy Trachtman Memorial & Honor Fund Memory of Charlotte Strauss Jack and Daniella Fleischer Joel and Bernice Gordon Suzanne J. 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