I’m from Chicago and Diana is from St Louis. We have lived in six different cities and been active in every Synagogue we have belonged to, including being on the Board of Directors of every Synagogue.
It was not until coming to Sherith Israel that we found what Community is. Of course we had close friends in all the other Synagogues, but the other Congregants were just that, Congregants, mostly seen on the High Holidays. We were both raised and always belonged in the Conservative movement. We found Sherith Israel to be a place where Reform, Conservative and Orthodox all feel welcome and pray together.
Perhaps that’s what makes it a Community. Perhaps its our outstanding clergy, Rabbis Saul Strosberg and Aaron Finkelstein and Cantor George Lieberman. Perhaps its that 150 people gather every Shabbat to pray, schmooze and enjoy a sit-down Kiddish luncheon.
We are now retired with no family in Nashville and could live anywhere we wanted to. We choose to live in Nashville and belong to Sherith Israel.BACK