There are many reason we now love being members of Sherith Israel. The story with our family falling in love with Sherith came on day one.

When we moved to Nashville in July of 2011, we did not know a soul in town. We moved so Micah could take a new position with a new company. We had a two and half year old and a two month old. Before stepping foot on Nashville soil, I received a call from Daniella Pressner, who told me all about the city, the Jewish community and where I should look for preschool for my kids. It was a wonderful introduction to the warmth and friendship we would receive the moment we got into town.

Our first day in town, we dropped our bags at our apartment and went straight over to Rabbi Saul's and Daniella's home for a bar-b-que. It was the first of many meals we have shared over our four and half years here. What I remember the most about that day was the feeling of acceptance and friendship we had right away. Those feelings only grew as we participated in our first Shabbat that next Saturday morning at Sherith Israel. We walked into shul and our children immediately were taken into the hands of the congregation. Immediately, everyone we met became family and we left that afternoon with many many new "Nashville" based grandparents for our children to love and who love our children.

Within weeks, we knew our move to Nashville was the best decision we ever made.