TO THE FEDERATION CONSTITUTION
The general membership of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee shall consider an amendment to the Federation Constitution at the 77th Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, 810 Percy Warner Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37205.
The proposed amendment was reviewed and unanimously approved for recommendation to the Federation general membership by the Federation Board of Directors at its meeting held on April 23, 2013.
Article IX, Section 9.1 A. is amended to read (new language in red, deleted language in red with
THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE
A) The Community Relations Committee (CRC) shall be composed of a chairperson, a vice-chairperson and
cat least nine other members representing each of the local Jewish congregations, local beneficiary agencies of the Federation, other local Jewish organizations or local chapters of national Jewish organizations and at-large members. The mission of the CRC, in partnership with its affiliate the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), is to advocate for Jewish interests and values, dedicate itself to the safety and security of the state of Israel, and to foster constructive relationships within the Jewish community and among people of all faiths and cultures in order to promote a just, democratic and pluralistic American society. The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be appointed annually by the President of the Federation. CRC members shall serve two-year renewable Its object is to centralize the direction and control of, and to terms. The CRC shall carry out, a unified program of community relations. It shall represent, and act on behalf of the community in matters of Jewish interest as concerning s local, state, national and international affairs.
No visit to Israel is complete without a visit to our P2G sister community, the Hadera-Eiron Region, where Israel's ancient history meets Israel's modern history.
These teens - taking a break from a poolside party at the GJCC - are some of the most important reasons for what we do in Federation. They come from the Hadera-Eiron region in Israel and from the American cities with which we, Nashville, are paired through the Southeastern Consortium Partnership2gether Program of the Jewish Agency. These 14-to-17-year-olds held a Mifgash (meeting) here in Nashville earlier this week. Nashville's Get Connected participants spent time with their counterparts in Israel in June and then reunited shortly afterward in the United States. Time after time, they talked about how they now had "family" in each other's countries. In a few years, they'll be leading their Jewish communities, and these long-lasting overseas friendships will serve them well. To learn more about P2G, click here.