The Federation’s other principle functions are planning and budgeting, community relations and two primary direct services.  The Observer provides news and opinions twice a month to the Nashville Jewish community.  The Federation also funds and manages the Jewish Library and Archives programs, housed in the JCC building.  In addition, the Federation spearheads collaborative efforts in response to community needs.  A recent example of this is the establishment of the Senior Services Committee, which oversees the provision of a wide variety of programs and services to senior adults by various organizations in the Nashville Jewish community based on a recent senior adult needs assessment process.