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Every day, the Federation helps Jewish life thrive in Nashville, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world. Your generosity makes it all possible.

This is an exciting time for Nashville and for the Jewish community. The Federation is the central voluntary organization of the Nashville Jewish community, with a growing and increasingly diverse Jewish population. Through fundraising, planning and community relations efforts, either independently or with other Jewish organizations, we work to promote the general welfare, viability, and cohesiveness of the Nashville Jewish community and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. 

Our work centers around five areas:

  • Funding ongoing and innovative programs that promise to improve Nashville and world Jewry

  • Convening local Jewish organizations to implement short- and long-term community-building strategies

  • Building bridges with allies and local partners outside the Jewish community

  • Deepening connections between Israel and the Middle Tennessee Jewish community

  • Creating endowments to ensure a Jewish future for generations to come


Our Programs

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In every area of Jewish Federation activity and programming, we work to meet the evolving concerns in our community, including individuals and families in need. With your help, we assist our own and other Jewish communities when disasters strike. Whether it is a local tornado, a hurricane in another state, or a worldwide global pandemic, we can efficiently and nimbly respond to emerging needs. We raised over $1 million in emergency aid to Israel with all funds going directly to provide emergency aid on the ground. In the past several years, we have successfully obtained over a million dollars in federal nonprofit security grants for our community, as well as successfully lobbied for supplemental state funding.  We hold numerous events and coordinate initiatives aimed at combatting antisemitism. And we provide resources to our community with educational events on timely issues and teach our community members to be effective advocates. We hold inclusive events that allow our entire community to come together. And we give out $2 million a year in grants to benefit our local community as well as national and international programs.  

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