By Betsy Thorpe
On December 1st I attended the Memorial Service to Honor the Memories of the Mumbai Terror Victims at the Gordon Jewish Community Center. I was honored to be seated with Annette Ratkin, archivist at the Jewish Federation Library And Archives.
Annette has often shared her knowledge of Nashville and local Jewish history with me and I am grateful for her assistance in the various research projects I am currently working on.
I also had the pleasure of meeting the Rabbi’s of Nashville’s five diverse Jewish congregations.
Pictured below: Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel-Congregation Beit Tefilah Chabad, Rabbi Kleil Rose- the West End Synagogue, Rabbi Mark Schiftan-The Temple, Rabbi Lauri Rice-Congregation Micah and Rabbi Saul Strosburg- Congregation Sherith Israel
Photo’s Courtesy Rick Malkin