In 2018, the Bar-Or family, came to Nashville to begin the Torah MiTzion Community Beit Midrash, with the goal of enhancing the ideals of Torah and Zionism within the community and infusing it at large with a love of Torah and Israel.
The idea for this was conceived and jointly funded by Mr. Moshe and Libby Werthan and by Rabbi Saul Strosberg of Sherith Israel Congregation, whose dedication has allowed the Beit Midrash to flourish.
The couple has full time teaching jobs at Akiva and JMS, and teaching at West End Synagogue twice a week. They are involved with community running Shabbat morning group for kids and hosting on Shabbatot and Chagim. They teach weekly shiurim in the community, including Parasha learning, learn 5-10 weekly chavruta sessions (one-on-one learning), initiate community-wide events and activities including Israel Programming.
To date, Nashville has hosted 2 Avreichim, Rabbi Eitan and Tal Bar Or (2018-2020) and current Rosh Beit Midrash Nechemya and Batya Rosenfeld (2020 – current).
Spotlight on Nashville, USA:
Jews in Nashville: ~11,000
General Population: ~673,000
Year founded: 2018
Roshei Beit Midrash: 1
Roshat Midrasha: 1
Kollel Administrator and Community Rabbi:
Rabbi Saul Strosberg:
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