Friday, November 30, 2012

November 2012 – Grins Kosher Restaurant

RCC wanted to focus on reaching out to learn about the various faith traditions, this month the chapter visited a kosher restaurant to learn more about Judaism and what it means to be kosher. Grins restaurant, a certified kosher restaurant on the Vanderbilt University campus, provides a nice option for Jewish diners in search of a good lunch.  Chapter members heard from Ari Dubin who works with Grins as well as his wife, Abbie Wolf, who recently became the new Community Relations Director of the Jewish Federation, relieving Judy Saks. They spoke about Judaism, what kosher means and how there are varying degrees of how one can be kosher. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 2012 – Visit to the Friends House

RCC met at the Friends Meeting Place.  Bill Wolfe, the Clerk of the Friends House enlightened members on the faith and encouraged further dialogue.  Bill talked about the Quaker history and beliefs then answered questions and invited them to attend an upcoming meeting.  Brian Fesler invited all of the Friends who had attended the meeting to stay involved with RCC, as did Laura as the Membership Officer. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 2012 – Visit to the Sikh Temple

The RCC meeting was held at the Sikh Center where Prem Singh Kahlon enlightened members on the faith and encouraged further fellowship.  There was a great number of people in attendance because of the recent national attention the Sikhs had.  Prem described Sikhism, its history and the beliefs, then showed the group the worship area and went through a couple of prayers.  The Religion Editor of the Tennessean also attended the meeting and got photos as well as of the Sikhs’ worship service for a nice follow up article.  We were also able to video record the meeting and it went up on the national RCC website.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 2012 – DeRose Hinkhouse Award Winners Luncheon

President of the Nashville Chapter, Rev. Brian Fesler, thought it would be nice to have an acknowledgement luncheon for all those who received awards at the 2012 National Convention. Everyone who received an award was invited for a lunch provided by the chapter. Communications Coordinator, Julie Brinker, created a slideshow of photos from the convention which was shown during lunch, and each person who had received a DeRose Hinkhouse award was given a treat by Laura Flippen Tenzel.  This created a nice sense of achievement and encouraged everyone to continue to submit entries for DeRose Hinkhouse.