A panel of three current and former Jewish Metro Council members told an audience of more than 40 people at the first Nashville Jewish Social Justice Roundtable membership meeting on July 21 how their Jewish upbringing and values have affected their decisions as public servants.
From left: Jim Shulman, Sheri Weiner and Ronnie Steine with Irwin Venick, moderator, also gave suggestions about how to be advocates with public officials on NJSJR issues and positions. Their advice: learn the issues that are before the council; attend public meetings; be a resource for council members; and get appointed to city boards and commissions. The meeting took place at West End Synagogue. Anyone in the Jewish community interested in NJSJR can go to JSJRnashville.org to read the current position statements and join the group.