Tag: Memphis

MJHR Welcomes Kate Menke

A longtime Memphis family member has returned to her hometown, bringing passion and energy with her to the pivotal new role she proudly holds. Kate Menke is now happily serving as Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab’s (MJHR) director of philanthropy and community engagement.

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Going with the Flow

Dylan Spiegel’s bar mitzvah was originally planned for August 29, but since health and safety was still of concern, the date was changed to November 7, even when COVID was still going strong. But he and his family were determined to make this momentous occasion happen no matter what. As it turns out, the day could not have been more perfect.

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A Change of Plans and a Great Planner Save the Day

Gabby and Zach were determined to get married on November 14. After realizing they had to quickly secure new vendors and to put into place a COVID-safe wedding with restrictions, they turned to mother-of-the-groom Jolie Kisber. Jolie made one phone call, knowing their success would all hinge on how the call went. “I called Janis Kiel, who I know is Memphis’ highly sought-after event planner,” said Jolie. “She said ‘Yes, I can do this!’”

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Beloved

“Beloved,” an exhibit at Temple Israel Museum in Memphis, is also the title of a book featuring 200 photographs by Murray Riss. The title comes from the single word that appears most often on the gravestones in the cemetery. It also describes the importance of the historic location to Mid-South Jewish history.

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