Under One Roof | Sukkot at the JCC

Sukkah Art Exhibit: Welcoming the Stranger


2018 Under One Roof Half sheet


Exhibition Dates | September 24 to October 5, 2018
Artist Reception | September 27, 2018 | 6:30pm


This fall, from the evening of September 24th to October 8th, the Gordon Jewish Community Center and the Nashville Jewish community celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish fall harvest festival, with our Sukkah Art Exhibit, Under One Roof: “Welcoming the Stranger.” This year’s exhibit will feature collaborative works of art created by several organizations and individuals in Nashville, exploring this year’s theme Welcoming the Stranger.

This exhibit explores what “loving the stranger” means for the invited artists, the Jewish community, and the City of Nashville. Our project aims to bring together diverse people, organizations and ideas from our local community to unify Under One Roof and collectively exhibit artworks prepared by each organization, based on the theme.

Fittingly, and in Jewish tradition, our “roof” will be the JCC’s community sukkah – a temporary structure constructed during the happy, week-long festive Jewish fall harvest of Sukkot, which falls in late September this year. The sukkah reminds us of the fragility and temporary nature of life and helps us focus on the truly important.

Exhibition Dates | September 24 to October 5, 2018
The Sukkah Art Show Under One Roof: “Welcoming the Stranger” will exhibit for 2 weeks, starting on the first day of Sukkot. The display is free and open to the public in the community sukkah at the Gordon JCC during regular business hours.

Artist Reception | September 27 | 6:30pm
Join us and all our artists to celebrate coming together for this project at the official opening night of “Welcoming the Stranger” at the Gordon JCC. Enjoy an evening of art, music, and light refreshments with Nashville’s arts community in the sukkah. Our featured guest, Fabian Bedne, Associate Director of the Hispanic Family Foundation will be speaking on his past and experience “being the stranger” in different aspects of his life.


Thank you to this years participants: Akiva School, Alive Hospice, Carrie Mills, Cheekwood, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Compassionate Nashville, Conexion Americas, Congregation Micah, Congregation Ohabai Sholom, Congregation Sherith Israel, Country Music Hall of Fame, Fashion is for Everyone, Hispanic Family Foundation, Islamic Center of Nashville Legacy, Mission Village, Nashville Dolphins, OZ Arts Nashville, Renewal House, Sri Ganesha Temple and Hindu, West End Synagogue, YWCA