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Nashville's 100 Club to Benefit from MNPD's Assistance to West End Synagogue

3/25/2013

March 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Steve Anderson and Cantor Marcia Lane of the West End Synagogue today signed an agreement giving Chief Anderson “ownership” of the congregation’s leavened products during the eight days of Passover.
          
Jews are prohibited from owning leavened products, known as “chametz,” such as bread, cereals, and even beer, during the holiday.  In many instances, Jewish families place canned or packaged leavened foods in a closet or cupboard that will stay closed for the duration of the eight days.  A synagogue official is given power of attorney to sell all of the products to a non-Jew until Passover has ended.  After the holiday, Cantor Lane will buy back the leavened products from Chief Anderson and will make a donation to the 100 Club of Nashville in appreciation of his assistance.  
          
The 100 Club was found in 1979 by the late Bill Trickett and the late John T. Johnson to aid the families of Nashville’s police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, as well as officers and firefighters who receive serious, traumatic and disabling injuries while working to protect our community.
          
This is the 19th year the police department has partnered with the West End Synagogue in the Passover tradition.

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Chief Steve Anderson joined Cantor Marcia Lane from the West End Synagogue to sign paperwork granting Chief Anderson “ownership” of the congregation’s leavened products during the eight days of Passover.

Chief Steve Anderson shown with Cantor Marcia Lane