Over 140 Attend Community Shabbat

This second annual Community Shabbat Dinner at the JCC was a huge success again this year, with more than 140 people in attendance – up from 100 last year.

This year’s event, which was hosted by Tracy and Mark Geller, Lisa and Howard Kaplin, Carol and Paul Levitch and Kim and Scott Norton, was Friday evening, January 31, in the JCC auditorium.

Families were encouraged to enjoy a kosher Shabbat dinner, songs, crafts and children played in the gym. They also brought Shabbat candlesticks and challah covers so everyone could participate in welcoming Shabbat with the appropriate blessigns. Keneseth Israel’s Rabbi Michael Wolk led the blessings. For dessert, everyone decorated their own cookies.

Tzivia Levin Kalmes, Jewish Federation of Louisville development director, who helped organize the event, said it’s the only Shabbat Dinner of the year at the JCC and it’s a great way for families from across Louisville’s Jewish community to meet and spend time together.

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