Around Town

AJ’s ‘Seven Decades of Israeli Popular Music’
Adath Jeshurun will host a concert with the Kentucky Homefront, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 30. Special guests will be John Gage, Brigid Kaelin, and Professor Ronen Omer-Sherman. The show also will feature seven singers for seven decades with cantors from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Nashville and New York.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling the synagogue office at 458-5359, or clicking here.

Temple Shalom fundraiser
The Panera Bread store at 6221 Dutchmans Lane will hold a fund raiser for Temple Shalom from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Proceeds from take-out and dine-in meals may be designated to support the congregation. Participating diners must present a print or electronic flyer which can be obtained by calling Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739. Those who order online, may enter FUND as the promotional code.

Founders’ Garden Shabbat
Temple Shalom will present phase three of its Founders Garden project with an outdoors Shabbat, 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 1. After services, a Garden Party oneg will be held, and those who have recently supported the garden will be honored. Benches and bricks are available for dedication by families, groups or individuals. Bricks are $54 engraved and installed. June 8 is the designated rain date. Call Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739 for details.

AJ Celebration Shabbat
Adath Jeshurun will invite all who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in the month of June to a group aliyah during Shabbat morning worship services, 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 2.

Shabbat and Sundaes
Keneseth Israel will meet at Graeter’s on Bardstown Road, at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 2. Members will receive a free treat up to $5 – dine-in only.

Celebration of Learning
The Louisville Melton will hold its annual Celebration of Learning at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 3, at Adath Jeshurun. The 2017-2018 students and graduates will be honored at the program. Sherrie Weiss of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning will be the guest speaker. A free falafel buffet will follow. Visit adathjeshurun.com/meltoncelebration to RSVP.

Melton for Millenials
A free introductory Melton session for young adults will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 3, at Adath Jeshurun. The course, “Foundations of Jewish Family Living,” is designed to reignite faith and focus on Judaism as the core of a family’s daily lives. The course was created especially for parents of young children. Free sitter service is provided if requested in advance. The free Melton Celebration of Learning Lunch will follow. Contact Deborah Slosberg at dslosberg@adathjeshurun.com to RSVP.

Are We Bound By Fate?
Chabad will delve into a fundamental question in Jewish philosophy at a June 4 program: If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” just an illusion? And with so many powerful forces outside of our control or awareness, how free could our choices possibly be? The free program will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the JCC Patio Gallery. RSVP to rabbi@chabadky.com. The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is underwriting the program.

Lunch and Learn
Rabbi Michael Wolk leads a monthly lunch and learn class at The Bristol on Main Street. The next session is noon, Thursday, June 7. The class is free, but food sold separately. The next topic is “Where do Rabbis Come From?” RSVP to mwolk@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780

Shir Chadash Shabbat
Kenseth Israel’s Shir Chadash (“A New Song”) Shabbat – a new addition to KI services – is slated for 6 p.m. Friday June 8. An abridged Kabbalat Shabbat service emphasizing singing and chavurah will be held. An oneg with light food will follow.

No Shush Shabbat
Temple Shalom will hold its next No Shush Shabbat Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include a PowerPoint service, music, instruments and stories, making for an engaging time for children and families. Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner will lead and Benji Berlow will sing and play guitar. Call Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739 for details.

Deli with Dads
Adath Jeshurn will celebrate Father’s Day with a New York deli meal and a movie at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 17. Sallah Shabati, a 1964 Israeli comedy with Chaim Topol, will be screened. Cost is $15 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Advanced reservations are required by Thursday, June 7. Call Molly Evancho at 502-458-5359 or visit adathjeshurun.com/deli.

Tribute and appreciation event
On the occasion of the yartzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Chabad of Kentucky will host an evening of tribute and appreciation, honoring each soul of the Jewish Nation, at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 17. A light dinner will be served and a themed discussion about the power of the soul and its unique energies will be moderated by Rabbi Shmully Litvin. The event is free. RSVP to chabad@chabadky.com.

Senior Lunch Bunch
The Temple Shalom Senior Lunch Bunch will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 20. The restaurant is to be determined. Call Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739.

Big Rock Shabbat
Keneseth Israel’s annual Shabbat at Big Rock Park is set for 6 p.m., Friday, June 22. A family-friendly outdoors Kabbalat Shabbat will be followed by a vegetarian/dairy picnic. A kiddush with challah wine or grape juice will follow. Bring a blanket, dairy/veggie food and games. KI will provide dessert. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Independence weekend Shabbat
The Temple will celebrate Independence Day weekend with a series of activities: Independence Shabbat with musical guest Joe Buchanan, 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 30; WRJ Red, White, & Blue Oneg in honor of Rabbi Emerita Gaylia Rooks at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 1, preceded by a Buchanan concert at 4 p.m. and an Independence Cookout at 5:30 p.m. Buchanan performs melodies to bring people closer. His concert is sponsored by the WRJ/Sisterhood, the Institute for Southern Jewish Life, the Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks Fund for Music, and individual donors. The Cookout, sponsored by JHFE, is $5 for adults, and free for children under 13. RSVP for the dinner by calling 502-423-1818 by Wednesday, June 28.

Pragmatic Spirituality Discussion
Dr. Courtney Snyder and Marty Snyder facilitate a pragmatic spirituality discussion group every other Sunday at Adath Jeshurun, addressing universal themes based on inspiration from spiritual thinkers. This small group discussion is open to the public. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. The June 10 topic is “Be here now. Be somewhere else later. Is that so hard?” The topic for June 24 will be “A Hidden Wholeness: How our bodies and biochemistry influence how we experience the world.” Contact Courtney Snyder at cbsnyder12@gmail.com for details.

Torah study at the Temple
The Temple holds year-round Torah study Saturdays at 9 a.m. in the Fishman Library before morning services. Rabbi David Ariel Joel leads. Bagels and treats are available.

Jews and Brews
Rabbi Michael Wolk will lead a one-hour class, studying the weekly Torah portion, Wednesdays at 11 a.m., in the J library. There will be coffee.

Torah Yoga
Lisa Flannery and Cantor Sharon Hordes lead a yoga class that includes Torah study the third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m., at Keneseth Israel. Temple Shalom and Hadassah co-sponsor the class.

KI Mahjong Club
Keneseth Israel holds a weekly mahjong game Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the small chapel, except on Jewish holidays. All skill levels are invited.

KI Bridge Club
Keneseth Israel holds a weekly bridge game at 1 p.m. Mondays in the small chapel. All skill levels are invited.

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