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Celebration Shabbat
All who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in the month of September may participate in a group aliyah during Shabbat morning worship services at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 1, at Adath Jeshurun.

Lunch and Learn
Rabbi Michael Wolk will hold his next lunch and learn class at noon, Thursday, September 6 at The Bristol on Main Street. The class is free, but food sold separately. RSVP to

Knit & Qvell Circle at Anshei Sfard
The Anshei Sfard Knit & Qvell Circle will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 6, in the library of the synagogue, 3700 Dutchmans Lane. All knitted items are donated to the Jefferson County Public Schools Clothes Closet. Call Toby Horvitz at 502-458-7108 for details.

Down the Rabbit Hole
The Temple Shalom Men’s Club will present Dr. Kaveh Zamanian, founder of Rabbit Hole Distillery, at its first breakfast lecture of the season, at 10 a.m., Sunday, September 9. Zamanian will share the story of his journey from clinical psychologist to maker of bourbon. A $5 donation, defraying, the cost of the brunch, is requested.

No Shush Shabbat
Temple Shalom’s next No Shush Shabbat will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 14. Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner and song leader Benji Barlow lead an interactive service. No Shush Shabbat is particularly designed for families with small children.

Shabbat Scholar, Frank Schwartz
Frank Schwartz will serve as Shabbat Scholar at Adath Jeshurun on Saturday, September 15, following the kiddush lunch. His topic will be: “What does Judaism teach about community: Within the family, Havurah, synagogue, or JCC? What is cohousing, and is it a Jewish concept?”

Pragmatic spirituality discussions
Marty and Dr. Courtney Snyder facilite a discussion group on spirituality at Adath Jeshurun two Sundays a month at 10 a.m. The next two sessions are on September 16 (“Love Thy Neighbor…yes, even that neighbor!”) and September 30 (“A Day Without Shoulds, Coulds or Woulds”). Contact Courtney Snyder at

Torah Yoga
Keneseth Israel, Temple Shalom and Hadassah will hold their next Torah Yoga class at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 20, at KI. Cantor Sharon Hordes will guide the Torah study; Lisa Flannery, the yoga.

Short & Sweet Family Service
Adath Jeshurun will resume its Short & Sweet Family Service for children in grades K-7 and their families, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Saturday, September 22. The informal service includes a story, grape juice and challah, and is followed by a special kiddush lunch.

Bagels and Belonging: Membership Matters
The Temple will hold its semi-annual Bagels and Belonging: Membership Matters breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Sunday, September 23, in the Heideman Auditorium. The event corresponds with the first day of Religious School. New, prospective, and current members are welcomed. The event is free. RSVP to The Temple at 502-423-1818 or by September 13.

Sunday Morning adult study
Adath Jeshurun will hold a new series of classes on understanding the prayer book, Sundays on October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 11, 18. “Prayer Book Hebrew and Concepts” will meet from 10 to 11 a.m.; “Treasures of Siddur Lev Shalem – The Psalms,” from 11 a.m. to noon. Contact instructor Deborah Slosberg at 502-458-5359 or

Interfaith relationship discussion
Jewish Family & Career Services will hold a group discussion on parents with young adults in interfaith relationships at 7 p.m. Monday, October 8, at the JFCS, 2821 Klempner Way. The program will allow participants to share ideas and gain support in a safe, open environment with no judgments. RSVP to Judy Freundlich Tiell at or 502-452-6341, ext. 224.

Wrestling with Faith
The Jewish Learning Institute begins its new semester on October 16, tackling beliefs in Judaism that seem outdated, reconciling scientific findings with ideas that cannot be proven in a lab, and the role of religion in gender roles, relationship choices and other controversial issues. Classes are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Jewish Learning Center, 1110 Dupont Circle. The fee is $80. Call 502-459-1770 or visit to register.

AJ Book Club
The AJ Book Club is currently reading If All the Seas Were Ink by llana Kurshan. The book will be discussed at the next Book Club meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, at Adath Jeshurun. Contact Deborah Slosberg at or 502-458-5359.

AJ Trivia Night
Adath Jeshurun will resume its Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, October 28. Louisville Trivia will be the monitors. Dessert is included. The cost is $10 per person. Participants are asked to bring a canned food item for the JFCS Food Pantry. Call 502-458-5359 or visit to RSVP.

Bridge Club
Keneseth Israel’s bridge club meets Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small chapel. RSVP to (The club will not meet on Jewish holidays during September.)

Jews and Brews
Rabbi Michael Wolk leads Torah study over coffee Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in The J library. Due to the High Holy Days, Jews and Brews will meet only on September 5 at The J, and September 26 in Rabbi Wolk’s sukkah. Email him at for the address.

Mahjong Club
Keneseth Israel’s mahjongg club meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at KI. RSVP your attendance to 502-412-0515 or

Saturday Torah study
Rabbi David Ariel-Joel; leads Torah study Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Fishman Library before the morning service. Coffee, bagels and cream cheese are provided.

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