Around Town

(Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the community.)

WOTS Yard Sale
Women of Temple Shalom (WOTS) will hold their annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, July 26, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Jewelry, model cars and planes in their boxes, toys, kitchen, wicker baskets and artwork, purses, wallets and shoes, books and PlayStation games, tools and home décor items are among the merchandise.

Chailands Chavurah
Temple Shalom has a started a lay-led informal discussion and social group, Chailands Chavurah, which will meet on the 18th of every month somewhere in the Highlands (hence the name). The group is designed to appeal to Jews and interfaith couples living in the city, especially millennials. Contact the group at for details about its events.

Shabbat and Sundaes
Keneseth Israel will hold Shabbat and Sundaes at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at the Graeter’s on Bardstown Road. (KI members receive a free treat up to $5 – dine-in only). RSVP to 502-459-2780 or

Homeless outreach
Keneseth Israel will make sandwiches and care packages for the homeless at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Bring your own supplies (bread, peanut butter and jelly, blankets, underwear, socks, flashlights, etc.) The group will caravan downtown around 6:15 p.m. to give out food and supplies to the homeless. RSVP at 502-459-2780 or

‘Jest A Second!’
Adath Jeshurun’s new Shema Theatre Group will present “Jest A Second!” at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, and 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5. The production is a comedy about a Jewish family gathering to celebrate the birthday of its matriarch while other members of the family have additional news and expectations to share. Admission is $3 per person and reservations can be made at

Scotty Davenport

Scotty Davenport
Temple Shalom Men’s Club will host Scotty Davenport, head men’s basketball coach at Bellarmine University, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. He will be the first in the Men’s Club’s 2019-20 Breakfast Speakers Series. Davenport, a four-time GLVC Coach of the Year, will enter his 15th season at Bellarmine. Contact Temple Shalom at or 502-458-4739 to RSVP. A $5 donation is requested.

AJ Book Club
The AJ Book Club is currently reading Eternal Life: A Novel by Dara Horn and will discuss it at the next meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Adath Jeshurun. Contact Deborah Slosberg at or 502-458-5359.

WOTS Book Club
The Women of Temple Shalom Book Club will meet at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at Barnes & Noble on South Hurstbourne. The club is reading The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish and The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

Jewish Heritage Night
The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Community of Louisville will host its annual Jewish Heritage Night at Slugger Field at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18. The Louisville Bats will play the Rochester Red Wings. Kosher food will be available. Visit for tickets

Bridge Club
The Keneseth Israel Bridge Club meets Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small chapel. RSVP to


No Shush Shabbat
Temple Shalom’s next No Shush Shabbat will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2. Benji Berlow and Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner will lead the interactive family service. A pot luck dinner will follow.

Community Service Shabbat
Denise Sears, CEO of Supplies Over Seas, will deliver the sermon at The Temple Brotherhood’s Community Service Shabbat at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2. Supplies Over Seas (SOS) sends unused medical supplies and equipment to Africa and South America that would ordinarily be thrown out. The Brotherhood oneg including Gravlax, homemade matzo and Brotherhood Bourbon, will follow.
Community Service Shabbat will continue with End of Numbers at Saturday morning services, starting at 10:30 a.m., with the Brotherhood No Rehearsal Choir. At noon, tour the SOS warehouse and volunteer to sort medical supplies. Pizza will be served. The event is limited to 35 volunteers.

Celebration Shabbat
All who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in the month of August may participate in a group aliyah at Adath Jeshurun during Shabbat morning worship services beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Saturday, Aug. 3

Shabbat celebration
Chabad will celebrate Shabbat with an interactive prayer service followed by a kiddush luncheon at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3. The program is sponsored in part by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. Call 502-459-1770 for details.

Song and dance Shabbat
Chabad celebrate Shabbat with song and dance at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Chabad House, 1654 Almara Circle. A three-course traditional Shabbat dinner will follow the service. The program is sponsored in part by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. Call 502-459-1770 for details.

Tisha B’av at AJ, KI
A shared-synagogue Tisha B’av observance with Adath Jeshurun and Keneseth Israel will be held at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Keneseth Israel. Services also will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 8:45 a.m. at AJ and at 5:45 p.m. at KI.

Rabbis’ Shabbat Dinner
The Temple’s next Rabbis’ Shabbat Dinner, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, will feature a traditional chicken recipe. Cost is $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under, $5 for reservations made before Aug. 13. RSVP at or 502-423-1818.

Shabbat in the Park
Keneseth Israel will hold its next Shabbat in the Park at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, at Hogan’s Fountain Pavillion in Cherokee Park. A musical Kabbalat Shabbat will be held. Bring dairy/veggie food for a picnic dinner; complementary desserts from Arctic Scoop will be served. The park includes a playground, playing fields and hiking trails. RSVP to or 502-459-2780.

Connect to G-d
Chabad will celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat with a Havdalah service and and audio visual presentation at 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at Chabad House, 1654 Almara Circle. The program is sponsored in part by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. Call 502-459-1770 for details.

Blue Jean, Tot Shabbat
The Temple will hold its annual, end-of-summer Blue Jean and Tot Shabbat at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23. A family-friendly dinner will be followed by Tot Shabbat at 6:15 p.m. and the Blue Jean Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m. The Tot Oneg will immediately follow the service in the library. Cost for dinner is $10 per person, free for children 12 and under and no charge for RSVPs made before Aug. 20. Call 502-423-1818 or register online.

Power Brunch
Chabad will hold a “Power Brunch for Body and Soul” at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 25. The program is sponsored in part by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. Call 502-459-1770 for details.

Adult Education

Lunch and Learn
Rabbi Michael Wolk’s next Lunch and Learn will be at noon, Thursday, Aug. 1 at The Bristol on Main Street. Food is sold separately. RSVP to

Kabbalah Month by Month
Cantor Sharon Hordes’ kabbalah class, which is based on each Hebrew month’s holidays, Torah portions, healing areas and astrological connections, meets every second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next class is Aug. 8. RSVP to or 502-459-2780

Pragmatic Spirituality
Marty and Dr. Courtney Snyder lead a discussion group Sundays at 10 a.m. at Adath Jeshurun that addresses universal themes from spiritual thinkers. The topic for the Aug. 11 session will be “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves;” for Aug. 25 session, “It’s Not Your Money.”

Torah Yoga
Cantor Sharon Hordes and Lisa Flannery’s next Torah yoga class, co-sponsored by Temple Shalom and Hadassah, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at Keneseth IsraeI. RSVP to or 502-459-2780.

New Melton Course
A new Louisville Melton course, “Modern Living: Maintaining Balance,” will start in September at Adath Jeshurun. The four-part course looks at classic and modern Jewish texts that relate to contemporary challenges. The course is offered on Tuesday evenings, at 6:30 p.m., beginning on Sept. 3, or on Thursday mornings, at 9:30 a.m., beginning Sept. 5. The fee is $50. Contact Deborah Slosberg at for details.

Frank Schwartz

Shabbat Scholars Program
Frank Schwartz will serve as Adath Jeshurun’s Shabbat Scholar at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, following the kiddush lunch. His topic will be “How can I love Israel if I disagree with her policies?”

Torah study
The Temple holds Torah study with Rabbi David Ariel-Joel Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Fishman Library before the morning service. Coffee, bagels and cream cheese will be served.

Jews and Brews
Rabbi Michael Wolk leads a Torah-study session over coffee Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in The J library.

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