(Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the community.)
Great Challah Bake
back for fourth year
The Fourth Annual Great Challah Bake in Louisville, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at The Temple, bringing women ages 12 and older together to socialize and make challah.
More than 175 women are expected to participate – mixing, kneading and braiding the dough, then taking the loaves home to bake.
For the third straight year, Julie Strull and Karen Bass are co-chairing for the event.
The gathering is part of an international movement called The Shabbat Project, a global, grassroots movement to bring Jews around the world together to celebrate and keep one complete Shabbat.
It began in South Africa in 2013 when Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein called on his community to keep the Shabbat together. Since then, cities around the globe have come together for a preparatory challah bake prior to Shabbat.
This year, “challah coaches” are needed, one per table, to spread the word about the event and answer questions the women have while making the bread. To volunteer, contact Jennifer Tuvlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration fee is $18, increasing to $25 after Oct. 31. It includes challah-making supplies, bowl, spoon, apron, snacks, soft drinks and wine. Visit jewishlouisville.org/challahbake to register online.
Keneseth Israel will make sandwiches and care packages for the homeless at 5:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. Bring your own supplies (bread, peanut butter and jelly, blankets, underwear, socks, flashlights). At around 6:15 p.m. we will caravan downtown to give out food and supplies to the homeless. Call 502-459-2780 or visit email@example.com to RSVP.
Peace by Piece
The Temple’s Annual Interfaith Concert, Peace by Piece concert and dinner, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.; the concert, 7 p.m. The concert will feature Shir Chadash, The Temple congregational choir; Crescent Hill Baptist Church Choir; Soprano Jennifer Diamond; Bass-Baritone Gregory Rahming; Folk Troubadour Darrell Adams; Soprano Emily Albrink Katz; Dr. Louie Bailey and Student Cantor Mike Jarvis. The concert is free; the cost for dinner is $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under, $5 for reservations before Oct. 11. Call 502-423-1818 to RSVP. The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is sponsoring the event.
Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ at AJ
Louisville Orchestra Concert Master Gabriel Lefkowitz will conduct Haydn’s Surprise concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Adath Jeshurun. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door ($12 for students). Contact the LO Box Office at 502-587-8681 or visit louisvilleorchestra.org to purchase.
Knit & Qvell Circle
The Knit & Qvell Circle at Anshei Sfard will next meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3630 Dutchmans Lane, second floor. Call Toby Horvitz at 502-458-7108 for details.
Adath Jeshurun will host a potluck meal, “Shabbat-Luck” on Friday, Nov 15, around 6:30 p.m., following Kabbalat Shabbat. The dinner will be a casual, vegetarian-dairy meal, complete with wine and dessert. Since the meals are not being prepared at AJ, none of the food may be taken into AJ’s kosher kitchens. Contact Cybil Flora at firstname.lastname@example.org, call/text 502-794-1469 or visit adathjeshurun.com/potluck.
‘Jest A Second’
Adath Jeshurun’s new Shema Theatre Group has rescheduled its opening production of Jest A Second! The new dates are Nov. 17, at 3 and 7 p.m., and Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 apiece and are available at adathjeshurun.com/play.
KI Bridge Club
The Keneseth Israel Bridge Club meets Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small chapel. RSVP to email@example.com.
No Shush Shabbat
Temple Shalom will hold its next No Shush Shabbat at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4. Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner and Benji Berlow will lead an interactive family service followed by a potluck dinner.
The Temple will observe Shabbat Shuvah – the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4. A mystical Hasidic tale will be part of the service. Winter services will start this week with Yahrzeit at 6:30 p.m., Shabbat services at 7 p.m. and Oneg Shabbat at 8 p.m.
Anshei Sfard will hold its cemetery service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Anshei Sfard Cemetery, 721 Locust Lane just off Preston Highway. Contact Rabbi Snaid at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Two of Diamonds Shabbat
Ann Waterman and Beth Olliges, of the musical duet Two of Diamonds, will provide the music during Temple Shalom’s Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11.
Chabad will celebrate Shabbat with a community dinner at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, at the Chabad House, 1654 Almara Circle. Song and Dance will be incorporated. A three-course traditional meal will follow the service. The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence is sponsoring. Call 502-459-1770 for details.
The Temple’s confirmation class will change the Torah covers from their High Holy Day whites to the regular covers at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11.
Genesis Torah Celebration
The Temple Infamous No-Rehearsal Brotherhood Choir will perform at the Torah celebration during Shabbat services at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Immediately following services, The Brotherhood will sponsor an oneg featuring gravlax, matzah and bourbon.
AJ Torah Yoga
Rabbi Diane Tracht will lead Torah Yoga from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Adath Jeshurun. The session is for students in grades K-7 and their parents; it focuses on the Jewish practice of mussar, developing ethical qualities in body and spirit. Contact Tracht at email@example.com for details.
Jennifer Diamond Shabbat
Vocalist Jennifer Diamond will provide at Temple Shalom’s Friday, Oct. 18, service at the synagogue.
Chailands Chavurah Shabbat
Chailands Chavurah, Temple Shalom’s discussion group that meets on the 18th of every month in the Highlands, will hold its first Shabbat service at the Vineyard Church, 1649 Cowling Ave. (the former Brith Sholom synagogue). Dr. Ian Mutchnick will speak following a short service about his recent humanitarian trip to Gaza, where he treated Palestinian children. Refreshments will follow. RSVP to Chailands@templeshalomky.org. Temple Shalom’s regular service with Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner will still be held at the synagogue.
Rabbis’ Shabbat Dinner
The Temple’s next Rabbis’ Shabbat Dinner, this one with an Italian theme, will be held Friday, Oct. 25, before services. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by Tot Shabbat at 6:45 p.m., then the Volunteer Shabbat service at 7 p.m. A special Tot Oneg will immediately follow the service in the Fishman Library. Cost for dinner is $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under, $5 for reservations made before Oct. 22. RSVP at thetemplelouky.org or 502-423-1818.
Shabbat Kiddush Deli Lunch
Chabad will serve a kiddush deli lunch following Shabbat services on Saturday, Oct. 26. Services start at 10 a.m. The program is sponsored in part by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. Call 502-459-1770 for details.
AJ Mini-Minyan with John Gage
Adath Jeshurun will offer a “mini-Minyan,” a new Shabbat program for children ages 2-6 and their parents, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. John Gage of Kentucky Homefront will play music and tell stories.
No Shush Shabbat – GUCI
Jeremy Klotz, director of the Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), will be the guest at the Nov. 1 No Shush Shabbat at Temple Shalom. He will give a presentation about the camp following an interactive family service by Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner and Benji Berlow. Services start at 6:30 p.m.
Worrier to Warrior
The Jewish Learning Center is offering a new class on empowering participants to take control of their feelings. Call 502-459-1770 or visit myJLI.com to register. Classes are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Oct. 4, at the JLC, 1110 Dupont Circle. Fee is $80.
Kabbalah Month by Month
Cantor Sharon Hordes teaches kabbalah through the prism of the Hebrew month’s holidays, Torah portions, healing areas, astrological connections, and more. Her class meets every second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The next session is Oct. 10. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-2780
Shabbat Scholar: Sheldon Gilman
Sheldon Gilman will serve as Adath Jeshurun’s Shabbat Scholar at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, following the kiddush lunch. She will review of Deborah Lipstadt’s book Antisemitism: Here and Now.
Temple Scholars Program
The Temple will begin is Scholar Program on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Space is limited. The cost $25 for returning students and $50 new students. Among the classes to be taught are Nationalism and Tribalism in a Global Era from 9:30 to 10:35 a.m. with Rabbi David Ariel-Joel and American Jewish History from 10:45 a.m. to noon with Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport. Call Becky King at 502-212-2028 to register.
Cantor Sharon Hordes and Lisa Flannery lead a Torah Yoga class monthly at Keneseth Israel. Temple Shalom and Hadassah co-sponsor. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. Visit email@example.com or call 502-459-2780 to RSVP.
The Temple will hold Hebrew language classes on Oct. 28. Mark Goldstein will teach the beginners class at 7 and 8 p.m.; Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, the advanced class from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact The Temple for more information.
Rabbi David Ariel-Joel will teach a text study class, Praying from My Heart vs Praying from the Prayer Book, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Oct. 28. The course examines how and why we
How do we pray and other questions. Contact The Temple for details.
Rabbi David Ariel-Joel will teach a basic Judaism at The Temple 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 28-Dec. Life-cycle events will be taught.
Rabbi David Ariel-Joel leads Torah study at The Temple Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Fishman Library before the morning service. Coffee, bagels and cream cheese will be on hand.
Anshei Sfard classes
Rabbi Simcha Snaid of Anshei Sfard teaches a class Wednesdays at 7 p.m. titled Spice of Life: A Weekly Pinch of the Parsha. On Thursdays at 11 a.m., he teaches, he speaks on the topic “Make a Prophet: The Book of Judges.” All classes will be held at Anshei Sfard, 3630 Dutchmans Lane, second floor.
Jews and Brews
Rabbi Michael Wolk leads a Torah study class over coffee Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in The J library.
High Holy Days/Festivals
Rosh Hashanah Dinner
Chabad will hold its annual Rosh Hashanah dinner at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29. The suggested donation is $18 for adults, $10 for children and free for kids under 4 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-459-1770 by Sept. 25 to RSVP.
Chabad is offering help with putting up sukkot from Oct. 6 to 10. Contact Rabbi Chaim Litvin at email@example.com for details.
Mourning into Dancing
Student Cantor Mike Jarvis will lead a Yom Kippur musical event, “Mourning into Dancing: The Music of Debbie Friedman,” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at The Temple. Jarvis will share works from Friedman’s prolific repertoire, most of which are rarely heard in congregations.
Yom Kippur Break-fast
Chabad will conclude Yom Kippur with a program at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9. Blessings for the year will be followed with a break-fast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-459-1770 for details.
Temple Shalom will decorate its sukkah following lunch at 12:45 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 at the synagogue.
BBQ in the Booth
Keneseth Israel will hold a kosher BBQ in its sukkah, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16. Kosher brisket and chicken will be served, along with sides and local beers. Cost is $18 per person. RSVP by paying at kenesethisrael.com/payment.
Pizza in the Hut
Chabad will serve pizza in its Chabad House Sukkah, at 1654 Almara Circle from 5 to 6:45 p.m., Thursday Oct. 17. Contact Rabbi Chaim Litvin at email@example.com or 502-442-2208 for details.
Sukkah Party with Snaids
Rabbi Simcha and Hindy Snaid will hold a sukkah party at their home, 3706 Dutchmans Lane, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. Contact Rabbi Snaid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schmoozing in the Sukkah
Temple Shalom will hold a family party in its sukkah at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Dinner will be provided (BYOB) RSVP by Oct. 11 to email@example.com or 502-458-2783.
Soup in the sukkah
Chabad will hold havdallah then serve soup and treats in the sukkah of Rabbi Avrohom Litvin at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Wine also will be served. Contact Litvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-1770 for details.
Simchat Torah at The Temple
The Temple’s Simchat Torah service will start at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 with dinner to follow. Klezmer band Lost Tribe will play and WRJ will hold its cake walk after dinner. Cost for dinner is $5 for adults who RSVP by Oct. 15, $10 after Oct. 15 and free for children under 13. Call 502-423-1818 to RSVP.
Simchat Torah at Temple Shalom
Temple Shalom will hold its Simchat Torah service at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. Benji Berlow will provide the music. In keeping with Temple Shalom tradition, the hakafot will include two circles around the perimeter of the synagogue (weather permitting).
Simchat Torah Dance Party
Chabad will hold a Torah Dance Party at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20 Monday, Oct. 21. The event is particularly intended for children, with stories, games, prizes and flags. Contact Rabbi Avrohom Litvin at email@example.com or 502-459-1770 for details.
AJ, KI Simchat Torah
Adath Jeshurun and Keneseth Isarel are hosting a shared-synagogue Simchat Torah celebration on Monday, Oct. 21, at AJ. Services begin at 5:45 p.m. for Mincha/Ma’ariv, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and dancing with the Torahs at 7 p.m. The Violins of Hope and Lost Tribe will participate. Reservations are required for dinner by Oct. 11. Visit adathjeshurun.com/Simchat or call 502-458-5359.
Simchat Torah at Anshei Sfard
Anshei Sfard will celebrate Simchat Torah on Tuesday, Oct 22. Shachrit will begin at 9 a.m. Dancing with Torahs approximately 11 a.m. with ice cream following.