Yom HaShoah exhibit opening
The J Patio Gallery will honor Yom HaShoah by displaying a recreation of Yad Vashem’s Hall of Remembrance by Holocaust survivor and local artist Dan Glattstein, now deceased. The exhibit will be on display at The J from April 2 to 13 and is free to the public.
Knit & Qvell Circle
Due to Passover falling on the first week of April, Anshei Sfard Knit & Qvell Circle will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the synagogue library. All knitted items are donated to the Jefferson County Public Schools Clothes Closet. Call Toby Horvitz at 502-458-7108 for more information.
WOTS to order deli
The Women of Temple Shalom is taking orders for Shapiro’s Deli in Indianapolis. Pre-paid orders must be received by March 30. Pickup will be April 8 at Temple Shalom between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Deliveries can be made but must be arranged at the time of the order.
WOTS is selling corned beef and pastrami, $17.50 per pound or $8.75 per half pound; slaw, $4.50 per pound; potato salad, $4.50 per pound; seeded rye bread, $4 per loaf. Two free pickles per order will be included. Extra pickles are $1 each. Cash or checks payable to Women of Temple Shalom are accepted. To order, contact Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739, and ask to be contacted by Ellen Gray.
Isaac Mayer Wise Shabbat
The Temple will hold its Annual Isaac Mayer Wise Classical Shabbat Service & Dinner on Friday, March 23. The evening celebrates the life and legacy of the founder of the American Reform movement. The service, led by Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport and the choir conducted by Dr. Louie Bailey, starts at 7 p.m. The Founder’s Rabbi Shabbat Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Call 502-423-1818 by Wednesday, March 21, to RSVP.
Sunday Movie at The Temple
The next Sunday movie night at The Temple is Sunday, March 25. Pizza is served at 6:30 p.m. The film – the next in the National Geographic’s limited series, “Genius,” which tells of the life and legacy of Albert Einstein – starts at 7 p.m. RSVP to 502-423-1818. The following movie night is slated for Sunday, April 22, at the same times.
Louisville Melton classes at AJ
Melton classes continue at Adath Jeshurun in April on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. There will be no classes on April 3 or April 5. Contact Louisville Melton Director Deborah Slosberg at email@example.com or at 502-458-5359 for more information.
No Shush Shabbat at Temple Shalom
Temple Shalom will hold its next No Shush Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 6. 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.
AJ Celebration Shabbat
All who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in the month of April are invited to participate in a group aliyah during Adath Jeshurun April 7 Shabbat morning worship services beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The Temple Brotherhood Chinese Dinner
The Temple Brotherhood will hold its Annual Chinese Dinner at Jade Palace in Westport Village at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11. Call 502-423-1818 by Monday, April 9 to RSVP.
GUCI song leader at Temple Shalom
Sam Thal, the song leader at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) and Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis, will be the song leader for Temple Shalom services on Friday night and Saturday morning, April 13 and 14. Friday services begin at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday services, 10:30 p.m. Thal also will continue her series of song-leading classes on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Guitar skills are encouraged, but not required. Participants should bring instruments if they have them. RSVP to Temple Shalom, 502-458-4739. The classes are being made available through a grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.
AJ Short and Sweet Family Service
Students in grades K through 7, their parents, and grandparents are invited to Adath Jeshurun at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, for the Short & Sweet Family Service, A mac & cheese kiddush lunch will follow.
AJ Shabbat Scholars
Adath Jeshurun will host Susan Griffin as its Shabbat Scholar Saturday, at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, April 14. A professor at the University of Louisville, Department of English, and a University Distinguished Scholar, Griffin will discuss the weekly Torah portion. On Sunday, April 28, at 12:15 p.m. Deborah Slosberg will present a preview of the new Melton course, Vayikra (Leviticus).
AJ pragmatic spirituality discussion
Dr. Courtney Snyder and Marty Snyder facilitate a pragmatic spirituality discussion group at Adath Jeshurun. Sessions take place on Sundays at 10 a.m. The next session – Sunday, April 15 – addresses “Spring: A Metaphor for the Thresholds of Change in Our Lives.” The Sunday, April 22 discussion is “Listening to Understand Rather than Preparing to Reply.” Contact Courtney Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
AJ Brown Bag Blessings Packing Party
Adath Jeshurun will host a packing party for AJ’s community outreach program, Brown Bag Blessings, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Participants will pack lunches for The Forgotten Louisville, an organization that serves weekly meals to the homeless. Visit adathjeshurun.com/brownbagblessings for details.
AJ Minyanaire Shabbat
Adath Jeshurun will pay tribute to its 2017 Minyanaire of the Year, David Friedman, and Minyanaire Mentsch, Dr. Walter Olson, Jr. On Friday, April 20, the Kabbalat Shabbat service will begin at 5:45 p.m. followed by a dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Visit adathjeshurun.com/minyandinner by Friday April 13 to RSVP. Contact Molly Evancho at 502-458-5359 or email@example.com for details. Minyanaires will participate and have special honors during the Shabbat service at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21, followed by a kiddush lunch.
KI Family Kabbalat Shabbat
Keneseth Israel’s next Family Kabbalat Shabbat service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20. A kid-friendly dinner will follow. Cost is $5 per person with a maximum $20 per family. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-2780. Pay online at kenesethisrael.com.
AJ Israeli music events
Adath Jeshurun will host author, Dr. Miranda Crowdus an expert of Israeli pop music, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. and at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 26. She will speak about her recent research in South Tel Aviv and her forthcoming book Hip Hop in Urban Borderlands: Music-Making, Identity, and Intercultural Dynamics on the Margins of the Jewish State.
AJ Confirmation Class of 2018
Adath Jeshurun’s J’s 2018 confirmation class will be participating in the April 27 Kabbalat Shabbat service, which starts at 5:45 p.m. A Kiddush supper in its honor will follow. AJ’s confirmands are Danielle Evans, daughter of Barbie and Howie Evans; Jillian Lustig, daughter of Joanie and Craig Lustig; and Talia Shaw, daughter of Aaron and Greg Shaw. Reservations are required by Friday, April 20. Call the office at 502-458-5359 or visit adathjeshurun.com/confirmationdinner.
WOTS plans Sisterhood Shabbat
The Women of Temple Shalom (WOTS) will hold its annual Sisterhood Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, An oneg will follow the Torah service.
AJ Book Club
The Adath Jeshurun Book Club is reading “The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish. It will discuss the book at its next meeting, 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29. Contact Deborah Slosberg at email@example.com or 502-458-5359.
Cantor Sharon Hordes and Lisa Flannery lead a yoga class blending Judaism and yoga support each other at
6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Keneseth Israel. Temple Shalom and Hadassah co-sponsor the event. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-2780.
KI Shabbat Unplugged
Keneseth Israel holds a Shabbat dinner every second Friday of the month catered by Izzy’s. The meal follows Friday night services which begin at 6 p.m. The next Shabbat Unplugged is April 13. An after-dinner tisch with singing, stories and Torah, will follow. Cost $5 per
person ($20 maximum per family). RSVP to 502-459-2780 or email@example.com. Pay online at kenesethisrael.com.
Lunch and Learn
Rabbi Michael Wolk will hold his monthly lunch and learn session at noon, Thursday, April 12, at The Bristol on Main
Street. The class is free (food is sold separately). The topic is “Where do Rabbis Come From?” RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-2780.
KI Mahjong Club
Keneseth Israel holds a weekly mahjong game at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the small chapel except on Jewish holidays. RSVP to email@example.com or call 502-459-2780.
KI Bridge Club
Keneseth Israel’s bridge club meets Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small chapel. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jews and Brews
Rabbi Michael Wolk holds a one-hour Torah study over coffee Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at The J library.
Torah study lunch at Temple Shalom
Temple Shalom holds Torah study sessions at noon on Tuesdays, March 27, April 10 and 24. Bring your own lunch. Contact Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739 for details.
The Temple Bible class about women
The Temple teaches its Great Women of the Bible class with Rabbi David Ariel-Joel Mondays at 7 p.m. The class looks at seven women from the Bible: Daughter of Lot, Tamar, Miriam, Daughter of Pharoah, Ruth, Michal and Esther, and examine their contributions to the larger Biblical narrative.
Hebrew Language Classes at The Temple
The Temple holds Hebrew language classes Mondays at 7 and 8 p.m.
Beginners Hebrew is taught by Mark Goldstein, a Jewish studies graduate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. It goal is to enable students to be more comfortable and confident following the Hebrew in the prayer book.
Advanced Hebrew Study Circle, taught by Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, meets 8 to 9 p.m. The students study biblical and prayer book Hebrew toward, preparing to lead four Shabbat Morning Services throughout the year.
Basic Judaism class at The Temple
The Temple holds a Basic Judaism class, taught by all its rabbis, Mondays from 8 to 9 p.m. Rabbi David Ariel-Joel teaches a second semester life cycle events class.
The Temple Scholars Program
The Temple holds its Scholars Program Wednesdays. Rabbi David Ariel-Joel teaches “1917, 1947, 1967: The Legacy of The Past & The Future of Modern Israel” from 9:30 to 10:35 a.m., addressing the most significant challenges and questions facing modern Israel. Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport teaches “A History of the Jewish People in 36 Objects” from 10:50 a.m. to noon, a creative journey through Jewish history of our people as viewed through the lens of 36 objects through which the world was changed.
Saturday Torah study at The Temple
The Temple holds Torah study with Rabbi David Ariel-Joel Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Fishman Library. Morning services follow. Coffee and bagels are provided.