Around Town

High Holidays Classes at Anshei Sfard
Rabbi Simcha Snaid will teach High Holy Day classes Tuesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. The topic will be “Yom Kippur: Actualizing Our Mission in Life.” On Monday, Oct. 2, at 7p.m., the topic will be “Looking for Happiness in all the Wrong Places.” Call 451-3122 extension 0 for details.

Temple Shalom to decorate sukkah
Temple Shalom will decorate its sukkah at the synagogue, Sunday, October 1, at 1 p.m. The community is invited to help. Contact Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739 for ore information.

KI to join Hunger Walk/Run/Row
In what has become an annual tradition at Keneseth Israel during the High Holy Days, members will join Dare to Care Food Bank in trying to stomp out hunger in Louisville.
KI’s Hunger Walk team will be at the event, Sunday, October 1 at 2:15 p.m. at Harbor Lawn, 231 Witherspoon St. Visit daretocare.org and look for KI’s team on the registration page to register.

Temple Shalom plans Torah lunches
Temple Shalom will hold its October Torah Lunches on Tuesdays, October 3 and 17, from noon to 1 p.m. No prior knowledge is required to attend. Participants may bring brown bag lunches. Contact Temple Shalom, 502-458-4739 for details.

KI to decorate sukkah
Keneseth Israel will decorate its sukkah Wednesday, October 4 at 6 p.m. The community is invited. The family-friendly event includes an edible Sukkah contest, arts and crafts. RSVP to rsvp@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Shabbat song leader coming to Temple Shalom
Sam Thal, the head song leader and tefilah coordinator from Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), will be the Shabbat song leader at Temple Shalom for the weekend of October 6 and 7. The community is invited to services Friday night at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Contact Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739 for details.

Temple Shalom holds ‘Schmoozing in the Sukkah’
Temple Shalom will hold its annual Schmoozing in the Sukkah and Havdalah event Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m. The community is invited to participate with Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) song leader Sam Thal who will lead participants in a song session. Contact Temple Shalom at 502-458-4739 for details.

KI holds Pizza and Falafel in the Hut
Keneseth Israel will make pizza and falafel in its sukkah Sunday, October 8, at noon in the Keneseth Israel Sukkah. The cost $5 per member or $10 per household. Men’s Club life members are free. Pay at the door.

KI grills steak, pours scotch in sukkah
Keneseth Israel will hold its annual Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah Tuesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. Chef Sasha Chack will prepare a variety of kosher steaks, and different Scotches will be sampled during the meal. The cost is $18 per person. RSVP to rsvp@kenesethisrael.com or call 502-459-2780.

AJ observes Simchat Torah
The community is invited to observe Simchat Torah at Adath Jeshurun. Day 1 worship services will take place on Thursday, October 12, at 9:30 a.m. Day 2 services will begin Friday, October 13, at 9:30 a.m. Yizkor will be recited on Thursday, October 12.

Temple Shalom Simchat Torah / ’No-Shush’ Shabbat
Temple Shalom will celebrate Simchat Torah during “No-Shush” Shabbat on Friday, October 13. Services will start at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Benji Berlow.
“No-Shush” Shabbat is particularly suitable for children and families. For more information contact Temple Shalom, 502-458-4739.

AJ hosts Shabbat Schorlar
Adath Jeshurun on Saturday, October 14th immediately following the Kiddush lunch for Shabbat Scholars featuring a panel discussion with Justin Magnuson, Karen Cohen and Lynn Rosenthal. The panelists will be tackling the topic “The Conversation Project: Guaranteeing the individual’s right to identify end-of-life healthcare decisions and communicating one’s wishes to family, loved ones, and physicians.” Justin Magnuson is with the Institute of Sustainable Health and Optimal aging and is also the co-founder of the “Before I Die” fest. This event is free of charge and open to the community.

Bernson – anchor-turn-actor – speaks at TS
Barry Bernson, well-known Louisville TV host, reporter, Emmy Award-winner and author, will speak at Temple Shalom Men’s Club first breakfast program of the year, Sunday, October 15, at 10 a.m.
Bernson, who has pursued an acting career since leaving broadcast news, recently appeared in the movie, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Alicia Silverstone. He’ll be talking about his experiences in the movie industry.
There is a $5 charge. RSVP by October 12 to johnsilletto@yahoo.com.

KI throws Simchat Torah party
Keneseth Israel will celebrate Simchat Torah Thursday, October 12, at 5:45 p.m.
The evening will begin with Mincha followed by a light celebratory dinner. The Hakafot (Torah procession) will get started at 7 p.m. and will include stuffed Torahs for kids to march with. Finally, the members follow tradition by completely unwinding a Torah beneath the Fischer windows. Ice cream will cap the celebration RSVP to rsvp@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

KI holds Family Shabbat
Keneseth Israel’s Family Shabbat service will be held October 28, November 11 and 25 and December 9 and 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Torah study held at The Temple
The Temple’s Saturday Torah study runs with Rabbi David Ariel-Joel, runs from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Fishman Library. There will be coffee and bagels.

AJ hosts Celebration Shabbat
Adath Jeshurun will celebrate birthdays and anniversaries on Saturday, October 7. All who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in the month of October may participate in a group aliyah during morning worship services beginning at 9:30 a.m.

AJ observes Sukkot
The community is invited to observe Sukkot at Adath Jeshurun. Day one worship services will take place on Thursday, October 5 at 9:30 a.m. Day 2 worship services will take place on Friday, October 6, at 9:30 a.m.

AJ hosts elegant dinner in the sukkah
Adath Jeshurun will hold an adult-oriented elegant dinner in its sukkah Friday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. Reservations may be made at adathjeshurun.com/sukkotdinner or by calling the AJ office at 458-5359. RSVP by Thursday, September 28.

AJ hosts Short & Sweet Family Service
Deborah Slosberg will lead the Short & Sweet Family Service at Adath Jeshurun Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. The service is for students in grades K through 7, their parents and grandparents. The community is invited.

Spiritual pragmatism group at AJ
Holistic psychiatrist Dr. Courtney Snyder and business & leadership advisor Marty Snyder are facilitating a spiritual pragmatism discussion group to discuss a universal theme based on a brief inspiration from a spiritual thinker.
The group meets Sundays twice a month, 9:45-11:00 a.m., at Adath Jeshurun. The next session, slated for October 8, addresses the thought, “Our Lives Are Frittered Away by Detail…Simplify, Simplify.” On October 22, it will reflect on, “Purpose and Our Fleeting Moment Here on Earth.” This group is open to the community. Visit adathjeshurun.com/spiritualpragmatism for details.

AJ hosts brunch and Brown Bag Blessings
Adath Jeshurun is hosting a light brunch and packing party for AJ’s new community outreach program, Brown Bag Blessings on Sunday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Participants partake in a light brunch followed by the preparation and packing of 125 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
The bags will be donated to the Americana Community Center. The community is welcomed to participate. Visit adathjeshurun.com/brownbagblessings for details.


AJ to tour Speed Art Museum
Adath Jeshurun members will join Speed Museum docent Janet Hodes for a 75-minute tour for the exhibit “Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art” at the Speed on Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m. The Sunday admission is free, however, there is a $5 special exhibit fee. Contact Deborah Slosberg at dslosberg@adathjeshurun.com or at 458-5359 for reservations.

Chavurah hold potluck Sukkot dinner
Louisville’s new havurah will host a potluck Sukkot dinner Sunday, October 8, in a member’s sukkah. The community is invited. RSVP by calling 502-454-3579.

AJ hosts Simchat Torah Family Program and Apple Dipping Bar
Adath Jeshurun will celebrate Simchat Torah Thursday, October 12. Dancing with the Torahs starts at 6:30 p.m. and the apple dipping bar opens at 7:15 p.m. The community is invited. There is no charge, but reservations are required by October 4 for the apple dipping bar. RSVP at: adathjeshurun.com/simchat or call the AJ office at 458-5359.

AJ hosts ‘The Conservation Project’
Adath Jeshurun will hold a workshop – “The Conversation Project,” coordinated by Karen Cohen and Lynn Rosenthal – Sunday, October 29, at 10 a.m.
Co-founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Ellen Goodman, the workshop offers tools, guidance and resources necessary to process one’s final desires for life. Materials provided by The Conversation Project will be used to facilitate decision making about end-of-life healthcare.
The workshop is open to the community and there is no charge, but registration is limited to the first 15 participants. RSVP to Deborah Slosberg at 458-5359 or dslosberg@adathjeshurun.com.

Anshei Sfard puts Knit & Qvell on hold
The Knit & Qvell Circle will not meet during the month of October. Meeting will resume November 2nd at 1pm in the Shul Library. Contact Toby Horvitz at 458-7108 for ore details.

Jews and Brews held at The J
Rabbi MIchael Wolk lead “Jews and Brews”, a one-hour weekly Torah study in The J Library over coffee, Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Torah yoga held at KI
Cantor Sharon Hordes and Lisa Flannery lead a Torah yoga class on the third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m., at Keneseth Israel. Temple Shalom and Hadassah co-sponsor the class. RSVP to rsvp@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Mahjong Club held at KI
Keneseth Israel’s bi-weekly mahjong game is held the first and third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the small chapel, except on Jewish holidays. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or call 502-459-2780.

Skillern to speak at Temple Shalom
Ron Skillern, the 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, will speak at a Temple Shalom Men’s Club breakfast, Sunday, November 12, at 10 a.m.
Skillern teaches at Western Kentucky University’s VAMPY program for gifted teens – the same class that produced the Holocaust-themed murals for the Never Again exhibit at The J.
There is a $5 charge. RSVP by October 12 to johnsilletto@yahoo.com.

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