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Community is published monthly by the Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc., 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205-3216. The Jewish Community of Louisville is a nonprofit organization. $26 of each pledge to the Annual Federation Campaign is for a subscription for Community.

Community publishes Lifecycle, Newsmakers and Around Town items and accompanying photos (standard size – approximately 1”x 1.5”) at no charge. Items must be submitted in writing or by email to Please include your name and a daytime telephone number where you can be contacted in the event that questions arise. Community reserves the right to edit all submissions to conform to style and length requirements. Contributions to help offset the cost of publishing these items are welcome.

For More Information Contact Our Advertising Sales Manager 502-418-5845 or

The appearance of advertising in Community does not represent a kashruth endorsement.

Community accepts letters to the editor for publication. All letters must be of interest to the Jewish community or in response to an item published in the paper. They must be no longer than 300 words in length and signed. Name, address and daytime phone number must be included for verification purposes only.

Community reserves the right to refuse to publish any letter, to edit for brevity while preserving the meaning, and to limit the number of letters published in any edition.

E-mail your comments to or mail them to Community, Letters to the Editor, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.

Community’s circulation has been audited by the Circulation Verification Council.


For More Information Contact Our Advertising Sales Manager 502-418-5845 or

Community E-Letter

5 p.m. Fridays.

Community E-Letter Policy

The Jewish Community of Louisville publishes an e-letter every week to keep the Jewish community informed about upcoming events of interest. As a courtesy to all Jewish congregations, agencies and organizations, the JCL invites them to submit events for inclusion in the e-letter subject to the guidelines outlined below. Events of interest to the Jewish community sponsored by organizations outside of the Jewish community may be included from time to time.

  1. Research has shown that e-letter readers want shorter messages and they tend to skip things that they have seen before. To keep the length of the e-letter manageable, each submitting Jewish congregation, agency or organization may submit up to three items of its choosing for inclusion in each weekly e-letter free of charge. It is recommended that items appear in the e-letter no more than two weeks before the RSVP deadline for an event.
  2. Each Jewish congregation, agency or organization may submit up to two additional items of its choosing for inclusion in the weekly e-letter for a charge of $50 per item.
  4. The JCL reserves the right to edit submissions, both free and paid, for style. All events are listed in chronological order.
  5. Graphics cannot be included in the general e-letter entries; however, ads can include graphics and are available for purchase for $120. A 50 percent discount is offered to Jewish congregations, agencies and organizations.
  6. All submissions to the e-letter MUST:
    1. Include specific instructions as to the date on which the item is to run.
    2. Be submitted to no later than 5 p.m. Monday for inclusion in Wednesday’s e-letter.
    3. Each submission will be acknowledged no later than Mondays at 5 p.m. If you submit an item for the e-letter and it is not acknowledged, please call the e-letter manager, 502-238-2711, no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday so the issue can be resolved before the e-letter is distributed. If the e-letter manager is unavailable, contact the communications director, 502-238-2703.
    4. Please include contact information for someone who can answer questions about the submission.
  7. When you submit information for your events, please write it out in paragraph form instead of sending flyers. When you send a flyer, we have to read the entire flyer carefully to pull out the basic information. Then there is always the risk that we could make an error when we’re typing or we might overlook something important. Also, please include links to your websites whenever possible to encourage readership and responses, including RSVPs.
  8. When you write your brief summary, please include all the necessary information. Please double check that you have answered all the relevant questions:
    1. Who?
      1. Who’s invited
      2. Who’s sponsoring
      3. Who’s the featured speaker, performer, etc.
    2. What?
    3. When?
    4. Where?
    5. Why?
    6. How?
    7. How much does it cost?
    8. When do you need reservations?
    9. Contact information for people who need more information.

Not every question will apply to every submission, but if you omit something that is important, either the people who are interested won’t get all the information they need or you won’t get the responses and payments you need. When you leave something out and we notice it, as a courtesy, we try to follow up with a phone call, but we cannot promise that we will catch everything nor that we will be able to call for clarification.

  1. It is common sense that all items in the same document should have the same style. Here are a few pointers on the style we use:
    1. Keep the time simple: 2 p.m., 11:30 a.m., etc. Please don’t add a :00 to an hour and please use “a.m.” and “p.m.” lower case with periods.
    2. Spell out months and days of the week.
    3. Don’t use “&” unless it is the official name of something.
    4. Please, don’t use first person. “We invite you to our event” may be fine for your in-house newsletter, but this newsletter is from Community and “we,” Community, are not inviting people to your event. Even in our own events, we try to say “The J/Federation invites you to the XYZ event.” This eliminates confusion and helps people identify your events with you.
    5. Keep it short. Put all the details on your web site and just the basics that people need to decide if they’re interested in the e-letter. Then include a link so people who are interested can get the rest of the information.
    6. Send all e-letter information to
    7. Please send e-letter information ONLY for events that occur within the next three weeks or that have RSVP dates less than three weeks away.
    8. Once the RSVP date in the article you send has passed, the item will be deleted from the e-letter unless you provide a revised and updated article.


Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors or users names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors or users on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the Jewish Community of Louisville and its subsidiaries, both online and offline, on any media, electronic, written or oral communications. To the extent that any donations or forms are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ and users’ information will only be used for purposes to process the request.

The main purpose of our web site is to provide information and services to individuals, communal agencies, synagogues and organizations. Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting it and to making you aware of our online practices regarding the privacy of your information.

Information Collected
Our web site does not automatically collect any individually identifiable information, such as email addresses, from visitors.
We collect personal information when you provide it during the course of interacting with the site and our organization. Now, or in the future, you may be able to register and create a user profile for activities, camps, courses or events, to subscribe to e-mail newsletters, participate in polls or surveys or make donations. In so doing, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, or information about your interests and activities. If you make a donation in honor or memory of someone and you want notification sent to someone else, you must provide the name, address and/or e-mail address of that person.
If your personal information changes and you wish to update it (such as your address), or if you wish to delete your information, you may contact your local site administrator who will correct, update or remove your personal information as requested or call the Jewish Community of Louisville, 502-459-0660.
We also may collect information that is not personally identifiable, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How the Information Is Used
We do not sell, rent, swap or otherwise share our mailing lists with external organizations. Any personal information you provide to or our organization will not be disseminated to third parties outside of the Jewish Community of Louisville.

We may use the information you give us to provide services to you, at your request. We may use it to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding services, events and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful. We may use it for confirmation of donations, registrations or other actions you take on our site and for related customer service needs. We use information you provide about others to enable us to send them your donation notifications and greeting cards.

If you no longer wish to receive emails or newsletters from us, please click on our unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or notify us by emailing with “remove” in the subject header and the name of the mailing from which you wish to be removed in the body and we will remove your name from our e-mail recipient list.
We may use the information that is not personally identifiable to analyze the design and functioning of our site in order to make site improvements. We may use such information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.
We will disclose personally identifiable information when required to do so by law.

Our site may make limited use of cookies. A cookie is a small file that is saved on your computer browser that contains information related to your use of a site. We may use cookies to personalize your experience on our site by recognizing your name when you return. If you are a registered user, a cookie may link to your user profile as a convenience to bypass the necessity of logging in. If you reject cookies, you might experience limited usability in some areas of our site.

Security uses appropriate procedures to ensure the security of your personal information and to and protect it from unauthorized access. In particular, when we ask you to enter credit card information, we use the top industry standard security protection, including encryption, SSL transmission connection, and a secure server for information storage. Once your credit card has been processed, your credit card information is not stored on our servers.

We provide links to other web sites that we believe you will find useful. We ask you to recognize that the Jewish Community of Louisville is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.