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Congregation Adath Jeshurun Jewish Education

Adath Jeshurun’s students are educated in the LBSY Community Religious School and the High School of Jewish Studies. Additionally, the synagogue provides adult education, family education programs and b’nai mitzvah training.

AJ Preschool

Adath Jeshurun Preschool
2401 Woodbourne Avenue
Louisville, KY 40205-1719
(502) 451-3434
Fax: (502) 451-3650
Web site: www.ajpreschool.com

The Preschool program, founded in 1953, accepts children from all ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds – ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. A trained, highly-skilled, nurturing staff treats each child with love, care and respect. The school provides a safe, loving environment in which children can grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

Carefully planned classroom activities appropriate for each child’s development include creative movement, science, music, educational field trips and age-appropriate reading and math readiness programs. An Educational Enrichment program is now offered for pre-K students to help ensure they are well prepared for kindergarten. Preschool children also participate in activities that teach elements of Jewish tradition, history and religion to youngsters from all religious backgrounds. The school has a safe, well-equipped, enclosed outdoor playground. There is an innovative summer program as well.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parents may choose half-day or extended-day schedules.

Melissa Loyd, Director
Visit online at www.ajpreschool.com

Youth Education

Mini-Minyan
Programs for parents and their toddlers, preschoolers and early-elementary age children.

Short & Sweet Jr. Congregation
Monthly Shabbat service for parents and students in grades one through seven.

B’nai Mitzvah Training
Students receive training for their bar/bat mitzvah ceremony to take place at the traditional age of 13.  Supplemental Hebrew tutoring is provided free of charge for AJ students in need of additional learning.

Confirmation Classes
Classes are held for 10th graders in preparation for the Confirmation ceremony celebrating the completion of ten years of religious study.

Educational Partnership Programs

Adath Jeshurun is a participating partner in these community youth educational programs:

LBSY – Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad
In conjunction with Keneseth Israel and Temple Shalom, a Hebrew and Religious School program held for students in Kindergarten through grade 8.   Judaic studies include holidays, rituals, history, Hebrew and ethics.
High School of Jewish Studies
Community-wide Religious School held on Sundays for students in grades 9 and 10.

Adult Education

Beginning and Advanced Hebrew Reading and Conversational Hebrew
Classes are open to all levels of adult readers and are free of charge and open to the community.

Lunch and Learn
This is a weekly Talmud study program led by Rabbi Slosberg and Cantor Lipp, which meets downtown for learning and fellowship.
Educational Programs

The congregation offers a variety of adult education classes including Shabbat Scholar Sessions, Shabbat Text Study, and special programs held around the community.

Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y
Live broadcasts are shown via satellite including interviews of educational and cultural interest for interactive discussions.

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
This internationally-acclaimed adult education network is the state-of-the-art Jewish educational program for adults.  The program is sponsored by Congregation Adath Jeshurun in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center and with support from Congregation Anshei Sfard, Keneseth Israel Congregation, Temple Shalom and The Temple.  This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.

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