Our Community. Our Future.

A Capital Campaign for a new JCC


Since its beginning in 1890 as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA), the Louisville JCC has reshaped the Jewish community, becoming a cornerstone for Jewish life in Louisville and a home for numerous Louisville’s Jewish organizations.

We reach out to people of every age and circumstance with a warm embrace.  We are the “home away from home” for the Jewish community and a gathering spot for families of all faiths, affiliations and backgrounds.  We are the heart of the Louisville Jewish community.

The JCC touches every part of our lives. As newborns, children, teens, adults, active seniors and the elderly, the JCC engages us with varied and enriching programming, essential services, life-long educational, recreational and social opportunities. We are safe place for expression and cultivation of personal identity; a place to join friends and be a part of a larger community; a destination that offers an exciting array of programs from Arts to Zumba.


Our current facility, built in 1955, has served us well, but we have outgrown our more than 65-year-old building. Our building configuration simply does not support the wide array of programs and activities our community has grown to expect and that we are committed to deliver.

Our dynamic new building will be the right size and space, energy efficient and state-of-the art.  Building and upgrading infrastructure will provide a solid foundation for sustainability and increased capacity to touch lives.  We will utilize the very latest in technology to not only enhance member experience but to also provide the safest and most secure environment.

April 11 Press Conference

To date, the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence has generously committed transformational cornerstone and matching gifts. Click here for the JHFE Press Conference Announcement.

April 11, 2019 Press Conference Video

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