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 the latest fitness trends.


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 change lives. We will utilize the very latest in technology not only to enhance member experience but to also provide the safest and most secure environment.

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The J Capital Campaign Cabinet Members: 

Jerry Abramson
Madeline Abramson
Jeffrey Tuvlin
Barbara Weisberg
Frank Weisberg

Cabinet Members
Alan Engel
Jeffrey Goldberg
Jay Klempner
Bud Schardein
Andrew Trager-Kusman
Neal Bailen

Interested in Giving:

Contact Stacy Gordon-Funk, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Chief Development Officer

Press Coverage

The J Renderings

Case for Giving


Staff CC Pledge Form (002)



To comply with the city's curfew order, the JCC will have a delayed opening on Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25 at 7 a.m.

The JCC will be closed for Yom Kippur on Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28 – Yom Kippur

Friday, October 2 – Sukkot
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 3 – Sukkot

Friday, October 9 – Shemini Atzeret
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 10 – Shemini Atzeret

*Evening Fitness Classes cancelled.