High Holy days Around Town

Pre-Selichot ‘Night of Storytelling’
Adath Jeshurun will hold a pre-Selichot “Night of Storytelling” at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 1. The work of Interfaith Paths to Peace, is included in the presentation entitled “In the Heart of the Other: A Muslim and a Jew Trade Stories.” Havdalah and refreshments begin at 9:30 p.m., followed by the traditional Selichot service at 10 p.m. The event is free.

AJ Cemetery service
The annual AJ cemetery service will take place at 11 a.m., Sunday, September 2, in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway.

Elegant Dinner in the sukkah
Adath Jeshurun will host a dinner in its sukkah on Friday, September 28. The dinner, which follows the 5:45 p.m. service, is geared to adults, and the cost is $15 per person. Visit adathjeshurun.com/sukkotdinner or call 502-458-5359 by Friday, September 21, for reservations. There is a 55-seat capacity.

PJ Library/AJ Sukkot Adventure
Families with children ages 8 and below may participate in PJ Library’s Sukkot Adventure at from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, September 23, in AJ’s Chester & Vivian Slosberg Memorial Sukkah. Children will hear stories, sing songs, make crafts, and enjoy snacks, all while learning about Sukkot. This event is free. RSVP Shannon Benovitz at sbenovitz@jewishlouisville.org or 502 238-2719 or visit adathjeshurun.com/PJLibrary by September 19.

Simchat Torah with AJ, KI
Adath Jeshurun and Keneseth Israel will co-sponsor a joint Simchat Torah celebration on Monday, October 1, at AJ. The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with Mincha/Ma’ariv followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. Dancing with the Torahs will begin at 7 p.m. The dinner costs $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 3-10. Visit adathjeshurun.com/simchat or call 502-458-5359 to RSVP. Also, a shared Simchat Torah service will begin at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, at KI.

Cemetery cleanup
Keneseth Israel will hold its cemetery cleanup on Sunday, September 2, at the KI cemetery, 719 Locust Lane.
Cemetery beautification (building a fence, repairing gravestones, planting and cleaning) will begin at 10 a.m., followed by clergy visits to gravesites at 10:30 a.m. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Family services
Gabe Pachter will again lead High Holy Day family services at Keneseth Israel. A lifelong Jewish educator, Pachter has more than 10 years’ experience leading High Holy Day services. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, all children will be invited to say the blessings on the fifth Aliyah before family services begin. There is no charge, but reservations are required. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Rosh Hashanah in the park
Keneseth Israel will hold tashlich at Beargrass Creek, Big Rock Park, at 6 p.m., Monday, September 10. A New Year’s party with cake and champagne, then afternoon services, will follow. The entrance to the park is at the north end of Valletta Lane. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Break the fast
The Keneseth Israel Sisterhood will host a break-the-fast immediately following the conclusion of Yom Kippur services on Wednesday, September 19. There is no charge for this light meal, but reservations are required. Donations to defray costs are appreciated. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Family sukkah party
Keneseth Israel will hold a family party in its sukkah at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 24, including a light dinner, an edible sukkah contest, arts and crafts. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Ceviche in the Sukkah
Keneseth Israel will serve Latin-inspired food and cocktails in its sukkah at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 27. Mayan Café will cater. The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to gkahn@kenesethisrael.com or 502-459-2780.

Simchat Torah Party
Adath Jeshurun and Keneseth Israel will hold a joint-synagogue Simcha Torah event at 5:45 p.m., Monday, October 1. A light celebratory dinner will follow mincha. The Hakafot will start at 7 p.m. An ice cream feast will cap the evening. Reservations are required. RSVP by September 21 to AJ, 502-459-5359 or at adathjeshurun.com/simchat. Sitter service is free, but reservations are required.

Yom Kippur music program
The Temple will hold a special music program with Student Cantor Mike Jarvis from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, following morning services.

Yizkor and the Value of Remembrance
Rabbi Joe Rapport will lead a program on why we gather for Yizkor services, on Yom Kippur and for festivals, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, at The Temple.

Schmoozing the Sukkah
Temple Shalom will hold its third annual Schmoozing in the Sukkah at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 28. The evening will begin with a Shabbat service in the Founders Garden (weather permitting) with music provided by the klezmer band Lost Tribe. Dinner will follow. A campfire with more Lost Tribe music and schmoozing will follow the meal. Bring your folding chairs and adult drinks; child supervision will be provided. RSVP by September 23 to 502-458-4739 or information@templeshalomky.org.

Free Jewish calendars
Chabad of Kentucky is offering free 2018-19 Jewish calendars. Contact them at calendar@chabadky.com or 502-459-1770.

Rosh Hashanah Dinner
Chabad will hold its annual Rosh Hashanah Dinner on Sunday, September 9. A service will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by the meal at 8 p.m. Cost $18 for adults, $10 for children. Contact Chabad at rabbi@chabadky.com or call 502-459-1770 by September 4 to RSVP.

Yom Kippur break-the-fast
Chabad will hold closing prayers on Yom Kippur followed by a break-the-fast beginning at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 19. The fast ends at 8:24 p.m. There is no charge. Contact rabbi@chabadky.com or 502-459-1770 for details.

Sukkah building offered
Chabad will help construct and assemble sukkahs. Contact Rabbi Chaim Litvin at rabbichaim@chabadky.com for details.

Pizza in the Hut
Chabad House will be serving pizza in its sukkah from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26. Contact Rabbi Chaim Litvin, rabbichaim@chabadky.com or 502-442-2208 for details.

Bourbon & BBQ in the sukkah
Chabad House will pour bourbon and serve barbecue in its sukkah at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27. You must be 21 or over. Heaven Hill will provide the bourbon. Contact Rabbi Chaim Litvin, rabbichaim@chabadky.com or 502-442-2208 for details.

Shabbat-Sukkot deli luncheon
Chabad will hold a deli luncheon in its sukkah on Saturday, September 29. Services begin at 10 a.m., followed this family-friendly luncheon. Admission is free. Contact Rabbi Litvin, rabbi@chabadky.com or 502-459-1770 for more details.

Torah dance party
To celebrate the completion of the reading of the Torah, Chabad will hold a Torah dance party, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 30. The party is particularly geared toward children, with stories, games, prizes and flags Contact Rabbi Litvin, rabbi@chabadky.com or 502-459-1770 for more details.

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