JEWISH/PRESIDENTIAL RELATIONS AND LOUIS BRANDEIS THE TOPICS OF APRIL 14 TALKS
On Thursday, April 14th, our community welcomes Rabbi David Dalin, one of our country’s leading historians on contemporary Jewish history. Rabbi Dalin will first speak at the Temple at 10:00 a.m. on “Louis Brandeis, the First Jewish Supreme Court Justice.” This will, of course, be a very timely talk as this is the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s ascension to the Supreme Court, opening the door for what is now 3 current members of the Supreme Court who are Jewish.
On the evening of April 14, please join us at 7:00 at the JCC as Rabbi Dalin discusses “The President of the United States and the Jews.” From Lincoln to Obama, each U.S. President has had unique relationship with the Jewish community. Rabbi Dalin will provide insight into the highlights (and lowlights) of these relationships, a great primer as we head into the 2016 presidential elections. No RSVP is necessary.
For more information, please feel free to contact Matt Goldberg email@example.com, or 502-238-2707.
INTERFAITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEDER
This Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 6 p.m. the JCRC will be co-sponsoring an interfaith Passover Seder dedicated to the issue of Human Trafficking. This is a very serious problem affecting every corner of the world, including here in Louisville, and this program will be dedicated to learning, raising awareness and finding out what we can do to address the problem.
To RSVP, please click here. For more information, please contact Matt Goldberg.
THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE TO TAKE PLACE ON SECOND NIGHT OF PASSOVER
The JCRC is disappointed that Thunder Over Louisville this year takes place on April 23rd, coinciding with the second night of Passover. When we learned of the schedule we immediately reached out to the Kentucky Derby Festival leadership. We explained that Passover is a major work-restricted holiday for Jewish people and many people in our community will be attending a Seder that evening. We also voiced concern that, to our knowledge, nobody from our community was consulted during the initial stages of Thunder planning. KDF was sincerely apologetic, but explained they could not move the scheduled date of Thunder due to the structure of the Derby festival season and other logistical concerns.
We again urged them to consult with Jewish community leadership in the future for any scheduling conflicts and we will maintain a dialogue with KDF. We will also continue to be vigilant about all future civic events that conflict with Jewish holidays.