The Jewish Foundation of Louisville has given $2,500 to the Jewish Community Center to fund fourth and fifth grade Jewish experiences. This grant will allow the JCC to build a youth group for fourth and fifth graders and allow them to meet new friends from all the local congregations.
Plans for the upcoming year include a Shabbat dinner, a chocolate Seder, a sports day and more. This group will serve as a pathway to Teen Connection and BBYO.
Claire Felsen, Julie Marks, Mona Schramko and Shane Shaps served as a focus group to help formulate this idea and have agreed to serve on the new fourth and fifth grade committee. Glenn Sadle, JCC youth and teen coordinator, will direct the program.