The Jewish Learning Center is now open and available for all of Louisville to enrich their lives with a wide variety of educational programming. In the past few weeks, this new community resource has already seen hundreds of people attending its initial programs with many more expected as the center offers more educational alternatives.
On Tuesday, September 6, the Louisville Jewish Day School and the Gan Torah Preschool found a permanent home at the Jewish Learning Center, which recently opened at 1110 Dupont Cr. Goldie Litvin, principal at the school said, “The Jewish Learning Center has enabled us to reopen our school in the most central location to the entire Louisville Jewish community.”
On Sunday, September 25, Learning Center’s grand ribbon cutting was held. Members of most every facet of our community were on hand to celebrate and welcome to the Jewish Learning Center into the educational opportunities offered in our city. Mayor Greg Fischer sent a letter of congratulation honoring the JLC for providing “fine religious based program for citizens of all ages and learning needs.”
On Monday, November 7, the Jewish Learning Center officially began its adult education offerings by presenting a course from the International Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Only certified teachers who have mastered the JLI teaching strategies and who attend continuing education programming are able to teach these courses. Rabbi Avrohom Litvin is the only instructor with these qualifications in Kentucky.
The newest educational presentation at the Jewish Leaning Center is JLearn, which opened on Thursday, November 10. JLearn offers three simultaneous classes from 7-7:50 p.m. and three additional classes from 8-8:50 p.m. every Thursday.
Rabbi Shmully Litvin, community coordinator of the Jewish Learning Center explained, “Our goal is to create a safe space to explore Jewish Learning for all people, regardless of affiliation, background or previous knowledge. Many people have shared with me that they have always had questions and never felt comfortable bringing them up in other venues. The Jewish Learning Center aims to be that community resource, where every question is respected and information is shared in an upbeat and positive manner.”