Kathy Stein is keynote speaker at Senior University

State Senator Kathy Stein, the only Jewish member of Kentucky’s upper house, will be the keynote speaker at The Temple’s annual Senior University on Thursday, April 18.

Senior University is a daylong community-wide program. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast snacks. The keynote address is at 10 a.m., followed by a choice of nine different workshops led by rabbis and experts on a variety of subjects spread over three “class periods.” A healthful lunch is also served, along with a closing program that features dessert.

Although the workshops are designed to be of special interest to Jewish senior adults, all are welcome. The cost for the program is $12, payable at the door, but prior registration is required. Call The Temple at 423-1212 to save your spot.

The first session after the keynote will feature: “The Answer Lies Somewhere in the Question: How Does a Jewish Upbringing Affect Creativity?” presented by Jennifer Diamond and Dr. Louie Bailey; “Ethics and Moral Dilemmas” by Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks; and “Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizens,” by Michele Hemenway, an independent education management professional.

The session after lunch will feature “Looking Above and Beyond: Artistic Surprises In Our Chapel” by Rabbi Chester B. Diamond; “Religion in Louisville” by Peter Smith, Courier-Journal Religion Editor, and “Jews in Sports” by Bernard Pincus.

The last session will include “Obama’s Visit to Israel and the Israeli Government: Is Bibi Good for the Jews?” by Rabbi David Ariel-Joel; “Jewish Catholic Relations since Nostrae Aetate” by the Rev. Joseph Graffis, pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church; and “Your Body is Your Temple: Jewish Thoughts on a Healthy Body and Lifestyle,” presented by Pami, a natural health care practitioner.


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