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.