KDS thank you event is an elegant evening

Shapin, Nicolas open their home which showcases the largest collection of locally created art

[by Shiela Steinman Wallace, Editor]

The members of the King David Society are committed to the success of the Louisville Jewish community, each investing a minimum of $25,000 in the community through the Annual Federation Campaign.

To thank these individuals and to encourage others to join their ranks, the Jewish Federation of Louisville invited them to an exclusive evening of local art and the opportunity to meet some of the artists who created the pieces. See full image gallery here.

Larry Shapin and Ladonna Nicolas graciously opened their home and hosted this unique event on Thursday, April 25. Those who attended were treated to a spectacular evening. Each room, while designed to serve a traditional function – bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, etc. – doubled as a magnificent gallery showcasing a wide variety of artistic creations all created by local artists.

Each piece has its own story, which the artists who were there told. Shapin and Nicolas freely shared the stories behind others.

King David Society Chair Joe Hertzman, 2013 Federation Campaign Chair Karen Abrams and Jewish Community of Louisville Board Chair David Klein each spoke briefly. They thanked Shapin and Nicolas for graciously opening their home and hosting the event and the King David Society members for their support and leadership.

Hertzman singled Karen Abrams out for high praise. This year she served as Campaign chair and next year will be Board chair. He also praised her for the leadership role she took in the merger process and her continued efforts to move the JCL forward.

He also called on those present to continue to give and to increase their giving. “It’s about more than the Campaign,” Hertzman said. “It’s about the community.”

Leave a Reply