Party Planned for JCC’s 125 Birthday

The JCC is celebrating 125 years in the Louisville community. Generations of people have considered the JCC an important part of their lives and continue to do so. You are invited to celebrate with birthday cake and a special guest of honor on March 29 at the JCC.

The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. after the final performance of Fiddler on the Roof, and all are welcome to join.

“We want to bring people together to celebrate their second home,” said Sara Wagner, senior vice president and chief operations officer of the JCC. “The JCC continues to be a place where people grow, learn and connect with others. Each person has a unique experience that together creates the larger vibrant and caring JCC community.”

A special guest of honor will be long-time staff member Annette Sagerman, who worked at the JCC for 65 years. “Annette was a part of our childhood. She welcomed every person with a smiling face and open arms to the JCC family. We could not celebrate our 125 years without including Annette,” said Joanie Lustig, co-chair of the 125 celebration.

“The JCC’s success has always been driven by passionate people. Annette represents hundreds or thousands of staff and volunteers who devoted themselves to making the JCC extra special. I am so glad Annette will be part of the March 29 event,” Wagner said.

The JCC is also collecting memories and hopes that are “Honoring the past, shaping the future” on a wall in the lobby. Everyone can share their dreams on bricks which will be hung on the wall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Jean Timmel at 502-238-2722 or

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