Shavuot/Confirmation Around Town

AJ, KI, TS Tikkun Ley’l Shavuot
Adath Jeshurun, Keneseth Israel, and Temple Shalom will come together for Tikkun Ley’l Shavuot observance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at AJ. The evening will begin with a light meal, followed by a presentation on “Israel at 70,” a Ma’ariv service and creative study sessions led by the clergy of all three congregations. There is no charge for the event, but reservations are required. Visit

Interactive Shavuot dinner and program
Chabad will offer a two-part holiday study program entitled “Celebration Israel” in a combined style of study and discussion, Saturday, May 19, at the Louisville Chabad House. The program will start at 8 p.m. with dinner and group study/discussion. The second At, 11 p.m., holiday prayers will begin followed by Torah, coffee and cheesecake with a new 50-minute class each hour. RSVP to or 502-235-5770.

Shavout Ice Cream and Cheesecake Party
The Louisville Chabad will re-enact the giving of those Commandments with a special Torah reading at noon, Sunday, May 20. A special children’s program will follow at 12:30 and an ice cream and cheesecake party is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. The program will be held at the Louisville Chabad House, 1654 Almara Circle.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot at The Temple
The Temple’s Tikkun Leil Shavuot program will start at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. This year’s confirmation service will precede the program, following by a study of the Book of Ruth led by Rabbi David Ariel-Joel. The traditional study period will last until 11 p.m.

Shavuot service times at AJ
Here are the Shavuot Services for Adath Jeshurun: Day 1 will take place at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 20. Day 2 will start at the same time on Monday, May 21. Yizkor will be recited during the Monday morning service.

GUCI song leader at Temple Shalom confirmation
Sam Thal, the song leader at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) will be the song leader for Temple Shalom services on Friday night and Saturday morning, May 18 and 19. Friday services begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include presentation of the Confirmation Class. Saturday services start at 10:30 p.m. Thal also will continue her series of song-leading classes on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Guitar skills are encouraged, but not required. Participants should bring instruments if they have them. RSVP to Temple Shalom, 502-458-4739. The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence underwrites the class.

The Temple Confirmation Service
The Temple will celebrate this year’s confirmation class during the Erev Shabbat service, 7 p.m., Friday, May 18. The confirmands will receive a special blessing during the service before hosting the oneg. The next night – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 p.m. – the erev Shavuot confirmation service, led by Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport and the Confirmation Class, will be held. This year’s confirmands are Josh Ellis, Avi Hiken, Kyle Roemer, Emily Renco, Susie Joels, Elana Berger, Dori Hatzell, Haley Ryan, Rachel Ryan, Aaron Ogburn, Elizabeth Hemmer, Ellie Vine and Brent Mannel.

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