J Arts + Ideas


Please click here for an important message about J Arts & Ideas. 

Why is the staff being furloughed and when will they return?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the JCC closed its physical doors on March 16. The organization was optimistic in April when it received notice that retaining fulltime staff would be possible through the CARES Act Paycheck Protection loan program. Unfortunately, as the length of the closure continued and with CARES Act funding expiring on June 12, the financial loss had become insurmountable and the JCC had to make the difficult decision to furlough a group of staff members. At this point, there is not a time-table as to when these staff members back may be brought back.

How and how often will we receive updates?

Updates will be given when we have new information to share. Our organization will stay in touch via email and on our website and social media.

Are any virtual Arts & Ideas classes or programs being offered?

At this time, no. In the meantime, we do have an Arts & Ideas Virtual J and Facebook page with crafts, talks and interviews. You can view them here:
Virtual J: https://jewishlouisville.org/virtualjcc/virtualartsideas/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JArtsandIdeas/

Is there a way I can contact one of the Arts & Ideas staff during the furlough?

The Arts & Ideas staff will not be able to answer any questions about the J and cannot perform any duties for the J during the furlough. This includes answering any communications related to work or their positions.

I have a time-sensitive issue about CenterStage or another Arts & Ideas program. Who should I contact?

Please contact us at JArtsIdeas@jewishlouisville.org. We appreciate your patience for a response while staff and hours are limited.

Visit our Virtual J Arts & Ideas site




Professional quality at community prices! Experience all the magic of Broadway musicals at the J.

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The J Patio Gallery

A beautiful space for innovating art!

Features touring shows, educational exhibits, and local artists.

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Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Promotes Jewish literacy in an open, pluralistic, egalitarian and stimulating environment.

Students come from Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and unaffiliated backgrounds.

Click here for more information.

Jewish Film Festival

Learn more about Louisville’s longest-running film festival!

We believe in the power of film to provide insight, encourage conversation and build bridges in our society. The annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival inspires and entertains but is also thoughtful and challenging, a continuing part of our ongoing mission.

The Louisville Jewish Film Festival takes place each year in February. Click here for more information.

Cultural Arts Programs at the J

Panel discussions, classes, conversations and more!

Check out what’s happening in 2020!

Website created in part with the support of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.
The Jewish Federation of Louisville is a 501(c)(3) organization, charity number 61-0444765.

Site design by VIA Studio

To comply with the city's curfew order, the JCC will have a delayed opening on Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25 at 7 a.m.

The JCC will be closed for Yom Kippur on Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28 – Yom Kippur

Friday, October 2 – Sukkot
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 3 – Sukkot

Friday, October 9 – Shemini Atzeret
Closes at 6 p.m.*

Saturday, October 10 – Shemini Atzeret

*Evening Fitness Classes cancelled.