Arts & Ideas Education

Welcome to Arts & Ideas Education at the JCC!

We provide arts opportunities for students of all ages in the context of a caring, nurturing environment. Our mission is to educate and entertain through quality theatre. Our programming is guided by educational best practices, educational values of the Jewish faith and the truth that arts can grow the “whole child.”

For more information about Arts & Ideas Education, please click on any of the links below or contact
Erin Jump at ejump@jewishlouisville.org or 502-238-2763.

  Supported By:



David Jones



Youth Theatre Education

Is there a summer camp acting program this year (Spotlight Camp)?

Yes, Spotlight Camp is happening, and enrollment is open. Dates are July 6-17 (grades K-3) and July 20-31 (grades 4-8).

Will CenterStage Academy be scheduled for the fall?

Yes! Click here for info.

Is Acting Out going to continue to tour schools in Fall 2020?

Currently, we intend to continue Acting Out in the Fall, but this is still an unknown at this time.

Other Programs/General

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.

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 JArts&Ideas@jewishlouisville.org. We appreciate your patience for a response while staff and hours are limited.

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