• Welcome to Adath Jeshurun!

  • Worship with us.

    The newly renovated bimah in the David and Jonathan Blue Family Sanctuary.


  • Find your place.

    The "Wow Wall" at the synagogue entrance.


  • Build Community.

    The David and Jonathan Blue Family Sanctuary.

  • Learn with us.

    The Yarmuth Family Chapel.

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Beginning Prayerbook Hebrew: 10:30 a.m.

Prophets: 11:30 a.m.


January 29th

February 12th, 19th & 26th



The Adath Jeshurun Book Club will have a discussion of “The Yid:  A Novel” by Paul Goldberg on Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 p.m. Join us for an informal discussion facilitated by Deborah Slosberg. Please contact Deborah at 458-5359 or [email protected] for more information.



The AJ Men’s Club is sponsoring a Game Night on Monday, February 13th as U of L plays against Syracuse.  Pizza, beer and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the game beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Come enjoy the game on AJ’s large-screen TV in the Benovitz Library.  The entire community is welcome to attend! 

$5.00 each for reservations made by February 6th

$10.00 each for reservations made February 7th - 13th or at the door.

Reservations can be made online by clicking here or by calling the AJ Office at 458-5359.  For more information, please contact Craig Friedman at [email protected] or 640-4228.


Shabbaton with

Rabbi Susan Silverman

March 17th & 18th

March 17, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. 

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, 40205

Yes, Rabbi Susan Silverman is the sister of comedian, Sarah Silverman! Susan Silverman grew up with parents who were atheists. Yet, as a young adult, she shocked everyone who knew her and became a reform rabbi. She is also an author, activist and adoptive mom. She has recently written a book called “Casting Lots” about her decision to adopt two sons from an Ethiopian orphanage. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors of “Women of the Wall,” a group working to attain social and legal recognition of women’s rights to wear prayer shawls, pray, and read from the Torah, collectively and aloud, at the Western Wall.

Friday, March 17th 
5:45 p.m. – Kabbalat Shabbat Service
6:45 p.m. – Kiddush Supper (Reservations are required) Adults/$12, Kids under 12 eat free! Reservation deadline is March 10th. Reserve your space at: www.jewishlouisville.org/silverman

7:30 p.m. – Rabbi Silverman will speak on “Women of the Wall”
(Talk made possible by the Jewish Federation of Louisville)

Saturday, March 18th 
9:30 a.m.   – Shabbat Service. Rabbi Silverman will present the D’var Torah on “What it Means to be Jewish.”
11:30 a.m. – Kiddush Luncheon
12:15 p.m. – Rabbi Silverman will serve as Shabbat Scholar, and will speak on her experience with adoption.
(Talks made possible by the Rabbi Simcha Kling Education Fund of Congregation Adath Jeshurun)

Signed copies of “Casting Lots” can be preordered before March 6th for $24.99 at www.jewishlouisville.org/silverman. The books will be available for pickup at Adath Jeshurun on March 17th and 18th.

This event is sponsored by Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Jewish Federation of Louisville and Jewish Family & Career Services.

Short & Sweet Family Service


Short and Sweet Family Service led by Deborah Slosberg will take place on Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 a.m. in the Slosberg Event Center.  


AJ Hamentaschen Bake

Sunday, February 12th

1:30 p.m.

$5 per family!

This event will provide a fun opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of “Mishloach Manot” – sending gifts of food. 

•    Enjoy a fun afternoon of creative hamentaschen baking at AJ!
•    Learn to make these scrumptious goodies, and take some home with you!
•    Hamentaschen will also be given to residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, so you can have fun and do a mitzvah too!
•    Kids get to decorate creative cards and gift bags! 

Reservations are needed in order to have enough ingredients for everyone to participate.

Reservation deadline is February 6, 2017.  Reservations can be made by clicking here.

Event Co-Chairs: Ellana Bessen, Tracy Geller, Lisa Kaplin & Shane Shaps


2017 Music Festival

Sunday, February 19th

7:00 p.m.

Admission: $10 per person

Back by popular demand, come and enjoy fabulous music by two a capella groups!  Our guest performers are uber-talented college students in the groups “Staam” from Washington University and “Hooshir” from Indiana University.  Enjoy an evening of fabulous music, high energy and delicious sweets! Admission costs just $10 per person and can be purchased by clicking here.

*Tax-deductible sponsorships are available.

Supported by you and the Adolf & Sara van der Walde and Israel Rosenbloum Charitable Fund.



Adath Jeshurun presents a 2017 Jewish Heritage Cruise of Scandinavia and Russia.   The Regal Princess sets sail from July 5 - 16, 2017.  Ports include Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway), Berlin (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia) and Stockholm (Sweden).  Cruise fare as of 6/29/16 is $3,074 per person, double-occupancy for a category BB cabin, subject to change.   Airfare is additional.   For more information, please contact Rabbi Slosberg at 458-5359 or [email protected]

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:30am
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 4:45pm
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:30am
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:30am

 Louisville Melton

Registration Now Open.

Take a look at this Melton Recruitment Video and see what this amazing program is all about!



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