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To share your simcha or to remember a loved one, email Scheri Mullins, Communications Coordinator.

November 2023

We celebrate together ... we mourn together.

Happy Anniversary!

Barbara & David Gordon (Nov. 1) - 64th

Elaine & Don Stern (Nov. 23) - 69th

Suzanne & Jerry Wolff (Nov. 24) - 1st

In Loving Memory
(For full information, click on the name and read the obituary.)

Syrl Charn, mother of Michael Kleinman, on October 29

Rhoda Levine, mother of Charisse Snyder, on October 24

Mazal Tov, Jimmie Strull!

Congratulations to N. James Strull DMD on being named the 2023 School of Dentistry Alumni Fellow by Louisville Alumni. The University of Louisville Alumni Awards are the highest honor bestowed by Louisville Alumni. These awards recognize distinguished graduates who are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

October 2023

We celebrate together ... we mourn together.

Happy Anniversary!

Diana and William Schmied (Oct. 2) - 30th

Michelle Jones & Belinda Setters (Oct. 6) - 10th

Mona & Frank Schramko (Oct. 18) - 25th

Cheryl & Larry Hughett (Oct. 19) - 50th

Sally & Al Wax (Oct. 20) - 55th

Lori & Steve Samuel (Oct. 20) - 5th

Patty & Doug Lamb (Oct. 23) - 45th

Evelyn & William Sabes (Oct. 28) - 72nd

In Loving Memory
(For full information, click on the name and read the obituary.)

David Friedman, husband of Roz Friedman

Larry S. Weinberg 

Mazal Tov!
On Saturday, October 14, the Congregation celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of Christian Lee, son of Calvin Lee. Christian is a freshman at Clarksville High School where he is a straight A honor roll student. Christian is the varsity quarterback for the football team, plays basketball, and does track and field. In addition to enjoying sports, his hobbies are exercise and physical fitness. Mazal tov, Christian!

CONGRATULATIONS to Jerry Steinberg, 2023 WLKY Bell Award Recipient!

From Leslye Dicken: I couldn’t be prouder of my husband, Jerry Steinberg, for being selected as a recipient of the 2023 WLKY Bell Award!! The WLKY Bell Award is given annually to only ten adults and two youth honorees who have demonstrated the true “Spirit of Louisville” through volunteerism and seeks to inspire all residents to engage in community service. This event, televised live Thursday, October 5, 2023, is the premier volunteer recognition in Metro Louisville, given to those select people for their contribution of time, talent, and treasure to make our community a better place to live, work and play. Republic Bank, in honor of each recipient, will make a $500 donation to their favorite charity. A special thank you to Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana for nominating Jerry and to other special people who added letters of recommendation. It truly touches both of our hearts!

Thank You to our High Holy Days Volunteers and Staff!

AJ Clergy
Cantor David Lipp, Rabbi Laura Metzger, Rabbi Steve Bayar, and Rabbi Robert Slosberg (for assisting new staff)

AJ Staff
Barb Embry, Jennifer Procita, Scheri Mullins, Debbie Whitlock

AJ Choir
Gill Diamond, Rita Hight, Doug Lamb, Crystal Peters, Eva Schiller, Amy Shir, Joseph Sinski, Elaine Stauble, Brenda Weeks, Arnold Zegart

Cemetery Service
Bruce Haskell

College Connection Chair
Lori Hubscher

High Holy Days Appeal Card Collectors
Kelly Fox, Madison Fox, Peyton Fox, Larry Grossman

High Holy Days Project Manager
Melissa Monsky

High Holy Day Sitter Service
Barb Bennett, Michelle McCarty, Karen Carroll

Livestreaming Chair 
Mitch Greenfield 

Mahzor Loan Volunteers
Kelly Fox, Nikki King

Office and Facility Volunteers
Rhoda Faller, Lori Hubscher, Alexis Clayton Shaw, Carol Zegart

Rap and Reflect Leader
Bruce Tasch

Selichot Participants
LaToya Whitlock (The Decode Project), Karen Williams and Carissa Jury  (CLOUT)

Ushers and Usher Chair
Larry Grossman, Chair
Sarah Baron, Shannon Benovitz, Ellana Bessen, Bruce Blue, Susan Eichenberger, Linda Engel, Andrew Epstein, Jeff Evans, Cybil Flora, Kelly Fox, David Fuchs, Mark Geller, Felissa Goldstein, Steve Goldstein, Doug Gordon, Sandy Harrison, Rita Hight, Charles Hubscher, Lori Hubscher, Margaret Jamner, Frank Kasdan, Nikki King, Jeff Klein, Howard Klein, Jonathan Lippman, Craig Lustig, Sheila Lynch, Melissa Monsky, Elliott Rosengarten, Marcy Rosengarten, Armand Rothschild, Frank Schwartz, Rick Shuster, Larry Snyder, Elaine Stauble


A special thanks to all the Daveners, Torah and Haftarah readers, all who were able to accept an honor and Pulpit Officers who served over the High Holy Days. 

September 2023

We celebrate together ... we mourn together.

Happy Anniversary!

Sandra and Barry Stoler (Sept. 7) - 25th

Mina & Gerald Tasman (Sept. 8) - 55th

In Loving Memory
(For full information, click on the name and read the obituary.)

Barbara Pass, wife of Myron Pass

Elaine Bornstein, mother of James Bornstein and Lynn Callif, sister of Judy Greenberg

Laura Melon, wife of Larry Wasser

August 2023

We celebrate together ... we mourn together.

Happy Anniversary!

Sara & Howard Wagner (Aug. 7) - 35th

Phyllis & James Fine (Aug. 12) - 50th

Phyllis & David Leibson (Aug. 18) - 55th

Kathy & Paul Rosenberg (Aug. 21) - 40th

Rachel & Buddy Goldberg (Aug. 22) - 55th

Harriet & Abraham Rolnick (Aug. 30) - 64th

In Loving Memory
(For full information, click on the name and read the obituary.)

Patricia Baron, Wife of Norton Baron

Arnold Belker, Husband of Terry Belker


A Note from Frank & Meryl Kasdan

At this time, we wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to our AJ family for all of their support, warmth, and love as we grieve the loss of our beloved son, Arthur.

During these past few weeks, it has felt as if a huge hug was wrapping its arms around us -- comforting, healing, and leaving an imprint on our hearts forever.

(August 28, 2023)

June & July 2023

We celebrate together ... we mourn together. This edition of the AJ Family News covers June & July 2023. To share good news or to remember a loved one, contact us here. AJ members are designated in blue below.


Kol HaKavod to our very own Kendall Gellar on being named a Meyer-Gottesman Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellow by Moving Traditions this year! Kol Koleinu is a distinctive opportunity for young Jewish feminists to learn how to effectively speak their minds and create the change they want to see in the world. The competitive application process requires a great deal of thought and insight. We are inspired by Kendall’s passion to speak her mind and make the world a better place. See the full list of 2023-2024 fellows:

Kendall is the daughter of Mark & Tracy Geller.

In Celebration and In Memoriam

Welcome New Members!

Barry Alberts

Rachel Rosenfeld

Jennifer Weiner

Lots of Grandbabies!

Leah Rose Treinish
Leslye Dicken & Jerry Steinberg, grandparents

Charlie Elizabeth Rosengarten
Marcy & Elliott Rosengarten, grandparents

Otis John Vincent Grossman
Larry Grossman, grandparent

In Loving Memory

Arthur David Kasdan
Son of Meryl & Frank Kasdan

Tue, November 28 2023 15 Kislev 5784