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Let’s Habitat! | October 23-25
Help us raise $5,400 and “Raise the Roof”
As an active partner in the Louisville community, Habitat for Humanity has provided over 550 families the opportunity to have a home, learn budgeting skills, and broaden their community involvement by dedicating 400 volunteer hours as they assist with other builds within the Habitat family.
Other local temples and synagogues are participating this year with a “Raise the Roof” three day affair. Watch as a house goes from empty slab to roof in three days. We are partnering with several churches and our Pakistani friends to reach our goals.
You may volunteer by visiting https://thetemplelouky.org/habitat/ any Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday to help build, paint, sweep or provide lunch through February 2020. Help us build a home for Ali, Slma, and her 3 sweet boys from Syria.
If you would like to send a donation please write your check to Habitat and drop it off at The Temple. For more information please call Amy Benovitz 502-425-0373 or The Temple at 502-423-1818.
The WRJ/Sisterhood Book Club hopes you can join us on Friday, October 25, at 10:00 am in the Fishman Library to discuss The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. Goodreads writes, “The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son, and another woman's chance at redemption.” Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Waterman at [email protected]
Please join us for a special Rabbis’ Italian Shabbat Dinner before services. Tot Shabbat will follow at 6:45 pm then the Volunteer Shabbat service is at 7:00 pm. A special Tot Oneg will immediately follow the service in the Fishman Library.
In recognition of Jack Benjamin’s lifetime of work and dedication to The Temple, we are honored and have created a new gathering place in The Temple lobby, called “Jack’s Place”.To further honor Jack, The Temple will recognize Jack at Friday evening services at 7:00 pm on November 1 and then at a special Oneg Shabbat thereafter at 8:00 pm, held at “Jack’s Place”, when we will formally dedicate the area and, we are sure, will all say some very kind words about our dear friend.Also, at this same service and Oneg, we all will be treated to a new exhibit presented by our Archives Committee spotlighting several renowned Louisville businesses owned by former and current Temple Members. These businesses were a strong presence in our city, and the members that we are saluting played a huge role. Some of the ones that are featured include Heaven Hill, Levy Bros., Enro Shirt Co. and Bensinger's. Please join us for this special night!
On Sunday November 3, at 2:00 PM, The Temple Adult Education Committee is proud to present a special story/documentary of the experiences of four Jewish school friends living in pre-WWII Germany, Kinderland-Cinderland. Sibylle Tiedemann, the director of the film, will also be here to tell why she made the film. The movie “Kinderland-Cinderland” tells the everyday story of fascism, its banalities, shabbiness and meanness are addressed in the film. Ulm, the city of Albert Einstein and the Scholl siblings become the place where history is felt and experienced.
Come join other Temple families for a night of activities for kids of all ages! Louisville Gymnastics will be hosting a staff monitored open gym and Ninja Warrior obstacle course. There will be a food truck available to buy dinner and for the adults, a no charge beer and wine bar. Come mingle with other families and enjoy a fun evening before the school week starts again!
Family Shabbat Dinner, Tot Shabbat, and Grades 7/8 Leading Services
Friday, November 8
Dinner at 6:00 pm | Tot Shabbat at 6:45 pm | Service at 7:00 pm
Come experience the wonder of the entire Torah rolled out in the main sanctuary as our Grades 7/8 students wow us with their Torah reading skills. Dinner is only $5 for adults who RSVP by Tuesday, November 5; $10 after November 5/children under 13 eat free). RSVP for dinner to 423-1818.
Roots is a unique, grassroots organization established and run by local Palestinians and Israelis seeking to create a culture of nonviolence, understanding and transformation despite the persistent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Congregational Dinner and Movie Night Tuesday, November 12 | Dinner 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm We will be viewing The Producers. Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, “Springtime for Hitler,” is…