TEMPLE PICTURES

Annual Hanukkah Dinner 2022

We hope everyone enjoyed our Annual Hanukkah Dinner! A big thank you to Temple Brotherhood, Troop 30/Troop 30GT Scouts, Hanukkah Hootenanny musicians, and everyone who made the night a blast!

Event Description:

Annual Temple Hanukkah Dinner | Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 pm
Sponsored by The Temple Brotherhood

After a pause during the pandemic, our annual Temple Brotherhood Hanukkah Latke Dinner finally resumes this year! There will be loads of latkes, fun and games for the kids, a Hanukkah Hootenanny sing-a-long by Cantor Lauren and other members, and our Troop 30/Troop 30GT Scouts will provide excellent service.

PS: Don’t forget to BYOM (Bring Your Own Menorah)!

From ReformJudaism.org WHAT IS HANNUKAH? Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends. Light comes literally, with the lighting of an additional candle each day, and metaphorically, through a newer emphasis on charitable donations and a commitment to tikkun olam during the holiday. Hanukkah (alternately spelled Chanukah), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, commemorates the victory of a small group of Jewish rebels (led by Judah Maccabee and his brothers, collectively known as “the Maccabees”) over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. Modern celebrations of Hanukkah focus on family and friends and include the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah (also called a hanukkiyah); singing and playing special songs and games (dreidel); and eating foods prepared in oil including latkes, sufganiyot, bimuelos (fried dough puffs) and keftes de prasas (leek patties). Hanukkah Dinner

Hanukkah Lanterns

Thank you to everyone for sharing your Hanukkah Lanterns! We hope you have a Hanukkah filled with light and joy.

From ReformJudaism.org WHAT IS HANNUKAH? Hanukkah, one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays, is a festive eight-day celebration that for many people falls during the darkest, coldest season of the year. Also called the Festival of Lights, the holiday brings light, joy, and warmth to our homes and communities as we celebrate with candles, food, family, and friends. Light comes literally, with the lighting of an additional candle each day, and metaphorically, through a newer emphasis on charitable donations and a commitment to tikkun olam during the holiday. Hanukkah (alternately spelled Chanukah), meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, commemorates the victory of a small group of Jewish rebels (led by Judah Maccabee and his brothers, collectively known as “the Maccabees”) over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “rededication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. Modern celebrations of Hanukkah focus on family and friends and include the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah (also called a hanukkiyah); singing and playing special songs and games (dreidel); and eating foods prepared in oil including latkes, sufganiyot, bimuelos (fried dough puffs) and keftes de prasas (leek patties). Hanukkah Lanterns

Bagels and Belonging

Thank you to everyone who came to Bagels and Belonging! We hope you enjoyed the morning of community and bagels!

Event Description:

Bagels and Belonging
Sunday, December 4 at 9:30 am

Join us for brunch and to learn more about the benefits of Temple membership. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet Temple Clergy and members and to learn more about all of The Temple’s offerings and activities. 

Brunch will begin at 9:30 am in the Heideman Auditorium, and our Clergy will kick off our informational session at 10:00 am.

Thank you to everyone who came to Bagels and Belonging! We hope you enjoyed the morning of community and bagels! Bagels and Belonging Sunday, December 4 at 9:30 am Join us for brunch and to learn more about the benefits of Temple membership. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet Temple Clergy and members and to learn more about all of The Temple’s offerings and activities. Brunch will begin at 9:30 am in the Heideman Auditorium, and our Clergy will kick off our informational session at 10:00 am. Thank you to everyone who came to Bagels and Belonging! We hope you enjoyed the morning of community and bagels! Bagels and Belonging Sunday, December 4 at 9:30 am Join us for brunch and to learn more about the benefits of Temple membership. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet Temple Clergy and members and to learn more about all of The Temple’s offerings and activities. Brunch will begin at 9:30 am in the Heideman Auditorium, and our Clergy will kick off our informational session at 10:00 am.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of The Temple is to:

  • Be a center for Reform Judaism in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Provide spiritual guidance and strength through the practice of Judaism

  • Emphasize the ideals and objectives of Reform Judaism through worship, education, congregational programming, social justice, and our community relationships

  • Promote the perpetuation of our Jewish heritage