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Thank you for taking the time to look at our web site.  Our dynamic, thriving Reform Jewish congregation supports individuals and families from diverse backgrounds on their spiritual journey.  The congregation was formed in 1976, and moved into its current  building in August 1989. We have more 200 families, including singles, couples, families with children, seniors, etc. The congregation has a strong family atmosphere.  July 1, 2016  Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner (rabbibjc@templeshalomky.org) became only our second full time rabbi and Rabbi Stanley Miles (rabbi@templeshalomky.org) was granted the title of Rabbi Emeritus  

There are a number of pages under the main menu at the top that will explain in more detail the people and programs of Temple Shalom in Louisville, KY. 

The best way to get to know us is to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat or Shabbat Morning services.  At Temple Shalom, we welcome newcomers, who can quickly find the chance to participate and belong in a nurturing community with the warmth of Jewish tradition.  Times are listed under Worship.

If you would like additional information click to “Contact Us”



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Other Special Events...


We invite you and your family, and your friends, to celebrate Shabbat with us at Temple Shalom on Friday at 6:30 p.mONEG An “appetizer” oneg will follow services on Friday March 24th.

Weekly Torah service on Saturday morning at 10:30 am.

TIKKUN OLAM COMMITTEE TO SEND “WITH LOVE FROM LOUISVILLE  refugees awaiting an uncertain future in Greece.with our friends in the Louisville Muslim and Christian communities we are planning to send a container full of clothes, shoes and toiletries to refugee camps in Greece supported by Jesuit Refugee Services. Temple Shalom is one of the collection points in this effort which runs from now through Wednesday March 22nd. Donations accepted during business hours10 am to 4:00 pmMonday through Friday, and prior to weekend services. Leave donations in the foyer in front of the Gift Shop

WOTS hosts WRJ Central District Area DaySaturday, March 25th  morning worship and an afternoon of wellness with Lisa Flannery. Featuring lunch and afternoon activities. Contact  jerrimobley@gmail.com

TORAH LUNCH  Tuesday March 28th 12 noon at Temple. Bring a bag-lunch.

WOTS Painting Party Wednesday March 29th at 6:30 pm. Theresa, of The Painting Place, an iconic Louisville scene. Snacks and beverages provided.  amydoctrow@yahoo.com to reserve   $35. RSVP by March 24.

Mother’s Day greetings: May issue of Kol Shalom. Suggested donation: $18 per greeting, payable to Women of Temple Shalom, by April 17, 2017 to the Temple Shalom office. 




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Recent Photos

'Love From Louisville' from Temple Shalon to Refugees in Greece

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Congratulations to...

Amy Shir 

For her defence of the ACA at press conference prior to Senate hearing


Matt Karr

Todah Rabba for the cases protecting our Torah Mantles


Jacob Efman

For his work teaching in Nicaragua


Zecher Tzaddik L'vracha


Murrel Winner, z’’l. the father of Sharon (Jerry) Ran. 

The funeral will take place at Herman Meyer & Son on Friday, March 24 at 11 a.m.; visitation begins at 10 a.m. Rabbi David Ariel-Joel will be officiating and interment will follow at The Temple Cemetery.  May Sharon and Jerry, and their entire family, be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 


George Townsend, z''l, the father of Kathy Karr. 

A celebration of life will take place in Michigan in May.  Shiva minyanim will not be held.
May Kathy and Matt, and their entire extended family be comforted among the mourner's of Zion and Jerusalem. 




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