“Etty,” An Untold Story of the Holocaust Comes to Louisville


Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28th

at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Road (off Taylorsville Road)

Temple Shalom invites the Greater Louisville Community to join us for a one-woman play and audience dialogue

based on the diaries and letters of Esther “Etty” Hillesum,

a 29 year-old Dutch Jewish woman who lived, and perished,

during the Holocaust.

Adapted and performed by Susan Stein and directed by acclaimed actor, director and playwright Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, Fiddler on the Roof and Catch-22) this gripping one-woman play is a portrait of Etty’s struggle to declare her humanity in the face of Nazi brutality. "If I should not survive, how I die will show me who I really am," Etty states.

            The production, for adults and high school students, is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to 502-458-4739. Visit www.ettyplay.org for more information.

Temple exterior 2014 smallThank 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  

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Other Special Events...


Will take place this month on Friday January 20th, beginning at 6:30 pm and will feature Benji Berlow.



Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm

a one woman play featuring Susan Stein, directed by Austin Pendeltonbased on the diaries and letters of Esther "ETTY" Hillesum  FREE and open to the public.  RSVP to 458-4739



A camp representative will be at Temple Shalom on Sunday, January 29th at 4:30 PM

MEN OF TEMPLE SHALOM Sunday, February 12, 10:00 am Jerry Abramson (Deputy Assistant to President Obama and former Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Pres. Obama) Jerry will offer his take on the current and future political climate and plans for the future



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Next event will be on Sunday, February 5th. Watch this space.



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UofL Lady Cards vs N. Carolina



Wine Tasting at Westport Whiskey & Wine Tasting Room, 1115 Herr Lane, # 140, Louisville, KY 40222 on Sunday, February 19th at 1:15 p.m.




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TODAH RABAH To Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner for a wonderful and meaningful torah discussion during our Shabbat luncheon on January 14. We also thank our 40th anniversary and our past "Dinner Service" caterer Alison Mann for the magnificent and delicious luncheon she hosted and prepared for us. These two ladies made it a very special Shabbat.


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Debbie Singer, z''l.  Our condolences go out to Debbie's children, Patti and David (Lynn) and to Debbie's sister Shari Baker (Marty), and her many nieces and nephews.

May the members of the Singer, Baker and Frey families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Van Montague, z''l, father of Becky Eagle (partner of Mark Jorrisch).  Van was 94 at his passing in Nashville.

May Becky and her family be comforted by the presence of loving family and friends, and may Van's memory always be for a blessing.

Lynn Goldstein, z’’’l, mother of Amy Shir (Ron), grandmother of Miriam and Gabe

May the members of the Shir and Goldstein families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.



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