Author, Teacher & Holocaust Survivor Fred Gross with him as 3 mo old

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Reading a letter from 8th grade student

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Confirmation/Shavuot 5/26/17

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Shabbat Under the Stars (Almost) 5/19/17

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 Rabbi Gary Zola (HUC-JIR) 5/15/17

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No Shush Shabbat 5/12/17

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Celebration of mothers 51217

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Mens Club at Bellewood 5-7-17

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James Todd CG Retirement 5/5/17J. Todd reminisces


Yom Hashoah Commemoration 4-21-17

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Senior Lunch Bunch 4-19-17 @ Olive Garden

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Adult Ed with Atty Sheldon Gilman

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'Love From Louisville'  Temple Shalom's Contribution for Refugees in Greece

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Senior Lunch Bunch 3/15/17 at Bravo

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Standing Together Rally at the J 3/12/17

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Purim 3/12/17

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Former UofL Basketball Star Speaks to Men's Club 3/5/17

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New Display Frames for Old Torah Mantles

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HooShir (IU Bloomington) at Shabbat Service 2/17/2017

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Senior Lunch Bunch 2/15/2017 at Macaroni Grill

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Jerry Abramson speaks to Men's Club & Friends about his time in Washington as part of the Obama Administration

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 Tu B'Shvat Seder setup

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Circle of Love from Muslim Americans for Compassion 2/3/2017

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Etty Play 1/28/17

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Coffee & Knitting (soon Crafts & Coffee) 1/19/2017

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Senior Lunch Bunch 1/18/2017

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P.A.R.T.Y. Bowlers 1/16/2017

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Adult Ed Rabbi Jacowitz Chottiner 1/12/17

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Men's Club Mark Lamkin 1/8/17

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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 ( became only our second full time rabbi and Rabbi Stanley Miles ( 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...


Friday at 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Weekly Torah service on Saturday at 10:30 am.


TORAH LUNCH Tuesday, June 13, 12:00


MEN’S CLUB: Annual BBQ  Sunday June 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Clubhouse at The Harbor at Harrods Creek. There will be FREE food and beverages.


BOOK CLUB:  meets Thursday June 15th at 7:15 pm at Barnes & Noble, Hurstbourne Parkway.

WOMEN OF TEMPLE SHALOM (WOTS)YARD SALE. Mark your calendar for Friday July 21st, and Sunday July 23rd.   Drop-off dates: Sunday July 9thand Sunday July 16th from 10:00 am to noon.






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Fred Gross Tells About Escaping the Holocaust

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Congratulations to:        


Mazel Tov to the new WOTS officers:
Sandy Flaksman, President
Jerri Mobley, President-Elect
Frances Balf and Joan Epstein, Co-Vice-Presidents, Membership
Cynthia Canada, Vice-President, Tikkun Olam
Mickie Simon, Treasurer
Ellen Gray, Recording Secretary
Theresa Todd, Corresponding Secretary
Kathy Karr, Caroline Rosenthal, Laurie Sflakes, Members-at-Large
Susan Glazer, Immediate Past President


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