About Our Congregation
We were founded in 1976, and have occupied our current building since August 1989.
Temple Shalom in Louisville, KY, is a mishpacha (an extended Jewish family) operating a liberal synagogue. We were founded in 1976, and have occupied our current building since August 1989.
Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner serves our congregation, having joined us in 2016. The congregation has about 115 families, including singles, couples, families with children, and seniors. We are always ready to welcome visitors, guests and those who would like to become members.
Temple Shalom prides itself on the active participation of many of our members. A number of our founders and others did carpentry work for our current building, as well as painted, and did woodworking for many items in the sanctuary.
When something needs to be done in the office, around the building or on the grounds, members step up to help. Painting, replacing cabinets, hanging whiteboards in classrooms, or building a new storage building always brings out willing volunteers to get the work done in a timely manner. Twice a year we have “mitzvah days,” where many members gather to spruce up the grounds.
Our members often participate in city-wide mission trips to Israel and support Temple Shalom’s activities wherever they might occur.