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VOLUME XVI ISSUE 5

JUNE/JULY 2017

SIVAN/TAMUZ/AV 5777 

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

Around the Community (Bottom of this page)

Ask A Rabbi By Rabbi Sharon Cohen

Ask JFS By Mimi Kaufman

Campaign News By Tamara Ohayon

Chabad of the Bluegrass By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

Classic Movies at the Kentucky Theatre By Reva Schottenstein

Hadassah News By Dianne Bazell

Havurah News By Judy Goldsmith

Israel21C First-ever construction-tech hub opens in Israel

JFS: At Your Service  By Mimi Kaufman

Ohavay Zion Synagogue News

President's Message By Evalyn Block

Temple Adath Israel News

UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Jun

26 to 30 JUN

Camp Shalom Session 2 2017

Contact the office for more information, or see event description.

Jul

02

YBJ Yoga with Jews

Mirror Twin Brewing Company 725 National Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502

Jul

07

YBJ Shabbat

326 Woodland Ave. Apt. 6
Lexington, KY 40508

  • By Tamara Ohayon 

    We are approaching the mid-point of the fiscal and calendar year, and our campaign is slightly behind. Our fundraising committee and Board will be reaching out in the next few months to request your gift to our annual appeal, and we hope you will consider increasing that commitment as needs for our programs and services grow. Your participation in the Federation’s Annual Campaign is crucial to viability as an organization, and our success in funding ne...

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    By Tamara Ohayon 

    We are approaching the mid-point of the fiscal and calendar year, and our campaign is slightly behind. Our fundraising committee and Board will be reaching out in the next few months to request your gift to our annual appeal, and we hope you will consider in...

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    By Tamara Ohayon 

    We are approaching the mid-point of the fiscal and calendar year, and our campaign is slightly behind. Our fundraising committee and Board will be reaching ou...

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    By Tamara Ohayon 

    We are approaching the mid-point of the fiscal and calendar year, and our campaign is sl...

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    By Tamara Ohayon 

    We are approaching the mid-point of the fiscal an...

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  • By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: May 18, 2017 

    Construction Innovation Zone initiative aims to infuse real-estate development and construction with Israeli-style startup innovation. 

    The Israeli launch of the world’s first construction-tech hub aims to provide construction companies and real-estate developers everywhere access to disruptive high-tech innovation. 

    Announced on April 27, the Construction Innovation Zone is a u...

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    By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: May 18, 2017 

    Construction Innovation Zone initiative aims to infuse real-estate development and construction with Israeli-style startup innovation. 

    The Israeli launch of the world’s first construction-...

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    By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: May 18, 2017 

    Construction Innovation Zone initiative aims to infuse real-estate development and construction wit...

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    By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: May 18, 2017 

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  • By Reva Schottenstein 

    Summer is a wonderful time of year, full of traditions and special activities. One of my favorite summer traditions is watching classic movies at the Kentucky Theatre. 

    Every summer from the end of May through the end of August, the Kentucky Theatre runs their Summer Classic Movie Series. This collection of 16 films ranges from dramas and film noir to comedies and musicals. As I have mentioned before, I LOVE classic movies. I love revis...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Summer is a wonderful time of year, full of traditions and special activities. One of my favorite summer traditions is watching classic movies at the Kentucky Theatre. 

    Every summer from the end of May through the end of August, the Kentucky Th...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Summer is a wonderful time of year, full of traditions and special activities. One of my favorite summer traditions is watching classic movies at the Ken...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Summer is a wonderful time of year, full of traditions and special activities. One o...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

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  • Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will actually culminate in Federations’ annual General Assembly (GA) October 22-24—which will take place for the first time ever in Tel Aviv — Israel’s hub for culture and innovation. 

    Join Federation peers from around the country to see, firsthand, our system’s work in Israel. Meet the people whose lives we impact every day. Participate in exclusive brie...

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    Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will actually culminate in Federations’ annual General Assembly (GA) October 22-24—which will take place for the first time ever in Tel Aviv — Israel’s hub for culture...

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    Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will actually culminate in Federations’ annual General Assembly (GA) Octo...

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  • By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

     
    Community Class 
    Join in an hour of study and unity with Rabbi Litvin at the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. June 13 at 12.00 p.m. 

     
    Mezuzah 
    Does your home have a Mezuzah? The Torah promises a Mezuzah will protect the home and its inhabitants from danger and harm. Call Chabad to get yours! 

     
    Practical Parsha 
    This weekly series gives you a concrete lesson from the Torah portion. Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 ...

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    By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

     
    Community Class 
    Join in an hour of study and unity with Rabbi Litvin at the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. June 13 at 12.00 p.m. 

     
    Mezuzah 
    Does your home have a Mezuzah? The Torah promises a Mezuzah will protect the home and i...

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    By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

     
    Community Class 
    Join in an hour of study and unity with Rabbi Litvin at the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass. June 13 at 12.00 p.m. 

     
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    By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

     
    Community Class 
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  • By Judy Goldsmith 

    I recently read David Gregory’s New York Times book review of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. The book is a memoir of a year of trying to learn about Judaism by observing every holiday in the calendar. 

    I grew up as part of a Reform congregation, with parents who joined because I asked to go to Sunday school. (I have no memory of what motivated that. Perhaps I wanted to know what it meant to be Jewis...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    I recently read David Gregory’s New York Times book review of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. The book is a memoir of a year of trying to learn about Judaism by observing every holiday in the calendar. 

    I ...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    I recently read David Gregory’s New York Times book review of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. The book is a memoi...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    I recently read David Gregory’s New York Times book review of Abigail Pogrebin’s...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    I recently read David Gregory’s New York Time...

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  • By Dianne Bazell 

    This year, we begin the month of June with the holiday of Shavuot, a celebration both of Moses receiving the Torah and of the traditional wheat harvest. We women of Hadassah may be prompted at this time to contemplate gathering in what is life-sustaining and also attending to what remains at the edges of the field. 

    Certainly, we’re gathering in new members, those already in the community and those moving to Lexington, who contact us to join o...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    This year, we begin the month of June with the holiday of Shavuot, a celebration both of Moses receiving the Torah and of the traditional wheat harvest. We women of Hadassah may be prompted at this time to contemplate gathering in what is life-sustaining an...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    This year, we begin the month of June with the holiday of Shavuot, a celebration both of Moses receiving the Torah and of the traditional wheat harvest. We wo...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    This year, we begin the month of June with the holiday of Shavuot, a celebration both of...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    This year, we begin the month of June with the h...

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  • WELCOME 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the framework of Conservative Judaism, we explore our Jewish identities and form a community. We celebrate our diversity and welcome newcomers. Please join us! 

     

    KIDS’ SHABBAT 

    Kids Shabbat is our monthly Shabbat Service for younger children. We light candles, drink grape juice, eat pizza, sit together on beautiful carpets, sing songs, and ...

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    WELCOME 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the framework of Conservative Judaism, we explore our Jewish identities and form a community. We celebrate our diversity and welcome newcomers. Please join us! 

     

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    WELCOME 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the framework of Conservative Judaism, we explore our Jewish identities and f...

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    WELCOME 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the fra...

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  • WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, and Faith. Our mission is to inspire Jews, to ensure a vibrant Jewish present and future by nurturing a multi-generational love for our tradition. Our "Community Center" approach to Judaism gives families a host of unique ways in which to love living relevant, soulful and experiential Jewish lives.  Please call the Temple Administrator for more information if y...

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    WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, and Faith. Our mission is to inspire Jews, to ensure a vibrant Jewish present and future by nurturing a multi-generational love for our tradition. Our "Community Cen...

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    WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, and Faith. Our mission is to inspire Jews, to ensure a vibrant Je...

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    WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, ...

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--- AROUND THE COMMUNITY ---

Please note: Information for Around the Community comes to us from a variety of individuals and Jewish institutions. It's a pretty haphazard arrangement; except for b'nai mitzvah, we do not have the resources or staff to collect information or research each item. If you would like to see an event or life passage in your family acknowledged here, please be sure we get the full and correct information as you would like to see it printed. Send notices to shalom@jewishlexington.org. Remember, we welcome photos too!


ATTENTION PROUD GRAND-PARENTS, PARENTS, & STUDENTS

We want to publish any original writing produced by our community's elementary- and high-school-age children. If you're proud of something written by one of our kids, either fiction or non-fiction, please email it to shalom@jewishlexington.org.


B’NAI MITZVAH ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Want to see your upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Shalom?  Please email Barbara Goldman (shalom@jewishlexington.org) the following information: student’s name, when and where the event is being held, mitzvah project, names of parents and grandparents, and a photo.

Make a Donation to JFB in Someone's Honor or Memory

Make a donation to the Jewish Federation in honor or memory of someone, or in celebration of a special occasion, and help JFB nurture the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning) within our Jewish community at home and abroad.

 

Send us your special contributions with a note specifying its intent. Also, let us know if you would like your contribution published in this box in Shalom. You may also make your special contribution online here.

 

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You may contribute online using this form, or mail a check to JFB, 1050 Chinoe Rd Ste 112, Lexington, KY 40502. Please make checks payable to JFB and write "Shalom" on the memo line. 

 

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Thank you to our generous donors!

Mazel Tov 

The family of Ben Belin on his bar mitzvah: parents Bruce and Rachel, sister Sarah, and grandparents Robert and Jo. 

Professor of History Francie Chassen-Lopez on her honorary doctorate from the University of Athens (Greece).

 

Condolences: 

The family of Stephen Schultz, father of Laura (Trevor) Creamer and grandfather of Maya, Julia and Jonah Creamer. 

The family of Leonard Lipton, father of Glenn (Sarah) Lipton, grandfather of Emmett and Ezra Lipton. 

Jacquelyn Johnson on the death of her brother Arvid “Red” Johnson. 

The Family of Marian Jonas.

Shalom News

 

SHALOM EDITORIAL BOARD

Barbara Goldman, Editor-in-Chief

Hanna Smith, Chairperson

Susan Cobin

Betty Nigoff

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dianne Bazell

​Evalyn Block

Rabbi Sharon Cohen

Judy Goldsmith

Mimi Kaufman

Abigail Klein Leichman

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

​Tamara Ohayon

Reva Schottenstein

SHALOM is published 10 times per year.

JUNE/JULY 2017, VOLUME XVI, ISSUE 5

 

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