Weekly Update February 8, 2016

Good turnout and even better Jewish learning going on yesterday: from acrostic poems using their names and the word Judaism, to an up-to-the-minute discussion of the Women of the Wall movement in Israel and the historic/groundbreaking/game-changing creation of an egalitarian worship space at the Western Wall.

We’ve got some exciting programming coming up in the next month: in two weeks, on February 21st, we’ll be watching the film, Rock the Red Zone, that’s part of the 18th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival. Pick up and drop off will be at Village 8 theaters on Dupont Circle and Dutchmans Lane. Students need to be dropped off no later than 11:15 so that we have time to get settled, grab our popcorn, and enjoy the movie which will start promptly at 11:30. Don’t worry—I’ll remind everyone next week! I will need a headcount for the theatre, so please let me know by the end of the week if your child will be absent on February 21st.

On March 6th we’ll be co-sponsoring a special program for teens and their parents by Scott Fried, an award-winning, international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator, and author whose story was the inspiration for the musical, Rent. Scott will speak to parents at 10 am at Anshei Sfard and then to our students at 11:30 at JFCS. We’re grateful to JHFE and Keneseth Israel Congregation for bringing Scott to Louisville.