• We're supporting friends and neighbors throughout our local community.

  • We're sustaining Jewish communities worldwide, and offering support to all in times of crisis.

  • We're nurturing and strengthening Jewish identity here at home, from youth to seniors.

Welcome to our Lexington Jewish community

We are proud to call the Bluegrass region of Kentucky home. Our warm and vibrant Jewish community may be relatively small, but it is mighty.

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Our staff, board, volunteers, and the wonderful folks we connect with every day. Discover how together we are making a tremendous difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters here at home and around the world.

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Learn about all the great things happening in and around our Jewish community. Find out where to shop for kosher food, what time services are happening, and the next great event or educational opportunity.

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How will you make a meaningful connection with Jewish Federation and our Jewish community? Donate, volunteer, attend an event, or just connect with us online. We hope you will find a fulfilling way get involved.

Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass

Statement on the Massacre in Charleston, South Carolina

 
The Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass joins with the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in issuing the following statement:
 
The massacre on June 17 of nine precious souls in Charleston, South Carolina leaves us both devastated and horrified that such a heinous and hateful crime should be committed in a house of worship while parishioners studied Biblical text. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the congregants of the Emanuel AME Church and especially to the families and friends of those who were murdered in this brutal and evil attack. We offer all of them our deepest sympathies and condolences. Their pain and loss is unimaginable.
 
This act of domestic terrorism specifically targeted members of the African American community. Unfortunately hatred has no racial, religious or ethnic boundaries when it comes to violence in our society. All of us, peoples of faith and goodwill, who respect equality and justice, must work to prevent such heinous acts from occurring in the future. It is our collective responsibility not only to condemn this violence, but to do all we can to ensure it does not happen again.
 
Michael Grossman, President
Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass
 
Laurence H. Kant and Ken Slepyan, Co-Chairs
Community Relations Committee,
Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass
 
Judy Wortman, Executive Director
Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass

UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Aug

11

Chabad of KY Lunch and Learn

JFB Office 1050 Chinoe Rd Suite 112
Lexington, KY 40502

Aug

21 to 23 AUG

Camp Shalom Family Camp

Camp Livingston Nell Lee Road
Bennington, IN