• 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.


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.


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.


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.

The Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass deplores the Citizen Kentucky Project's recent hosting of a neo-Nazi as a keynote speaker during the University of Kentucky's Constitution Week celebrations. His views of hatred were well-known and easy to research.  Highlighting a purveyor of hate speech to a group of high-school students is a misguided representation of the First Amendment and is contrary to the ideals of civil discourse in a university and democracy. We also are concerned that choosing to feature a racist, xenophobic, and Jew-hating extremist fosters an unsafe learning environment for students and faculty.  We abhor the hate and degradation of any people as counter to our nation's pledge to freedom and justice for all.