Yearly Archives: 2019


HSJS Update


We sang together, explored L’cha Dodi within the framework of Kabbalah, enjoyed a review of the Jewish League in preparation for new material next week, and discussed how Jews are portrayed in popular culture, among other engaging topics—we’ve always got lots of meaningful Jewish learning going on!We’ll be together again next week at our regular […]

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Update 11/10/19


We were privileged to learn and be inspired by Roots founders and representatives, Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad, as they shared their vision of creating a culture of nonviolence, understanding, and transformation for Israelis and Palestinians despite the persistent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  We’ll see you next week at our regular time, 5-7:30 pm, at […]

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Session 1 Update


We had a terrific, high energy opening day of HSJS 2019-2020/5780 yesterday! I so appreciate everyone’s commitment and dedication to our program and your willingness to try something new.  Yesterday we enjoyed a meal together, sang and prayed, got a taste of the variety of electives that may be offered, and had some dedicated, shared […]

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Opening Day!


The day we’ve all been waiting for, Opening Day 5780, has finally arrived.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, September 8, at 5 pm at The Temple, our meeting spot this first semester.  I’m attaching our calendar for the year and here’s all the important info you need to be ready to launch […]

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Registration Reminder


I hope everyone enjoyed a fun, festive, safe 4th of July. Please take a moment to register your high schooler for our engaging, meaningful, ruach-filled 19-20 school year—it’s as simple as apple pie when you click right here:  http://www.louisvillehsjs.org/register/.Quick reminder:  if your high schooler is going to be working as one of our assistants or […]

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2019-2020 Update!


Mazal tov on another great year of Jewish education, community-building, and engagement for our students and their families!    Since the end of our school year, a task force including our clergy, faculty, and representatives from our Board and parents have been hard at work reviewing all of the great things that make our school such […]

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Weekly update 3-24-19


We enjoyed a festive final day of the 2018-2019 school year today. Our awesome faculty wrapped up their lesson plans and we feasted on Shiraz for lunch!   Here’s a look back at our year by the numbers:  22 weeks of classes + 1 snow day + 1 Louisville Jewish Film Festival film, A Bag […]

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Weekly update 3-17-19


We had a great day today with an almost full house! Our Jewish Feminists continued watching and discussing the film, Yentl, and our Scattered Fragments students continued digging further into biblical archeology (pun completed intended). Next week we wrap up our year with each class closing out the semester and our traditional celebratory Shiraz lunch. Many […]

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Weekly update 3-10-19


We’re at T-2 sessions to go, which is hard to believe. Let’s all make every effort to end the year on a high note with as close to perfect attendance as we can get.  There’s still a lot of engaging learning in store for our students this month! If you do know that your child […]

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Weekly update 3-3-19


Just another typical, engaging, meaningful day of learning at HSJS today—we’ve only got 3 more sessions for this school year so let’s make each one count! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour next Saturday night (if you still have clocks that you have to set manually ;-)) and have a great week!

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