xt79w08wdh6m https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt79w08wdh6m/data/mets.xml Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass Kentucky Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass 1978-05-15 Newsletter of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass, previously named the Central Kentucky Jewish Association and Central Kentucky Jewish Federation. The Federation seeks to bring Jewish community members together through holiday parties, lectures, Yiddish courses, meals, and other celebrations of Jewish heritage and culture. They also host fundraisers and provide financial assistance for Jews in need, both locally and around the world. newsletters  English Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass records Jews -- Kentucky -- Lexington Jews -- History Central Kentucky Jewish Association newsletter, May 15, 1978, volume 1 issue 5 text Central Kentucky Jewish Association newsletter, May 15, 1978, volume 1 issue 5 1978 1978-05-15 2020 true xt79w08wdh6m section xt79w08wdh6m C enttal Kentucky
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Charles Corodetslty, President



MAY I5, I978



in a time far n the future, :1 . existed the small
Hoxelites numbered only severa’ ‘ Husait a minority in
.Irtue of their culture tradition ; ‘I'on, and historical identity.
Throughout their world other communi - of their neople. Some were
the rights accorded to other and in some ca Ses under

doxelites : s i ' and were treated essentially
land. with their ..' 'onal cultural values of
~"hey had prospered greatly. ' held important 0 sitions
and government; they had achieved significant material
'n the moral and spiritual leatleIship of their land.
'Lenance of their identity, culture, religion, and tradition could
xnenditure of effort, time, and money. There were some who worked
! .-: funds for others of their peonle not as fortunate a: they, to
sunnor ;—.> s2= with both mOney and effort which could help establish a vital cohesive
c0mmun':y we, '«intain their cultural and religious values. But many were unwilling
‘o inc' “0 i“: in their priorities. They spent all their time and effort in recreational,
social “n' s.’ "ional pursuits. Their committments were more toward seeking their
own we si.f ‘ ures, with little time or money left for helping to enrich, preserve,
and pernetuate tneir valuable heritage and traditions.
7nd ’m, 5: snite of the efforts of the fEVJ, the firrglites were gradually assimilated
into the wGleH of their land. Their religious, cultLru’ nd educational institutions
and nrflflrr“- failed for lack of sarticipation and finaci‘v; support; their children
were no ‘wwuer taught the tradition and religion of thnir narents; and finally they
tWtally lwét their identity as a unique DEODle. With u. : < support of their freer and
wealthier brethren. other communities of their people were also assimilated or conquered.
-wd thun thi: strOIg energetic, and vital peOple disappeared. The sociologists

of future ‘FHWrIthn9 would wonder how such a peonle, with a culture, heritage, and
religion or such strength and beauty, could have allowed their priorities to become so
twi ed Wfld their committment so weakened. ‘

Charles W. Gorodetzky
President, CKJA



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