xt7k3j393c11 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7k3j393c11/data/mets.xml Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass Kentucky Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass 1983-11 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, November 1983, volume 7 number 8 text Central Kentucky Jewish Association newsletter, November 1983, volume 7 number 8 1983 1983-11 2020 true xt7k3j393c11 section xt7k3j393c11 CKBEXJA

Central Kentucky

Jewish Association
November 1983 no. 8

‘ Jewish Book Month
October 30-November 30,1983



on Jewish Book Month

"People of the book" ... one of the most commonly used phrases

to describe the Jewish people. It is still an apt characterization.

Not only do we set aside a month to emphasize our devotion to
the books which have made us what we are; but we showcase, feature,
and enthusiastically discuss new publications as they appear.

Literature of all kinds, from biblical to modern provides a
base upon which we build our ethical standards, and from which we
develop a world View. We also use Jewish writings to reflect on
and formulate our attitudes and behavior.

We are enclosing a copy of the second annual Combined Jewish

Book Catalog published by the Association of Jewish Book Publishers.

Read it, share it with others, order from it, encourage your
librarian to do the same.

We are also including a "gift" for every Central Kentucky
household — a bookmark from the Jewish Book Council, a division of
the Jewish Welfare Board. The bookmark, too, offers a select list
for "Jewish" reading. Read these books; give them as gifts.
Hanukkah is early this year ... what could be more appropriate?


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A major portion of the services provided by most Jewish Federated Charities
include social services. CKJA is no exception. The Social Service Committee is

responsible for overseeing the social services delivered under its auspices. The
securing of a community worker has contributed significantly to the ability to
deliver these services.

An effort has been made to compile a list
of the Jewish elderly who may be in need of
services. A visitation program for residents of
nursing homes or those elderly who live alone is
being planned. The possibility of securing trans—
portation is now being explored. Many of our
elderly citizens do not have access to transporta—
tion and hence become very limited in their ability
to participate in community activities, especially
at night. This problem only increases their
lonliness and isolation. Through a contract with
the Jewish Hebrew Home-Four Courts in Louisville, beds have been made available
to residents of Central Kentucky in need of a nursing home placement.

Plans are being made to coordinate a Family Life Education

program with other interested groups within our community. The /Q§§
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