With a Jewish population of around 8,500, Louisville’s Jewish community boasts many active participants and a wide range of organizations, programs and services. It also has a rich history.
The largest organization is the Jewish Community of Louisville. It includes the Jewish Federation of Louisville, the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, the Jewish Foundation of Louisville, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Hillel and Community, Louisville’s Jewish newspaper.
The JCC has a wide variety of programs from health and wellness and cultural arts, including CenterStage, to BBYO and other teen programs, summer and winter camps and a preschool. The Federation provides the community infrastructure – raising money to support Jewish community agencies, programs and services, offering leadership development opportunities and keeping the community connected to Israel through Partnership 2Gether and missions.
The Jewish Community Center of Louisville is constructing a new facility that will replace their existing 65-year-old building.
Calhoun Construction performed the pre-construction budgeting and is serving as the General Contractor for the project. The building includes 108,000 sqft over two stories and includes an Early Learning Center / daycare, administration offices, auditorium, café, indoor recreation and lap pools, fitness center, and two indoor basketball courts with overhead walking track. The structure is a mix of structural precast and steel and has brick, architectural precast, and metal and phenolic wall panel facades. Exterior improvements include new parking lots and sidewalks, underground utilities, detention basin, and outdoor playground. Calhoun will also be widening the intersection of Cannons Lane and Dutchmans Lane once the existing facility is demolished. Construction commenced in August 2020 and the new facility will be completed in March 2022.