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    AVODAH: An egalitarian atmosphere for religious expression, respecting every member’s spiritual journey
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    TORAH: To deepen our members’ understanding of Jewish text and tradition
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    TZEDEK: We pursue social justice, striving toward tikkun olam through deeds of righteousness and loving-kindness
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    KEHILAH: To be a warm, welcoming, inclusive and responsive community, offering comfort, joy, friendship and support

Welcome to Temple Adath Israel

Sanctuary WindowYour Jewish home in Lexington, Kentucky

Temple Adath Israel began as a family venture, 110 years ago. New immigrants and settled Jews brought their families together to form this holy community. Our family has grown and diversified, but we are still family. We celebrate with each other and cry with each other. Our leadership is culled from people who have been here for generations and from people relatively new to the community. Our affiliate groups ensure that every member of our family has a relevant place to flourish in our community.

Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 20

    Meditation Group

    Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Sun 20

    Rabbi’s Sukkot Open House

    Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Wed 23


    Juliets is a social group for
    Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sun 27

    Sofer Yerman Visit

    Oct 27 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
For a complete listing of the 2019 High Holidays schedule at TAI, click here.
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Top Nosh Cooking and Baking Contest
Cooking (Main/side dish) 16 and younger
Baking (Dessert) 16 and younger
Cooking (Main/side dish) 17-54
Baking (Dessert) 17-54
Cooking (Main/side dish) 55 and older
Baking (Dessert) 55 and older
Anyone may enter. All contestants MUST register by October 30. Entries must be vegetarian and include a short description of how this dish relates to your Jewish story (childhood, recipe passed down by generation, Bubbe’s recipe). A list of ingredients must also be included. Dishes must be turned in by 2 p.m. on November 3 for judging. Prizes awarded at the conclusion of Top Nosh. Contact to enter.
Women First
Part and parcel of attending public schools in the 1970s and ’80s in this country was being socially indoctrinated with viewings of “Free to Be You and Me.” Among the vignettes advocating an end to gender roles telling us who we could be, what we could do and how we could express our feelings was a cautionary tale called “Ladies First.” Spoiler alert: It didn’t end well for the individual demanding “ladies first.” Inspired by this feminist upbringing and resurgence of women’s activism in the wake of #MeToo, we are following up on an initiative and inviting the women of our congregation to give a Torah commentary or sermon once a month. We are calling it “Women First” as a tip of the hat to “Free to Be You and Me” because the ordinal number conveys it’s a top priority and because these talks will be given on the first Sabbath of the month.
Diana Clewett will provide Torah commentary on November 1. To view the complete list of scheduled speakers, click here.

The most recent TAI Bulletin is posted below. Bulletin archives can be found under the “About Us” tab at the top of the page.

Mid September -October 2019 Bulletin


Special Edition Bulletin: From Turnov to TAI

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Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our temple.

Social Action

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the temple’s youth to create lasting friendships.