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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. Thu 03

    Executive Committee

    Oct 03 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Mon 07

    Board of Trustees

    Oct 07 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Thu 07

    Executive Committee

    Nov 07 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Tue 12

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Religious school begins on Sunday, September 15, at 9:30 a.m.
We will end early on the 15th for a family picnic at 11:30 a.m.
All following weeks, school will end at 12 p.m.

Louis Newman, the Selichot scholar in residence at TAI and OZS on September 20 and 21, is among the country’s leading scholars of Jewish ethics. His book “Repentance: the Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah” gained nationwide recognition and a coveted interview with Krista Tippett on NPR’s “On Being” program, click here to read the transcript. He is the associate vice provost for undergraduate education and director of undergraduate advising and research at Stanford University.

Selichot Schedule of Events

Friday, September 20
7:00 p.m. Services at TAI

Saturday, September 21
9:30 a.m. Services at OZS*
8:00 p.m. Havdallah at TAI
8:15 p.m. Selichot program at TAI with Professor Newman
9:30 p.m. Service at TAI

These are community wide events, open to everyone.

For a complete listing of the 2019 High Holidays schedule at TAI, 
plus links to recommended readings, click here.


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.
Sarah Lowe will provide Torah commentary on September 6.
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.

August-mid September 2019 Bulletin this one

Get Connected

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.