Welcome to Temple Adath Israel
Your 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.

Erev Shabbat services each Friday at 7 p.m.

**Out of an abundance of caution and care for all our members, services are being held remotely until further notice. **

Join services on Friday night at 7 p.m via Zoom

Learn more about Shabbat services online.

Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation linked to a tradition of welcoming those searching for a community committed to honoring the dignity we all share as children of the one God by embracing these enduring Jewish values:

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    AVODAH (Worship)
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    TALMUD TORAH (Torah Study)
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    TZEDEK (Social Justice)
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    KEHILAH (Community)

Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 09

    Israel Lecture and Travel Series

    LectureFulfilling the Dream:Living in a Fascinating
    May 09 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Mon 10
  3. Thu 13

    Executive Committee Meeting

    May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Fri 14

    Outdoor Family Shabbat Service

    Outdoor service. Pregistration required. https://forms.gle/XqEe7GzP3Aa5brcf7  
    May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Outdoor Family Shabbat
Friday, May 14, at 5:30

Bring the whole family to celebrate Shabbat and this beautiful Spring season. Social distancing and masks are required when attendees are not with their immediate family. Please bring your own Frisbees and cornhole bags if you would like to participate in those activities. Picnic blankets and/or lawn chairs are encouraged. Registration is required and will be closed when we reach our 50 person capacity. Pizza will be available. We can’t wait to see everyone!

TAI Introductory Israel Series
Sundays at 2 p.m. by Zoom
May 9-June 13

Join Temple hosts Pat and David Shraberg and Lowell and Betty Nigoff for a 6-week (zoom) taste of Israel through alternating lectures by Professor Paul Liptz and tours by Israel-based guide Julia Newman. Sessions will include history, archaeology, culture, and the diverse peoples of the holy land.
Complete schedule of tours and lectures can be found here.

Click here to register for Zoom links

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


Our mission is to inspire our congregants’ Jewish engagement and to ensure a vibrant Jewish present and future by nurturing the many generations of our community.


Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs create opportunities for the temple members of all ages to create lasting friendships.