The Local Jewish Community
Jewish Cemeteries of Louisville
Louisville is home to 6 Jewish cemeteries. Unlike other communities, each congregation owns and maintains their own cemeteries. For information on specific cemetery costs or policies, please contact the appropriate congregation. Herman Meyer & Son has grave locations on many, but not all of those in the cemetery. We are happy to provide you with whatever information we have in our records. For dates of death, please visit our Genealogy page. From there, you can access the name of every person we have buried and their date of death. The cemetery links listed below will allow you to view each cemetery and how each one is divided into sections.
Adath Jeshurun Cemetery
Anshei Sfard Cemetery
Agudath Achim Cemetery
Keneseth Israel Cemetery
Temple Shalom Section - located in Cave Hill Cemetery
The Temple Cemetery
There are 5 congregations in the Louisville area.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun is an egalitarian Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Rabbi Robert B. Slosberg is the congregation's rabbi and Cantor David A. Lipp has been Hazzan since 1994.
Congregation Anshei Sfard is a full service Orthodox synagogue with Rabbi Avrohom Litvin as their spiritual leader. They are committed to making a traditional Jewish way of life accessible and enjoyable to all. "We see our synagogue as a family - a place where friendships are made, simchas are celebrated, and where we can find refuge from the pressures of modern day life."
Keneseth Israel Congregation is committed to living the teachings and principles of Judaism within a traditional Conservative framework that is inclusive of all members. Keneseth Israel Congregation is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Rabbi Michael Wolk is congregation's Rabbi. Cantor Sharon Hordes is originally from up the river in Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Indiana University, Gratz College and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she was the first graduate of the cantorial program.
Temple Shalom is a caring congregation founded on the principles of Reform Judaism. As a reform congregation, they support the Union for Reform Judaism and the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Stanley R. Miles has been the congregation's only full time rabbi for the past 30 years.
The Temple is a reform congregation. Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, Rabbi Gaylia Rooks and Rabbi David Ariel-Joel are the Senior Rabbis. Rabbi Chester Diamond is Rabbi Emeritus.
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Jewish Community Federation of Louisville, Inc.
Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS)
Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services
Metro United Way
National Council of Jewish Women
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