WHO WE ARE
Rabbi Shlomo and Shoshi Litvin are the driving force behind Chabad of the Bluegrass.
Rabbi Litvin is a Kentucky native, born and raised in Louisville. After studying in Pittsburgh, New York and Montreal, he then turned to Israel, where he received Rabbinical Ordination in Tzfas. Following his graduation, Rabbi Litvin played a leading role in establishing Kosher centers, running youth activities and leading synagogues in various communities across the United states, Israel and in Melbourne Australia.
Shoshi originates from Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Beth Rivkah Schools, Shoshi studied religion and education at Beis Chaya Mushka Seminary in Tzfas, Israel and at Curtin University in Australia. Upon her return to New York, Shoshi worked for the Department of Education, assisting special needs students in their schooling, and worked as a coordinator and leader for Friendship Circle. Shoshi also taught in New Orleans, Tarzana, and Melbourne.
WHAT WE DO
Chabad of the Bluegrass is a Jewish organization providing social, educational, recreational, and spiritual programming for students and community members in the greater UK/Lexington area.
Motivated by The Rebbe’s profound love for every Jew and spurred by his boundless optimism and self-sacrifice, Chabad provides a family-centered "home away from home" where all Jews are welcome. It is an oasis where students can socialize in a comfortable, family-style setting, with friends, food and discussion.
As the local institution of Chabad Lubavitch, the largest Jewish organization in the world, Chabad of the Bluegrass works to be a resource for Jewish life-cycle events, and a beacon of tradition to the local community.
Programs include: classes on Judaism for all ages, The UK Jewish Student Center, monthly women’s events, Shabbat meals, one-on-one learning sessions, holiday programing, weekly Torah study, social action projects, supporting the disenfranchised in our communities, promoting health awareness activities, and offering volunteer opportunities.