Back in the Day with the YMHA

Photo courtesy of Old Louisville
Today’s blog written by Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator

Mr. Harold Levy, a fascinating member of our community, has many interesting stories and memories.  Mr. Levy stopped by recently to share with me a bulletin he had saved from the Young Men’s Hebrew Association from 1947!  Once located at 729 South Second Street in Louisville, the Y.M.H.A. enjoyed a very active membership of young Jewish men who contributed their many talents and gifts to the Louisville community.

The bulletin says Y.M.H.A. had an orchestra, outdoor day camps, (Camp Tall Trees at Otter Creek, and Camp Riccaree at the Y), a youth panel, a softball league, and hosted many Jewish events for holidays and throughout the year.

Reading the bulletin is like reading a Louisville “who’s who” of influential Jewish men (and some women).  Those whose names were mentioned in the bulletin would go on to become some of the movers and shakers of our community!

If you’re interested in having a copy of the bulletin to see if you or someone you know is mentioned, please call Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator at Jewish Family & Career Services at (502) 452-6341.

Many thanks to Mr. Harold Levy for sharing this blast from the past!


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