“The J” is shorthand for Louisville’s Jewish Community Center, founded in 1890 and open to the entire Louisville community. On Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m., The J’s Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE) Department is teaming up with representatives of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for a Restaurant Night at Monnik Beer Company

Attendees will join JOFEE Director Alayna Altman, Bernheim’s Director of Conservation Andrew Berry, and Manager of Communications and Marketing Amy Landon to learn about Bernheim Forest’s history and future, with topical emphasis on support and involvement with Bernheim during the current pipeline project issue.

Jewish Community Center members pay $25 for this program and non-members pay $30. The price includes dinner and one of Monnik’s craft beers. An information release provided an overview of JOFEE’s many food- and community-related activities.

JOFEE oversees The J’s educational garden, which provides produce for the JFCS food pantry and its senior adult lunch and preschool. JOFEE also supports the Gendler Grapevine Fresh Stop Market, a sliding-scale local produce market that makes fresh vegetables accessible for everybody regardless of income or resources. Sustainability initiatives – composting, recycling, and carbon footprint reduction at The J and educational opportunities also are among its projects.