Temple Shalom offers a Reform Jewish community with opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, lifelong learning, and social interaction. We are a diverse community, rooted in tradition, yet moving towards the future. As such, we welcome young and old members of Acadiana who practice Judaism, seek to explore Judaism, and/or are interfaith families seeking to honor and support the Jewish elements of their family identity. We wish to inspire individuals to strengthen their identities as part of Am Yisrael (the Jewish People) and to participate actively in our Jewish community.
Only a week ago, I made the four-hour drive down to Nashville to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Luckily, my sister’s family from West Virginia made the drive as well, and I was able to spend some time with my nieces—always a highlight of the holiday season for me. After returning to Cincinnati, I got […]
From Exclusion to Violence: The Lessons of Kristallnacht Eighty Years Later A Public Lecture by Richard E. Frankel Associate Professor of Modern German History University of Louisiana at Lafayette Join the congregation of Temple Shalom at 6:00 pm on November 7, 2018 as it marks the 80th anniversary of one of the most important events […]
The immensely tragic events of this past weekend at Eitz Hayim Synagogue in Pittsburgh have pierced the hearts of our wider Jewish community and the American public at large. Once again, we have witnessed the vicious and unspeakable desecration of a holy space—a space for worship, for study, and for community. Only this time, the […]