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.
New Beginnings and New Stories We recently entered into the Book of Exodus in our yearly Torah reading cycle. With the beginning of this book, we experience the beginning of a new chapter in the larger story of our people. Within a few verses, the cast of characters familiar to us from Genesis give […]
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 […]