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.
“חזק חזק ונתחזק” “Be strong and let us strengthen one another” Next week, together we will read and study the final portion of the book of Exodus. The Tabernacle, God’s holy dwelling-place, will have been completed, and our people’s story will continue with the laws and regulations stipulated in the book of Leviticus. Just as […]
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 […]