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.
We are almost five months into the Jewish year of 5776. Although we celebrate Rosh Hashanah as the Jewish New Year, our tradition teaches that it is actually the New Year for the whole world. The New Year for the Jewish people is Passover, the holiday that celebrates our emergence as a free people. Our secular New Year […]
Dear Prospective Congregant, As president of Temple Shalom, I invite you to join us as a member. Temple Shalom is a full-service congregation formed in 1869. The property on which Temple Shalom is built was given to the Jewish community of Lafayette by Governor Alexander Mouton in 1889 for the purpose of forming a House […]