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.
Temple Shalom has an ongoing project of collecting canned and dried foods which are donated throughout the year to the Acadiana FoodNet.
Temple Shalom Confirmation Classes are held as a regular part of ongoing Jewish education and commitment. (See Confirmation under Study.) All high school students are invited to participate in NFTY-SO (North American Federation of Temple Youth – Southern Region) programs.
Temple Shalom Confirmation Requirements HISTORY Early Reform Judaism created the ceremony of confirmation for the more mature middle teen years in order to provide young people an opportunity to “confirm” their faith as Jews and to assume a rightful role in the Jewish Community. Just as the Jewish people at Sinai spoke their acceptance of Judaism, so […]