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.
Lifecycle events are scheduled with the Board of Directors and the rabbi.
We normally have Friday night services every week. When the rabbi is leading services: 6:30 PM Shabbat pot-luck dinner 7:30 PM services, followed by oneg Lay-led “Daven and Dine” services are held at 6:30 PM when the rabbi is not available. Visitors are always welcome.
Student Rabbi: Shirah Kraus Officers and Board of Directors: Sam Masur, President Nick Barber, Administrative Vice President Joe Katz, Religious Vice President Gail Johnson, Treasurer Zack Stein, Secretary Fay Bowen, Immediate Past President Elise Bouchner Steven Feist Barbara Lirtzman John Levin Zach Brevis