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.
The immensely tragic events of this past weekend at Eitz Hayim Synagogue in Pittsburgh have pierced the hearts of our wider Jewish community and the American public at large. Once again, we have witnessed the vicious and unspeakable desecration of a holy space—a space for worship, for study, and for community. Only this time, the […]
Standing together as a sign of strength against hate and antisemitism, Temple Shalom has organized a community-wide service to honor those who were affected by this senseless act and to stand together with the Acadiana community of all faiths affirming the participants’ unique identities and faiths. Temple Shalom is joining the national movement #ShowupforShabbat as […]
A special custom of this holiday of Sukkot is the chanting of the Book of Ecclesiastes. Known as one of the Five Megillot, the five scrolls chanted during major holidays and festivals, one of the central themes of this text is the transience of material existence. This is also a central theme of Sukkot, which […]