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.
While studying at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, I attended a session whose focus was the gradually increasing rate at which religious themes have been incorporated into Israeli popular music. One of the many songs we discussed came from a band called Habrera Hativit, or “The Natural Choice,” which was one of the first Israeli rock bands to incorporate musical elements and […]
Find a Grave is a website that is very useful for finding graves or memorials about our deceased loved ones. Menachem Aveilim, our Jewish cemetery in Lafayette, is one of the many cemeteries included. Click here to see the Menachim Avelim information on Find a Grave. You can then either scroll through the information or search for an individual. When […]