Name: Temple Shalom
Address: 603 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70501
Denominational affiliation: Reform
Member units (households): 0-100
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 30-40 people
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 1 hour
Shabbat dress code: Business casual
Daily services? No.
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Our building is almost 130 years old.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Twice a month, we have a potluck dinner, before services, followed by an Oneg Shabbat after services. The other two Fridays, we go out to dinner, after a lay-led service.
Language of service: Mostly English, some Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: There is a brief service as part of the religious school.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: We have a ramp at our back door.
Are services streamed online? No.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 60%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Yes.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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