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Support Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom offers a reform Jewish community with opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, lifelong learning and social interaction.  All of the programs and activities of the Temple run on a small budget and are mostly volunteer-driven. Dues alone do not pay for the rabbi or the building or any of the programs or Temple activities that make up our active congregational life.  In kind and cash donations make up the difference and can collectively make a big impact.

In the Jewish tradition, donations to charity are a way that we give thanks to God, ask forgiveness from God, or request a favor from God. Giving “tzedakah” is a righteous act and a Jewish obligation that can be fulfilled in many ways.

If a thriving Jewish community in Acadiana is something that you value, consider supporting Temple Shalom with your donations of any size in memory of a deceased loved one, in celebration of a birthday or anniversary or other simcha, or “just because.” Remember that tzedakah is more about the act of giving than about the amount.

Donations of any amount are accepted; however, many people enjoy giving a donation of  “Chai” or multiples of “Chai” which is the number 18 ($18) in Hebrew. “Chai” means “life.”

In addition, our TREE OF LIFE provides a permanent and visual donation in honor of a happy occasion.  The Tree of Life was donated to Temple Shalom by John Weinstein. Click here to contact Joe Katz to purchase a leaf.

BRONZE Leaf |  $72 (4 TIMES CHAI) 

SILVER   Leaf  |  $108 (6 TIMES CHAI)

GOLD Leaf  | $144 (8 TIMES CHAI)

 

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