The mission of Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim shall be to maintain a place of worship for the Reform Jewish Community of Central Louisiana, to further Jewish education, promote Jewish culture and to provide facilities for social interaction. Furthermore, we shall conduct ourselves in accordance with our name which means "acts of loving kindness."
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Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim known locally as "The Jewish Temple" is an historic Jewish synagogue located in Alexandria, Louisiana. Founded in 1859 by Jews from the Alsace region of France, it is one of the oldest congregations in Louisiana and one of the original founding members of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, now known as the Union for Reform Judaism.
Ours is a place of connection, support and sharing. We invite you to pray, sing, to be intellectually and spiritually stimulated. Activities include monthly Temple hosted, congregation birthday & anniversary Shabbat dinners,
visiting lecturers, musical performances and concerts, and meaningful joyous celebrations of Jewish holidays and festivals. Want to volunteer?
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Come spend an evening with us on Shabbat or join us for a special event. We are proud of building a spiritual presence for the Jewish community here in Alexandria, Louisiana serving as a regional synagogue drawing in members from such neighboring communities as: Natchitoches, Leesville, Natchez, Winnfield, and Fort Polk.
SHABBAT SERVICES are held every Friday evening at 6:00 pm. Oneg begins after services. Visitors welcome.
Congregation Birthday & Anniversary Shabbat Dinners are usually on the last Friday Night Shabbat of each month. Check our Current Weekly Newsletter.
SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICE begins at 9:30am, followed by TORAH STUDY AT 10:30am. Informal and informative.
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