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."
acts of loving kindness
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.
Activities include monthly Temple hosted Shabbat dinners,
music accompanied services and joyous celebrations of Jewish holidays and festivals.
COME AND MEET US
Come spend an evening with us on Shabbat or for a special event. We are proud of our spiritual presence for here in Alexandria, Louisiana serving as a regional synagogue drawing in members from Natchitoches, Leesville, Natchez, Winnfield, and Fort Polk.
SHABBAT SERVICES are held every Friday evening at 6:00 pm. Oneg begins after services.
JANUARY 2022 CALENDAR
21- Shabbat Services 6pm, with oneg to follow
23-Religious School 9:30-11:30 am
28-Shabbat services with Musical accompaniment 6 pm, with oneg to follow
30- NO SUNDAY SCHOOL- Rabbi at Conference
Growing up or living in the American South, one finds oneself in a legacy of hospitality, good food, and sometimes not quite fitting in with the neighbors. Join the Museum for a virtual performance of Sweet Tea & the Southern Jew to hear stories of struggle, humor, and exploring what it means to be Jewish in the South.
This live virtual theatrical production is produced by The Braid, formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre.
Tickets are free
but a small donation is appreciated
Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew
Sunday, January 23 | 6 PM CENTRAL