2020 • HIGH HOLY DAYS • 5781


During the past few weeks, I have met with the board and a select group of members of our congregation, spanning all age groups to decide how to proceed with our COVID-19 High Holy Day services this year.  While many said that they will only be attending virtually, there were some that were interested in attending services in person. We have decided the following:


All High Holy Day services will be broadcasted over ZOOM. 


In addition, we will be opening the Temple Sanctuary for Erev Rosh Hashana Service on Friday, September 18th,and for Yom Kippur Service on Monday, September 28th in the afternoon which will include our memorial and closing service. 


We will be limiting in sanctuary services to the first 30 congregants who make a reservation to Fran at secretary@jewishtemple.org.  Reservations ARE required. Unregistered people will not be permitted to enter the building. 


·      All seats will be marked with your name. You will be seated by family. 


·      Every congregant must wear a mask or face covering, use hand sanitizer upon entering the building, have their temperature taken and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your immediate family.


·      At the conclusion of services, congregants will leave through the designated door without shaking hands and may not socialize within or outside the building.



High Holy Day Calendar


Selichot Study Session: Saturday, September 12th 10:30am via Zoom


Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 18th 7:30pm via Zoom and in person


Rosh Hashanah Morning: Saturday, September 19th 10:30am via Zoom


Shabbat Shuvah: Friday, September 25th 6pm via Zoom


Erev Yom Kippur: Sunday, September 27th 7:30pm via Zoom


Yom Kippur Morning: Monday, September 28th 10:30am via Zoom


Yom Kippur Torah Study Session: 1:30pm via Zoom


Yom Kippur Afternoon, Yizkor and Neilah: 4:45pm via Zoom and in person


Sukkot Shabbat: Friday, October 2nd 6pm via Zoom


Simchat Torah Shabbat: Friday, October 9th 6pm via Zoom


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 lovingkindness."



The Jewish Temple

Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim

2021 Turner Street
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301



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