Torah Study and Conversion 

Recently, Rabbi Judy began a new Torah Study class based on a curriculum by Chai Mitzvah.  We currently meet once a month on a Saturday (or Sunday) at 10:30 am CDT on Zoom.  The Course is very interactive and features a new topic each month.   

Each year, Rabbi Judy conducts a 3-hour Introduction to Judaism class for those who are curious and want to learn more about Jewish history, traditions, holidays, customs, etc.  Both Torah Study and the Introduction to Judaism class are free and open to all.  For more information about Torah Study, class or conversion, please call 318 387-0730 or email 1868temple@gmail.com.

Visiting the Sick, Funerals and Unveilings

A large part of Rabbi Judy's rabbinate is spent visting the sick, comforting them and their families and helping them to heal or accept the inevitable end of life. Rabbi Judy uses her soothing voice and music abilities to help comfort those in need of healing. 

Rabbi Judy is there to comfort families in times of need.  She has conducted many funerals and unveiling ceremonies.  She customizes and personalizes each service and includes the beautiful chanting of the El Male prayer.  Rabbi Judy is always very conscious of explaining Jewish rituals and customs to those who attend so that everyone learns and feels comfortable.

Virtual Services Offered  

During this difficult time when most of us are shut-in at home, Rabbi Judy is offering virtual Shabbat services on the Zoom platform once a month.  Lay leaders at the synagogue will lead services every other Shabbat and the services are streamed from our congregational webpage (www.bayoujews.org).  For the schedule of services and to get the Zoom link, please contact 1868temple@gamil.com.

Shabbat services will start every Friday at 6 pm CST.  Hope to see you online!  Stay safe and healthy!

Creative Worship Specialist

Rabbi Judy has created hundreds of creative worship services for all sorts of occassions - Shabbat, Tot Shabbat, Havdalah, Purim, Pesach, Hanukah, Simchat Torah, Holocaust Remembrance and more.  Her services are uplifting and inspiring and always include lots of music.  She is able to provide music with or without instruments depending upon the setting and desires of the congregation.