Rabbi Judy's Congregation

Welcomes Seven New Jews 

B'nai Israel in Monroe, LA, where Judy serves as Rabbi, held a special Shabbat service on Friday, March 13, 2020 where seven people were converted to Judaism.  After studying with Rabbi Judy for over a year and completing all the elements required for conversion, these new members of our community conducted the service with Rabbi Judy and were blessed in front of the congregation as Jews. 

On June 13, 2020, Rabbi Judy will hold an Introduction to Judaism class at B'nai Israel for anyone wanting to learn more about the Jewish religion.  For more information about the class or conversion, please call 318 387-0730 or email 1868temple@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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!