Central Louisiana Jewish temple celebrating 150 years

October 2, 1859 marks the formal establishment of the Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim. “…the congregation will commemorate this history with a special service at 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 16, in the sanctuary of the temple at 2021 Turner St….” You may read more at the URL. The Buffalo, N.Y.-based gypsy jazz group, Babik, will perform a free concert for the public at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Temple. Tours of the temple and its museum will be available on Friday and Sunday. “…”We’re here to stay,” Task said. “And to help continuing to build Central Louisiana.”

What: Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim 150th anniversary service with Rabbi David Saperstein

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16

Where: Jewish Temple, 2021 Turner St., Alexandria

Cost: Free

Information: (318) 445-3655

What: Babik (gypsy jazz band from Buffalo, N.Y.)

When: 3 p.m., Sunday

Where: Jewish Temple, 2021 Turner St., Alexandria

Cost: Free and open to the public

Information: (318) 445-3655

Read more about Louisiana’s Jewish congregations in an article entitled, “Gefilte Fish in the Land of the Kingfish: Jewish Life in Louisiana” from Louisiana’s Living Traditions, a Louisiana folklife website.

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I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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