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Toward A Strong Reform Jewish Future for Baton Rouge

When I was born into this world, I found many beautiful trees
planted by those who came before me.
Just as my ancestors planted trees for me,
I am planting trees for my children and grandchildren,
so they will be sustained.

based on a Midrash in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Ta’anit 23a

Informational Meetings:

Sunday, June 27, 4:00 p.m.
at Beth Shalom Synagogue
9111 Jefferson Highway


Wednesday July 7, 6:00 p.m.
at Congregation B’nai Israel
3354 Kleinert Ave.

We encourage members of both congregations to attend on the date that is most convenient for them.  Please do not feel limited to the meeting being held at your current congregation.  Childcare will be provided with advance reservation.

Our current plans are for these meetings to be held in person with a Zoom attendance option also available. Watch for details and an RSVP request soon!

Any Questions?

We welcome and encourage your questions. We have set up a dedicated e-mail address that will be monitored by JSEC members. Please send your questions about the merger to:  A JSEC member will respond within 48 hours.