American Jewish Culture

American Jewish CultureAmerican Jews share a common popular culture that includes art, music, literature, film, and food traditions. This series will explore and celebrate the many contributions of American Jews to the overall culture of America.



Jewish Food
Jewish foods and their traditions have made a lasting contribution to American cuisine. This first series, Traditions in the Kitchen,  will explore the heart of American Jewish food. The series offers five sessions in which we will cook, learn, and share our handiwork. For details on each session, and to register and join the fun, click HERE.

Jewish Music
American Jews have composed and performed many styles of music that have shaped the American experience. In fact, an astonishing percentage of musical performers and composers that we all know are Jewish and they have drawn on the musical traditions of Judaism.

Mandy Monreal & Friends Concert
Presented by the Music & Adult Education Committees
Celebrating Temple Shalom’s Composer-In-Residence and Music Coordinator Mandy Monreal’s Debut Album Release.

Sunday, October 30, 2022
5:00 PM
Temple Shalom Sanctuary

For more information and to register, please click Mandy Monreal Concert


Joe Buchanan, Artist-in-Residence
November 18-20, 2022

Our Artist-in-Residence Weekend with popular Texas musician and Country and Jewish music star, Joe Buchanan, who offers “Americana with Jewish Soul.”
For more information and to register, please click Joe Buchanan

Also coming this year: Jewish Art, Film and Poetry


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