Welcome to Temple Sinai

New Orleans’ First Reform Congregation – Founded in 1870

sanctuary-exterior350pxFounded in 1870, Temple Sinai is the oldest Reform congregation in Louisiana, and the state’s largest Jewish congregation overall. We are proud of our history of both inspired rabbinic leadership committed to tikkun olam and service to the spiritual needs of our diverse membership. Our clergy and lay leaders strive to create a congregation that serves as a spiritual presence in the lives of its members in order to help cultivate and satisfy their religious, musical, cultural, emotional, and intellectual interests and needs.

High Holy Days Information

The High Holy Days are right around the corner! We welcome people of all backgrounds to join us for a season of reflection and celebration. For all your High Holy Days information, including our schedule of services and memorial book form, download our High Holy Days...

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Food Drive From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur

From Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, Temple Sinai is collecting peanut butter, oatmeal, and canned tuna, fruit and veggies (including diced tomatoes) for Second Harvest Food Bank. Ushers will hand out bags for food collection during Rosh Hashanah services. Food can...

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Sinai Goes to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On September 5, Cantor Colman and his son Josh drove a truck with items donated by over 75 members of the Temple Sinai community to the port of Port Arthur, Texas for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. "Driving into Port Arthur felt very familiar to...

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High Holy Days Streaming

The following High Holy Day services will be streamed live from Temple Sinai. Audio will be available at WRBH 88.3 FM and www.wrbh.org. Video streams will be available on the Temple Sinai website here. Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 20 7:30 p.m. Service Rosh...

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“Exploring Judaism” First Session October 18

Get questions answered and expand your knowledge of Judaism in Exploring Judaism: Where Do I Sit, Where Do I Stand?, a class for adult learners seeking an introduction to prayer and an exploration of the branches of Judaism. For 10 weeks students will learn with local...

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Parents Circle @ JCC Starts September 13

Join other parents for coffee and conversation at the JCC's new Parent Circle on Wednesday, September 13. The group will meet monthly to share parenting experiences, discuss universal Jewish values, and learn about Jewish holidays and other customs. Parents of all...

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Second Harvest Food Bank September 23

Temple Sinai will help the Second Harvest Food Bank sort and box food on Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes. The Second Harvest Food Bank is located at 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans, LA...

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Selichot Movie & Discussion September 16

Join us for a special movie screening of The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo- Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on Selichot on Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. Created by Oscar-award-winning filmmakers, The Music of Strangers follows the creation, performances, and journey...

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Wednesday Evening – 7:30 p.m. – Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thursday  Rosh Hashanah Services

Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – Shabbat Shuvah Service

Saturday Morning – 9:00 a.m. – Torah Study & Shabbat Service

September 20, 2017
September 21, 2017
September 22, 2017
  • Shabbat Shuvah Evening Service
    September 22, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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September 23, 2017
  • Torah Study and Services
    September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • 2nd Harvest Food Bank w/ Social Action Committee
    September 23, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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September 24, 2017


Temple Sinai uses the Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Curriculum. This spiraled curriculum lets students revisit key content areas with increasing levels of sophistication as they progress from Pre-K through confirmation.