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.

Recap of Religious School Trip to Birmingham

Our 8th and 9th graders were joined by students from Touro Synagogue, Gates of Prayer, Beth Israel in Jackson, MS and B'nai Zion in Shreveport, LA for a trip to Birmingham to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. This very special trip occurs...

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Cantor Colman Wins National Photo Contest

Congratulations to Cantor Colman, who won first AND second place out of 275 entries in the 2017 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Photo Contest for his shots of the Religious School on the Temple steps and the Torah in the sanctuary. As the grand prize winner, Cantor...

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From Beginner Hebrew to Bat Mitzvah

Temple Sinai would like to congratulate member Lisa Heller, who became a Bat Mitzvah this past Thanksgiving weekend. Lisa’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony is the culmination of a lifelong goal: to be able to read prayers in Hebrew. Lisa started learning Hebrew in the...

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Rabbi Cohn’s Thoughts on Chanukah 2017/5778

Dear Friends, Chanukah demands that we remember the valiant and courageous action of Mattathias and his sons. King Antiochus sent his representatives to Modin (seven miles from Jerusalem) and insisted that this priestly family fulfill the king’s command to forsake the...

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Announcing the 2018 Gala Honorees

Temple Sinai is pleased to announce the honorees of our 2018 gala: Jack and Jennifer Benjamin, Jr. John Haspel and Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel Rob and Pamela Steeg   Join us on Saturday, March 3 as we thank and celebrate our honorees for their years of service, leadership,...

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Joe Giarrusso Elected as City Councilman

Joe Giarrusso, a Temple Sinai member and native New Orleanian, emerged victorious in the New Orleans City Council District A race earlier this month. According to The Advocate, Giarrusso won 65% of the vote, beating five opponents to replace City Councilwoman Susan...

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Adloyadah Purim Carnival February 25

The Uptown JCC is hosting a Purim carnival on February 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The festivities will include Middle Eastern delicacies, crafts tables, face painting, game booths, an NYC-style deli, sports activities, a bouncy castle, and more! Get a children's...

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Volunteer at Second Harvest February 24

Temple Sinai will help the Second Harvest Food Bank sort and box food on Saturday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes. Those under 18 should fill out and bring this form. The Second Harvest Food Bank is located at 700...

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Battle of the Song Leaders Shabbat February 23

Sing, clap, and tap your feet along with our song leaders at a joyful and musical Shabbat on Friday, February 23 at 6:15 p.m. The evening will also include a trip report from our 8th and 9th graders, who went to Birmingham earlier this month to learn about the Civil...

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Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. –  Battle of the Song Leaders at Shabbat Services

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – Torah Study and Shabbat services

Our Judaica gift shop is permanently closed.

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February 21, 2018
February 23, 2018
  • Battle of the Song Leaders Shabbat & Sue Barton Oneg
    February 23, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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February 24, 2018
  • Torah Study & Services
    February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • 2nd Harvest Volunteering
    February 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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February 25, 2018