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.

2018 Annual Giving Campaign

Donate here, or fill out this form and mail to Temple Sinai. Dear Temple Sinai Family, Temple Sinai is our sanctuary: our place to learn, connect, and engage. We celebrate inspirational and insightful worship, and have relevant and engaging programming. We make a...

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Susan Hess and Sandy Levy Earn Awards

Temple Sinai is extremely proud to announce that two of our members, Susan Hess and Sandy Levy, have recently been recognized for their many years of leadership and activism in the community. On October 15, Susan received the 2018 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the...

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High Holy Days 5779/2018 Information

The High Holy Days are almost here! The holiday season begins Saturday, September 1, with our Selichot program and dinner. Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, September 10, and Yom Kippur is Wednesday, September 19. For a complete schedule of our services, click here. Want to...

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Announcing New Executive Director Liz Yager

We are pleased to announce that Liz Yager has joined Temple Sinai as Executive Director. Liz brings over 30 years of marketing and non-profit management experience to Temple Sinai. Most recently, she was Development Director for the Jefferson Council on Aging, where...

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Announcing New Director of Education Avital Ostfield

Dear Temple Sinai Family, It is with great pleasure that we announce that Avital Ostfield is Temple Sinai's new Director of Education, effective as of August 1, 2018. We couldn't have found a better match in an educator. Avital will help us achieve the goals that our...

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Musical Family Havdalah July 21

We had a blast at our our Musical Family Havdalah on July 21! A dozen families came out to enjoy the musical stylings of Miriam Greenbaum Solomon, a meaningful service led by Rabbi Reimer, and a delicious dinner of pizza and salad. Thank you to...

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Sinai Summer News

Temple Sinai has been very busy this June! First, we hosted Pulitzer and Emmy award-winning WWL-TV investigative reporter Mike Perlstein at our June 8 Shabbat service, where he gave a talk titled "How the News Media Has Never Been More...

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Temple Sinai Kicks Off Summer 2018

Summer 2018 at Temple Sinai started off with a bang! First we had our Religious School closing assembly, where students received awards and parents, students, and staff celebrated another year of fun and learning. On May 19, our Confirmation students wowed...

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Interfaith NOLA Tricentennial Prayer Service

On April 17, the New Orleans Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and indigenous communities joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the St. Louis Cathedral for a special tricentennial service to celebrate New Orleans' diverse heritage and affirm the importance of...

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Brotherhood Meetings January 27 & 29

Brotherhood’s next meetings will be Sunday, January 27 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Meeting topics include securing sponsors for Brotherhood Bingo 2019 and planning for Brotherhood Shabbat. Both meetings will have the same...

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Sisterhood Shabbat January 26

This year's Sisterhood Shabbat Service and potluck luncheon will be Saturday, January 26 at 10:15 a.m. If you would like to bring a dish for the luncheon, contact Judith Custer at judithrcuster@aol.com or (504) 269-9228 to let her know what you will be bringing so she...

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A Celebration of Peace January 18-21

Temple Sinai, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, and Masjidur Rahim mosque invite you to A Celebration of Peace: Unity in Community, an MLK weekend event promoting peace and unity. FRIDAY, JANUARY 1812:30 p.m. Jumah prayer and lunch at Masjidur Rahim6:15...

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Friday 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services

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

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January 19, 2019
  • A Celebration of Peace Weekend
    January 18, 2019 - January 21, 2019 @ 
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  • Torah Study and Services
    January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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