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.

Cantor Colman Wins National Photo Contest

Congratulations to Cantor Colman, who won first AND second place 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 Colman won a...

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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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Bill Mimeles Receives Weiss Award

Bill Mimeles, Temple Sinai member and past Temple Sinai president, will be one of five recipients of The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice's Weiss Award at the 60th annual Weiss Awards banquet on October 26. The award honors outstanding individuals and...

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Bridge House/Grace House Xmas Meal December 17

Help provide a holiday meal, clothes, and toiletries to homeless and indigent individuals at Bridge House/Grace House's annual Christmas meal on Sunday, December 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Bridge House location, 4150 Earhart Blvd....

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Chanukah Dinner & Candle Lighting December 15

On Friday, December 15, join family and friends at a special Chanukah meal and candle-lighting on St. Charles Avenue. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by 6:15 p.m. Shabbat services. Dinner is $12 for adults, $8 for children ages five and up, and free for...

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Family Scavenger Hunt December 10

Our annual family scavenger hunt returns! An afternoon of riddles and enigma awaits sleuths of all ages on Sunday, December 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine at Temple Sinai. Please wear black clothes for maximum stealth. The winning team will receive a...

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THIS WEEK’S SERVICES

Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. –  Shabbat Services

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

Our Judaica gift shop is permanently closed.

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December 13, 2017
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December 17, 2017
  • 6th Night of Hanukkah
    December 17, 2017
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  • Bridge House/Grace House w/ Social Action Committee
    December 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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