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.

Announcing the 2018 Gala Honorees

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

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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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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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Bridge House/Grace House Thanksgiving Meal November 19

Help provide a holiday meal, clothes, and toiletries to members of New Orleans’ homeless population at Bridge House/Grace House’s annual Thanksgiving meal on Sunday,November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Bridge House location, 4150...

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Senior Outreach Luncheon November 14

Sisterhood cordially invites all members ages 60 and above to a fall fiesta musical luncheon on Tuesday, November 14 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Food will be catered by Nacho Mama's, and entertainment will be provided by the Panorama Klezmer Trio. Make new...

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Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – Camp Jacobs Shabbat Services followed by Camp Jacobs Shabbat dinner

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

November 18, 2017
  • Torah Study and Services
    November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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November 19, 2017
  • Intro to Judaism
    November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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  • Religious School
    November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • K - 5th Grade Parent Breakfast
    November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Bridge House/Grace House w/ Social Action Committee
    November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Confirmation Class
    November 19, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
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November 20, 2017
November 21, 2017
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
    November 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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November 22, 2017
November 23, 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.