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New Orleans' first Reform congregation

Educating all ages in our faith

Celebrating the spirit of New Orleans!

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.

Temple Sinai Celebrates Herbert and Sue Barton

On Saturday, May 13 Temple Sinai held its annual gala, presented this year in honor of Herbert and Sue Barton for their more than 50 years of service to to the temple. Herbert is Executive Director Emeritus of Temple Sinai, and Sue is a Sisterhood member and former...

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JewCCY Volunteers for JServe Day

On April 2, many of our 6th-11th graders in JewCCY joined forces with BBYO to participate in JServe Day. JServe Day is an international day of community service run in conjunction with BBYO and several other non-profit organizations.​ This year, Jewish teens from the...

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Save the Date for Our 2017 Spring Gala

Please join us on the evening of Saturday, May 13, as we honor Herbert and Sue Barton at our 2017 Spring Gala for their decades of service to the temple and the Jewish community at large. The gala will include a patron party, a catered dinner by Chef Rommel, and music...

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Stanley J. Cohn Elected as Sugar Bowl President

Temple Sinai would like to congratulate member Stanley J. Cohn, who was recently elected as the 60th president of the Sugar Bowl. As President, Cohn will oversee the Sugar Bowl executive committee and work to ensure its mission of promoting tourism in New Orleans...

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Build a Playground with KaBOOM! June 2

Join KaBOOM! as they build a playground at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary on Friday, June 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and safety equipment will be provided. The build will happen rain or shine, and volunteers should wear closed toe shoes. Can't make it...

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New Orleans Pride Parade June 10

As LGBTQ Jews and allies, we are proud of our own identities and those of our loved ones. Join us, along with Touro Synagogue, as we march in the New Orleans Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. We'll meet outside Mag's at 940 Elysian Fields. To participate,...

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Annual Brotherhood Bingo May 28

Enjoy crawfish, prizes, an auction, and more at Brotherhood's annual Seafood Bingo on Sunday, May 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. All kids 5 and under get one bingo card and eat free, and every winner gets a prize! Advance reservations are $30 each for adults and $15 each...

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Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank May 20

Temple Sinai will help the Second Harvest Food Bank prepare and distribute food on Saturday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 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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Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – Shabbat Service

Saturday Morning – 10:15 a.m. – Shabbat Service & B’not Mitzvah

May 26, 2017
May 27, 2017
  • Shabbat Morning Services
    May 27, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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  • B'not Mitzvah of Elizabeth & Hannah Rodrique
    May 27, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
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May 28, 2017
May 29, 2017
May 30, 2017
  • Confirmation/Erev Shavuot Service
    May 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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May 31, 2017

Religious/Hebrew School Registration

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.