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.

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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Temple Sinai Spring Gala 2018

On Saturday, March 3, Temple Sinai held its annual gala presented this year in honor of three couples for their years of service and friendship to Temple Sinai and the greater New Orleans community: Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel and John Haspel, Pamela...

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May 2018 Interfaith Program

Do Justice: Meaning and Action Across Our Traditions, a free social justice-themed course with Temple Sinai, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, and Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, will be held the first four Wednesdays in May (May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23)...

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Our Souls & Bellies Were Full: Passover 2018

This Passover, Temple Sinai held three seders, one Religious School Passover Experience, and one Hebrew School Matzah Factory workshop! We would like to thank Tracey and Mike Dodd for opening their home for our young professionals seder; Rouses...

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Religious School Consultant to Visit Temple Sinai

Save the Date - from the Religious School Committee Dear Temple Sinai: A strong religious school is vital not only for attracting young families but also for creating Temple Sinai’s future leaders and congregants. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to...

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Temple Sinai Purim 2018

Temple Sinai had a blast celebrating Purim! At Sunday school, our kids enjoyed a Purim program with Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Fellow Carly Abramson. On February 28 we had our annual Purim Spiel written by Educator Ann Zivitz...

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Confirmation Class Trip to NYC

Last month, our tenth graders went to New York City for Temple Sinai's annual Confirmation class trip. Led by former NYC resident Rabbi Reimer, students visited the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and Four Freedoms Park, danced at a Shabbat service at Rabbi...

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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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Sisterhood Attic Sale August 19-20

The annual Sisterhood Attic Sale is back! From Sunday, August 19 through Monday, August 20, the Temple Sinai auditorium will transform into a market with clothing, books, furniture, jewelry, and more! The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 19 and from...

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell: A Special Shabbat Event June 15

Temple Sinai is proud to host Mayor LaToya Cantrell at our Shabbat services and oneg on Friday, June 15 at 6:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. LaToya Cantrell’s life has always been steeped in community service. As a little girl her grandmother would...

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Brotherhood Bingo May 27

Brotherhood's annual Seafood Bingo returns this Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Every winner gets a prize, and all kids five and under get one bingo card and eat for free! Advance tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages six...

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Alon Shaya: A Special Shabbat Event May 25

Join us at Shabbat services on Friday, May 25, as award-winning chef Alon Shaya talks about and signs copies of his debut cookbook/memoir, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. In addition to featuring over 100 recipes, the book includes 26 short...

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

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – Torah Study
10:15 a.m. – Bar Mitzvah of Jason Rung



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June 1, 2018
  • Shabbat Services w/ Aufruf Blessing
    June 1, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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