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.

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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High Holy Days Information

The High Holy Days are right around the corner! We welcome people of all backgrounds to join us for a season of reflection and celebration. For all your High Holy Days information, including our schedule of services and memorial book form, download our High Holy Days...

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Blood Drive November 5

Temple Sinai, with The Blood Center, will conduct a blood drive on Sunday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The Blood Center is a non-profit that supplies over 30 hospitals and facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, including Children's...

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Tot Shabbat & The Band November 3

Come to 6:15 Shabbat services on November 3 (and the first Friday of every month) to enjoy the popular musical stylings of The Band. Families with children ages seven and younger can shake, "rattle" and roll too, at our 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat service! All are welcome...

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Family Shabbat October 28

All families are encouraged to join us for Family Shabbat on Sunday, October 28! The service will be led by Rabbi Reimer and our song leader, Leo Henkin at 10:15 a.m. in the Chapel. After the service we will enjoy lunch and a fun family learning activity. We look...

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Exploring Judaism at Temple Sinai October 25 & November 1

Get your questions answered and expand your knowledge of Judaism in this class for adult learners seeking an introduction to prayer and an exploration of the branches of Judaism. For 10 weeks, students will learn with local Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Chabad...

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

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

October 18, 2017
October 20, 2017
  • Shabbat Evening Services & Katz-Philips Blessing
    October 20, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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October 21, 2017
  • Torah Study and Services
    October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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October 22, 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.