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 out of 275 entries 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...

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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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Bible, Brunch & Booze January 27

Join JNOLA and Temple Sinai for a morning of “Bible, Brunch, and Booze” on Saturday, January 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet us at the lovely home of Tracey & Michael Dodd for a laid back gathering with the 20s/30s Jewish community to discuss this week’s Torah...

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Volunteer at 2nd Harvest Food Bank January 15

This Martin Luther King Jr., Day, help the Second Harvest Food Bank sort and box food in two shifts: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m. to to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes. Anyone age nine or older is welcome to participate. The Second Harvest...

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THIS WEEK’S SERVICES

Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. –  Shabbat Services with Greater St. Stephen

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

Our Judaica gift shop is permanently closed.

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January 19, 2018
  • Shabbat Evening Services w/GSS
    January 19, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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January 20, 2018
  • Torah Study and Services
    January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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