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.

High Holy Days 5779/2018 Information

The High Holy Days are almost here! The holiday season begins Saturday, September 1, with our Selichot program and dinner. Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, September 10, and Yom Kippur is Wednesday, September 19. For a complete schedule of our services, click here. Want to...

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Announcing New Executive Director Liz Yager

We are pleased to announce that Liz Yager has joined Temple Sinai as Executive Director. Liz brings over 30 years of marketing and non-profit management experience to Temple Sinai. Most recently, she was Development Director for the Jefferson Council on Aging, where...

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Announcing New Director of Education Avital Ostfield

Dear Temple Sinai Family, It is with great pleasure that we announce that Avital Ostfield is Temple Sinai's new Director of Education, effective as of August 1, 2018. We couldn't have found a better match in an educator. Avital will help us achieve the goals that our...

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Musical Family Havdalah July 21

We had a blast at our our Musical Family Havdalah on July 21! A dozen families came out to enjoy the musical stylings of Miriam Greenbaum Solomon, a meaningful service led by Rabbi Reimer, and a delicious dinner of pizza and salad. Thank you to...

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Sinai Summer News

Temple Sinai has been very busy this June! First, we hosted Pulitzer and Emmy award-winning WWL-TV investigative reporter Mike Perlstein at our June 8 Shabbat service, where he gave a talk titled "How the News Media Has Never Been More...

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Temple Sinai Kicks Off Summer 2018

Summer 2018 at Temple Sinai started off with a bang! First we had our Religious School closing assembly, where students received awards and parents, students, and staff celebrated another year of fun and learning. On May 19, our Confirmation students wowed...

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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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Special Shabbat Guest Walter Isaacson October 26

Please join us for a special Shabbat with New York Times bestselling author Walter Isaacson at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, October 26. Isaacson will speak on the importance and impact of creativity and diversity. This event is free and open to the public. Isaacson is a...

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Camp Jacobs Shabbat October 19

Come relive the Jacobs magic at our Friday, October 19 Jacobs Camp Shabbat! The festivities will include a camp-style dinner oneg, sing-alongs with Jacobs and JewCCY staffer Charlie Cox, visits from senior Jacobs staff, a summer 2018 compilation video, and more!...

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Chavurah@Sinai Putt-Putt in City Park October 14

Chavurah@Sinai will meet at City Park Miniature Golf Course instead of Temple Sinai on Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. C@S will have the course to themselves, as well as an indoor space with snacks. Parents are welcome to...

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Brotherhood Meeting October 14

Make your voice heard! Come to Brotherhood's 5779 planning meeting on Sunday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m., where Brotherhood will start brainstorming programming and discussing new ideas and additional opportunities to support our congregation. Coffee and bagels...

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Interfaith Adult Education Starts October 10

"An Exploration of Shabbat," a three-week interfaith class for adults, starts Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church. Join Rabbi Matthew A. Reimer, Reverend Elizabeth Mangham Lott and Senior Pastor Jay Hogewood as we examine the...

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

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

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  • Torah Study and Services
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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