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.

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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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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Interfaith NOLA Tricentennial Service April 17

Join Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Tuesday, April 17 at St. Louis Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. as he leads a gathering of interfaith clergy and leadership from Native American, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and Jewish traditions, including Rabbi Edward P. Cohn and Temple...

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PJ Library Family Event April 2

Join PJ Library for some playtime at the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn in City Park on Monday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free event will include hula-hooping and giant bubble-making! Bring your own blanket, chairs, water bottle, and favorite outside...

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Passover Seders March 30-April 3

Temple Sinai is having three seders this year! Save the date for our: 20s/30s seder on Friday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Held at an off-site location, this free seder will feature a creative spin on traditional Pesach food, engaging conversation, and four cups (at least!)...

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Sisterhood Shabbat March 24

Sisterhood is excited to announce that they will be hosting Shabbat on Saturday, March 24! All are welcome to get involved by serving as a reader (Hebrew and/or English) or contributing a dish to the luncheon. To be a reader, contact Marian Moore...

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

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – Torah Study
10:15 a.m. – Sisterhood Shabbat

Our Judaica gift shop is permanently closed.

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March 23, 2018
  • Shabbat Evening Services
    March 23, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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March 24, 2018
March 25, 2018
  • Religious School Passover Experience
    March 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • Nominating Committee Meeting
    March 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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