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.

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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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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New Orleans Opera Concert May 9

The New Orleans Opera will perform a special concert, From Puccini to Porter, on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Featured artists include Cantor Colman (bass-baritone), Kathleen Halm (soprano), Tyler Smith (tenor), Ivan Griffin (bass-baritone), and...

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Yom Ha’atzmaut Party April 22

Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) with visitors from New Orleans' sister city Rosh Ha'ayin on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Uptown JCC. This event will include Yemenite food, music, and history, and is free and open to the public.  ...

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Blessing of the Pets & Presentation April 29

Join us for a Skype call/presentation with the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind on Sunday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. At 11:15, we'll hold a short blessing for our pets in the auditorium (animals welcome)! Click here to learn more about the Israel Guide Dog Center....

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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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THIS WEEK’S SERVICES

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

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

 

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April 20, 2018
  • Shabbat Evening Services
    April 20, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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April 21, 2018
  • Torah Study & Shabbat Services
    April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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April 22, 2018
  • Religious School
    April 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • 2018-19 B'nai Mitzvah Parent Meeting in Library
    April 22, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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  • Sisterhood Meeting
    April 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Yom Ha'atzmaut @ JCC
    April 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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April 25, 2018