Clergy & Staff

Matthew A. Reimer

Matthew A. Reimer

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Matthew Reimer grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, along with his brother and sister. His father is an attorney, and his mother was an educator in Newark, NJ. He has been strongly immersed in Jewish education and activities throughout his life. Ordained in 2007 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Reimer was most recently the Rabbi for The Shul of New York, a synagogue in New York City, which focused on spirituality and music.

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 Edward Paul Cohn, D.MIN., D.D.

Edward Paul Cohn, D.MIN., D.D.

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Cohn received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 1970, his Master of Hebrew letters degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish of Religion in 1974, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the St. Paul School of Theology in 1984.

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Joel Colman

Joel Colman

Cantor

Cantor Joel Colman has been serving as the Cantor at Temple Sinai since 1999. Previously he has served as the Cantor at Temple B’rith Kodesh in Rochester, New York and as the Cantor/Educator at Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Ann Zivitz Kientz

Ann Zivitz Kientz

Educator

Ann is a 3rd generation Temple Sinai member and has had the honor of serving as President 2007-2009 as well as chairing many committees and teaching in the Religious school!

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EllenRae Shalett

EllenRae Shalett

Executive Director

EllenRae was born and raised in the New Orleans Jewish community, the second child of Fanny and Al Webber. After graduating from LSU and marriage in 1968 to John Shalett, she moved away and raised her family in Southern California. She and her husband returned to New Orleans in 1991.