Community

The New Orleans Community

Home to four Reform, two Conservative and three Orthodox congregations, New Orleans has long had a Jewish population, though small in numbers, which nevertheless has been and remains a dominant force in the fabric of the City.

Temple Sinai is located on beautiful tree-lined St. Charles Avenue within a mile of the recently expanded uptown Jewish Community¬†Center. New Orleans also has a Jewish Day School presently serving grades Kindergarten through 5, though adding an additional¬†grade each year. While most of our members’ children attend private school, New Orleans also prides itself on the nationally ranked public Benjamin Franklin High School.

New Orleans is home to three outstanding facilities on national top ten attractions lists: The Louisiana Children’s Museum, The Audubon Zoo, and the Aquarium of the Americas. We have an excellent symphony, the New Orleans Museum of Art, numerous galleries, several outstanding museums, many restored antebellum homes, plenty of local theater, national theater, opera and ballet. Temple Sinai often hosts the New Orleans Symphony Chorus, most recently last year for a concert of Cantorial music. We are the home of seven major universities, as well as two medical schools and a dental school. Loyola University’s music school is adjacent to Temple Sinai and Tulane’s music department is only a short
distance away.

New Orleans is a community of diverse neighborhoods and cultures. Music, life, and food in New Orleans provide a spicy flavor that makes it a leading destination for visitors from the world over. Many world renown musicians got their start right her in New Orleans and performances are available every day of the year. The saying is true: Lessez le bon temps rouler, “Let the good times roll.”