Heritage & History
Temple Sinai, founded in 1870, is the largest congregation in the State of Louisiana and the oldest Reform one. Temple Sinai is proud of our history of inspired rabbinic leadership committed to Tikkun Olam. The Congregation has an historic tradition of serving the spiritual needs of its diverse membership. Our professional and lay leaders strive to create a congregation that seeks to be 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 rich history includes a strong tradition of providing quality Jewish programming in the community. The Temple seeks to develop and maintain successful programs which address the history, language, music, theology, and other aspects of Jewish culture. From pre-school through adulthood, the Congregation desires to establish programs that educate and entertain its members in these important areas of Jewish life.
Temple Sinai is constantly striving to build a community that stretches beyond the walls of the synagogue. Through our active affiliates: Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Youth Group, Young Family Havurah, and Older Adults Havurah, and our committed lay committees such as Outreach, Social Action and Worship and Ritual, we provide cultural, intellectual and educational programs and activities for all our members.