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.

Sinai Summer News

Temple Sinai has been very busy this June! First, we hosted Pulitzer and Emmy award-winning WWL-TV investigative reporter Mike Perlstein at our June 8 Shabbat service, where he gave a talk titled "How the News Media Has Never Been More...

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Temple Sinai Kicks Off Summer 2018

Summer 2018 at Temple Sinai started off with a bang! First we had our Religious School closing assembly, where students received awards and parents, students, and staff celebrated another year of fun and learning. On May 19, our Confirmation students wowed...

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Interfaith NOLA Tricentennial Prayer Service

On April 17, the New Orleans Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and indigenous communities joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the St. Louis Cathedral for a special tricentennial service to celebrate New Orleans' diverse heritage and affirm the importance of...

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Temple Sinai Spring Gala 2018

On Saturday, March 3, Temple Sinai held its annual gala presented this year in honor of three couples for their years of service and friendship to Temple Sinai and the greater New Orleans community: Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel and John Haspel, Pamela...

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May 2018 Interfaith Program

Do Justice: Meaning and Action Across Our Traditions, a free social justice-themed course with Temple Sinai, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, and Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, will be held the first four Wednesdays in May (May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23)...

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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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Brotherhood Bingo Planning Meetings February 6 & 10

Join us as we starting coordinating our annual Seafood Bingo fundraiser! Bingo planning meetings will take place at Temple Sinai on Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 10 at 10:00 a.m. Both meetings will have the same agenda, so attend the time...

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Brotherhood Meetings January 27 & 29

Just a month into 2019, Brotherhood already has several projects in the works! Come to their January 27 or January 29 meeting as they continue planning the annual Brotherhood Bingo fundraiser, involvement with Chavurah@Sinai, and more! The January 27 meeting will...

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Sisterhood Shabbat January 26

This year's Sisterhood Shabbat Service and potluck luncheon will be Saturday, January 26 at 10:15 a.m. If you would like to bring a dish for the luncheon, contact Judith Custer at judithrcuster@aol.com or (504) 269-9228 to let her know what you will be bringing so she...

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Friday 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services feat. Five Hebrew Love Songs Performance & Lecture

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

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February 20, 2019
February 22, 2019
  • Shabbat Service w/ Opera Performance in Sanctuary
    February 22, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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February 23, 2019
  • Torah Study and Services
    February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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February 24, 2019