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.

Announcing the 2018 Gala Honorees

Temple Sinai is pleased to announce the honorees of our 2018 gala: Jack and Jennifer Benjamin, Jr. John Haspel and Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel Rob and Pamela Steeg   Join us on Saturday, March 3 as we thank and celebrate our honorees for their years of service, leadership,...

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Joe Giarrusso Elected as City Councilman

Joe Giarrusso, a Temple Sinai member and native New Orleanian, emerged victorious in the New Orleans City Council District A race earlier this month. According to The Advocate, Giarrusso won 65% of the vote, beating five opponents to replace City Councilwoman Susan...

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Bill Mimeles Receives Weiss Award

Bill Mimeles, Temple Sinai member and past Temple Sinai president, will be one of five recipients of The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice's Weiss Award at the 60th annual Weiss Awards banquet on October 26. The award honors outstanding individuals and...

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High Holy Days Information

The High Holy Days are right around the corner! We welcome people of all backgrounds to join us for a season of reflection and celebration. For all your High Holy Days information, including our schedule of services and memorial book form, download our High Holy Days...

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Food Drive From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur

From Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, Temple Sinai is collecting peanut butter, oatmeal, and canned tuna, fruit and veggies (including diced tomatoes) for Second Harvest Food Bank. Ushers will hand out bags for food collection during Rosh Hashanah services. Food can...

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Sinai Goes to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On September 5, Cantor Colman and his son Josh drove a truck with items donated by over 75 members of the Temple Sinai community to the port of Port Arthur, Texas for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. "Driving into Port Arthur felt very familiar to...

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2018 Spring Gala March 3

The Temple Sinai Spring Gala is almost here! This year's gala, with the theme Temple Sinai Dines & Dances Through the Decades, will be held on March 3, 2018 and honor three couples for their years of service, leadership, and friendship to Temple Sinai and the Greater...

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Sinai Kids Supper March 2

All kids ages 10 and under, along with their parents, are invited to a free, family-friendly Shabbat supper Friday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. Join us afterwards at 6:15 p.m. Shabbat services with The...

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Purim Shpiel & Dinner February 28

All are welcome to our annual Purim Shpiel on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. This year's original play is JEWmanji: Welcome to Shushan. A free dinner, courtesy of the Sisterhood, will follow at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!...

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Adloyadah Purim Carnival February 25

The Uptown JCC is hosting a Purim carnival on February 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The festivities will include Middle Eastern delicacies, crafts tables, face painting, game booths, an NYC-style deli, sports activities, a bouncy castle, and more! Get a children's...

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Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – Shabbat Services at Congregation Gates of Prayer

Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – Shabbat Services at Congregation Gates of Prayer

Our Judaica gift shop is permanently closed.

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  • Shabbat Evening Services
    March 23, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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