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.

Cantor Colman Wins National Photo Contest

Congratulations to Cantor Colman, who won first AND second place out of 275 entries in the 2017 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Photo Contest for his shots of the Religious School on the Temple steps and the Torah in the sanctuary. As the grand prize winner, Cantor...

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From Beginner Hebrew to Bat Mitzvah

Temple Sinai would like to congratulate member Lisa Heller, who became a Bat Mitzvah this past Thanksgiving weekend. Lisa’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony is the culmination of a lifelong goal: to be able to read prayers in Hebrew. Lisa started learning Hebrew in the...

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Rabbi Cohn’s Thoughts on Chanukah 2017/5778

Dear Friends, Chanukah demands that we remember the valiant and courageous action of Mattathias and his sons. King Antiochus sent his representatives to Modin (seven miles from Jerusalem) and insisted that this priestly family fulfill the king’s command to forsake the...

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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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NOLA Pride Parade June 9

Touro Synagogue has invited the entire NOLA Jewish community to march as one united group at the annual New Orleans Pride Parade in support of LGBTQ rights, equality, and dignity. If you would like to join this group or want more information, please contact Matthew...

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Brotherhood Bingo May 27

Brotherhood's annual Seafood Bingo returns this Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Every winner gets a prize, and all kids five and under get one bingo card and eat for free! Advance tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages six...

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Alon Shaya: A Special Shabbat Event May 25

Join us at Shabbat services on Friday, May 25, as award-winning chef Alon Shaya talks about and signs copies of his debut cookbook/memoir, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. In addition to featuring over 100 recipes, the book includes 26 short...

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Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – Shabbat Services

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – Torah Study
10:15 a.m. – Shabbat Morning Services

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