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.

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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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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Sukkot Under the Stars Sept 23-27

Join us under the sukkah for a week of conversation and celebration! All events are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and are open to everyone. Refreshments are provided. Sunday, September 23 Hosted by Sisterhood Monday, September 24 LGBTQ Night Hosted by Maddie Fireman...

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Selichot Photo Show, Dinner & Service September 1

Learn about the tradition of Selichot and how it relates to the High Holy Days theme of transformation at Through the Lens of Renewal and Change, our 2018 Selichot program. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner, then move into a talk by Rabbi Reimer and...

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NCJW President Luncheon August 27

The President of the National Council of Jewish Women, Beatrice Kahn, will speak at a luncheon at Temple Sinai on Monday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Kahn will address NCJW's current priorities and challenges, as well as the opportunities for empwoerment,...

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Benefit Concert for Emerging Opera Singers August 26

Hear the freshest voices in Gulf Coast opera at a benefit concert at Temple Sinai on Sunday, August 26 at 4:00 p.m. Featured singers include Irini Kyriakidou and André Courville. The concert is organized by Amici, the local affiliate of the Metropolitan Opera National...

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Sisterhood Attic Sale August 19-20

The annual Sisterhood Attic Sale is back! From Sunday, August 19 through Monday, August 20, the Temple Sinai auditorium will transform into a market with clothing, books, furniture, jewelry, and more! The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on August 19 and from...

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

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. Torah Study and Shabbat Service

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  • Torah Study and Services
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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