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.

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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Family Hanukkah Shabbat December 7

Featuring The Band, dreidel wars, a Chavurah@Sinai attendance competition, Family Hanukkah Shabbat will be Friday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.! The evening will begin with a menorah lighting on St. Charles Avenue. This event is BYOM (Bring Your Own Menorah)....

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A Talk with Judge Robin Giarrusso December 2

Judge Robin Giarrusso, Temple Sinai President, will speak about the tension between secular law and Jewish law, what it means to be a Jew and a sitting judge, and her campaign experience at a special talk on Sunday, December 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel. Come with...

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THIS WEEK’S SERVICES

Friday – 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services

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

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December 12, 2018
December 14, 2018
  • Shabbat Evening Services
    December 14, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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December 15, 2018
  • Torah Study and Services
    December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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December 16, 2018