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.

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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WRJ Southwest District Area Day November 12

The Congregation Gates of Prayer Sisterhood cordially invites you to attend Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Southwest District Area Day! Join Pat Blum, Area Director and past president of WRJ Southwest District, as she leads a morning of learning: ‘How to turn members...

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Blood Drive November 5

Temple Sinai, with The Blood Center, will conduct a blood drive on Sunday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium. The Blood Center is a non-profit that supplies over 30 hospitals and facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi, including Children's...

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Tot Shabbat & The Band November 3

Come to 6:15 Shabbat services on November 3 (and the first Friday of every month) to enjoy the popular musical stylings of The Band. Families with children ages seven and younger can shake, "rattle" and roll too, at our 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat service! All are welcome...

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Exploring Judaism at Temple Sinai October 25 & November 1

Get your questions answered and expand your knowledge of Judaism in this class for adult learners seeking an introduction to prayer and an exploration of the branches of Judaism. For 10 weeks, students will learn with local Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Chabad...

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Friday Evening – 6:15 p.m. – Camp Jacobs Shabbat Services followed by Camp Jacobs Shabbat dinner

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

November 19, 2017
  • Intro to Judaism
    November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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  • Religious School
    November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • K - 5th Grade Parent Breakfast
    November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Bridge House/Grace House w/ Social Action Committee
    November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Confirmation Class
    November 19, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
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November 20, 2017
November 21, 2017
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
    November 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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November 22, 2017
November 23, 2017
November 25, 2017
  • Torah Study and Services
    November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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  • Bat Mitzvah of Lisa Heller
    November 25, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Temple Sinai uses the Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Curriculum. This spiraled curriculum lets students revisit key content areas with increasing levels of sophistication as they progress from Pre-K through confirmation.