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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High Holy Days Streaming

The following High Holy Day services will be streamed live from Temple Sinai. Audio will be available at WRBH 88.3 FM and www.wrbh.org. Video streams will be available on the Temple Sinai website here. Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 20 7:30 p.m. Service Rosh...

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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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Confirmation Ceremony May 19

All are invited to the confirmation ceremony of our tenth grade confirmand students on Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony represents the commitment of our students to Judaism and is the culmination of a year of inquiry into the components of a meaningful...

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Friday – 8:00 p.m. Shabbat Services

Saturday – 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Services

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August 18, 2018
  • Shabbat Services @ Gates of Prayer
    August 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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