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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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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Brotherhood Meetings December 2 & 5

Brotherhood's next meetings will be Sunday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Both meetings will have the same agenda, so attend the one that suits your schedule!

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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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January 25, 2019
  • Shabbat Evening Service
    January 25, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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January 26, 2019