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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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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New Year Care Packages

Know a college student who'd like a High Holy Days gift and greeting? Email the student's name and address to TSCC@templesinaino.org, and Temple Sinai Cares Committee will send them a holiday care...

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Register for Adult Hebrew & Intro to Judaism

Registration is now open for the following Adult Education classes: Introduction to Judaism, held each Sunday from September 17 through early 2018 from 9:00 a.m to 10:15 a.m., is a free, informal seminar open to anyone interested in exploring Judaism. Beginner Hebrew,...

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Religious/Hebrew School Registration Now Open

Click here to register your child(ren) for the 2017-2018 Religious and/or Hebrew School session. The Temple Sinai Religious School pairs art, Hebrew instruction, social action, t’filah, and hands-on projects with a comprehensive curriculum to help children create a...

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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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New Orleans Opera Concert May 9

The New Orleans Opera will perform a special concert, From Puccini to Porter, on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Featured artists include Cantor Colman (bass-baritone), Kathleen Halm (soprano), Tyler Smith (tenor), Ivan Griffin (bass-baritone), and...

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

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – Torah Study
10:15 a.m. – Shabbat Morning Services

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