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.

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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Temple Sinai Celebrates Herbert and Sue Barton

On Saturday, May 13 Temple Sinai held its annual gala, presented this year in honor of Herbert and Sue Barton for their more than 50 years of service to to the temple. Herbert is Executive Director Emeritus of Temple Sinai, and Sue is a Sisterhood member and former...

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At-Large City Council Candidates Forum August 5

This Saturday, August 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Temple Sinai will host a forum for at-large city council candidates organized by Indivisible NOLA. Come pose questions to your at-large (division 1) city council candidates! Helena Moreno and Eldon Anderson have...

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Adoption Info Panel August 30

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans will host Adoption 101, an adoption info panel, on Wednesday, August 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Uptown JCC. The panel will feature an adoption social worker, an adoption attorney, a fertility specialist, a local...

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Temple Sinai Mitzvah/Maintenance Day August 13

Come to Temple Sinai on Sunday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and help make our grounds and building sparkle for the 2017 (5778) High Holy Days. Join your fellow congregants for a few hours of cleaning, polishing, pressure washing, and sparkling up our...

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Crescent City Sanctuary Relaunch August 23

The Crescent City Sanctuary is a new and exciting network working to support homeless LGBT youth. An interfaith coalition, the CCS is partnering with various individuals and organizations to provide resources, housing, and healing opportunities. Find out how you can...

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

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

October 18, 2017
October 20, 2017
  • Shabbat Evening Services & Katz-Philips Blessing
    October 20, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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October 21, 2017
  • Torah Study and Services
    October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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October 22, 2017


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.