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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Sukkot Under the Stars Sept 23-27

Join us under the sukkah for a week of conversation and celebration! All events are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and are open to everyone. Refreshments are provided. Sunday, September 23 Hosted by Sisterhood Monday, September 24 LGBTQ Night Hosted by Maddie Fireman...

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Selichot Photo Show, Dinner & Service September 1

Learn about the tradition of Selichot and how it relates to the High Holy Days theme of transformation at Through the Lens of Renewal and Change, our 2018 Selichot program. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner, then move into a talk by Rabbi Reimer and...

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NCJW President Luncheon August 27

The President of the National Council of Jewish Women, Beatrice Kahn, will speak at a luncheon at Temple Sinai on Monday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Kahn will address NCJW's current priorities and challenges, as well as the opportunities for empwoerment,...

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

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

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October 19, 2018
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  • Torah Study and Services
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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