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.

Recap of Religious School Trip to Birmingham

Our 8th and 9th graders were joined by students from Touro Synagogue, Gates of Prayer, Beth Israel in Jackson, MS and B'nai Zion in Shreveport, LA for a trip to Birmingham to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. This very special trip occurs...

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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,...

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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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Brotherhood Meetings January 27 & 29

Just a month into 2019, Brotherhood already has several projects in the works! Come to their January 27 or January 29 meeting as they continue planning the annual Brotherhood Bingo fundraiser, involvement with Chavurah@Sinai, and more! The January 27 meeting will...

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Sisterhood Shabbat January 26

This year's Sisterhood Shabbat Service and potluck luncheon will be Saturday, January 26 at 10:15 a.m. If you would like to bring a dish for the luncheon, contact Judith Custer at judithrcuster@aol.com or (504) 269-9228 to let her know what you will be bringing so she...

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A Celebration of Peace January 18-21

Temple Sinai, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, and Masjidur Rahim mosque invite you to A Celebration of Peace: Unity in Community, an MLK weekend event promoting peace and unity. FRIDAY, JANUARY 1812:30 p.m. Jumah prayer and lunch at Masjidur Rahim6:15...

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Brotherhood Lunch with Rabbi Cohn January 17

Join Brotherhood for a special lunch with Rabbi Emeritus Ed Cohn at Pascal's Manale on Monday, January 17 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The meal will be $34. RSVP to the office at (504) 861-3693, or email Cara at clahr@templesinaino.org.

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Friday – 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Services 

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

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  • JEF Dinner Honoring Sandy Levy
    March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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