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.

From Where I Stand

We are engaged now in the ritual of the “changing of the calendars.” Not as formalized as the Brits’ “changing of the Guard”, but nevertheless, a poignant moment of recognition that yet another year has gone and a new one arrived. Now, of course, once we have fastened...

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From Where I Stand

Sukkot is my favorite holiday! In antiquity, Sukkot was so central in Jewish observance as to receive the additional moniker, “Heh-Chag – THE Festival.” In pre-Biblical times, Sukkot was a pagan harvest celebration. By the time the Torah was canonized it had become...

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January Services via Zoom

Friday Night Service
6:00 p.m. – Shabbat  Evening Service

Saturday Services
9:15 a.m.- Torah Study
10:30 a.m.- Shabbat Morning Service


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January 22, 2021
January 23, 2021
  • Virtual Torah Study
    January 23, 2021 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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  • Shabbat Morning Service
    January 23, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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January 25, 2021
January 27, 2021
January 28, 2021
  • Thursday Lunch with Rabbi Sherman
    January 28, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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