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 New Rabbi Daniel Sherman

The Temple Sinai Search Committee and the Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Daniel Sherman has been enthusiastically and unanimously selected to serve as Temple Sinai's next Senior Rabbi. With a wealth of experience and contagious passion for...

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Rabbi Reimer Farewell Shabbat

Temple Sinai invites you to Shabbat services on Friday, May 10 as we bid farewell to our senior rabbi Matthew A. Reimer. At services and a special oneg, we'll honor Rabbi Reimer for his inspiring worship and deep dedication to the well-being of our congregants and the...

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Send a Purim Treat to Your Loved Ones at College

The Temple Sinai Cares Committee is sending a Purim treat to college students (and high school students away at boarding school) who are part of the Temple Sinai family. Please send the recipient's name and address by March 11 to TSCC@templesinaino.org, or call the...

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Temple Sinai 2019 Spring Gala

Join us as we honor our very own Cantor Joel Colman at the 2019 Temple Sinai Spring Gala, This is Your Life, Joel Colman on March 16, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. Joel has been our cantor for 20 years, and we are very excited to celebrate this milestone and to recognize Joel's...

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2018 Annual Giving Campaign

Donate here, or fill out this form and mail to Temple Sinai. Dear Temple Sinai Family, Temple Sinai is our sanctuary: our place to learn, connect, and engage. We celebrate inspirational and insightful worship, and have relevant and engaging programming. We make a...

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Susan Hess and Sandy Levy Earn Awards

Temple Sinai is extremely proud to announce that two of our members, Susan Hess and Sandy Levy, have recently been recognized for their many years of leadership and activism in the community. On October 15, Susan received the 2018 Hannah G. Solomon Award from the...

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High Holy Days 5779/2018 Information

The High Holy Days are almost here! The holiday season begins Saturday, September 1, with our Selichot program and dinner. Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, September 10, and Yom Kippur is Wednesday, September 19. For a complete schedule of our services, click here. Want to...

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Brotherhood Shabbat April 12

All are invited to a Brotherhood-led Shabbat on Friday, April 12 at 6:15 p.m. The evening will include Head, Heart and Soul, an interactive presentation showing how emotional and intellectual development progresses from birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, and...

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Brotherhood Happy Hour April 18

Unwind with Brotherhood at St. James Cheese Company on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.! Relax, get to know your fellow congregants, and enjoy a cheese platter (or two). Click here to RSVP.  

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2nd Night (April 20) & Interfaith LGBTQ (April 23) Seders

Join us at one (or both!) of our 2019 Passover seders: All are invited to Temple Sinai's annual second night seder on Saturday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m.! Celebrate the liberation of the Jewish people among friends new and old, while enjoying delicious food and exploring...

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Blessing of the Pets April 28

All creatures big and small are invited to our annual Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. in our auditorium! Bring your furry, scale-y, slithery friends for a special blessing by Cantor Colman. We'll also have a demonstration by Captain Linda Pailet...

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Musician Eliana Light At Shabbat May 3

Temple Sinai is excited to welcome Jewish educator and musician Eliana Light to Shabbat services on Friday, May 3! 6:00 p.m. Temple Toddlers Shabbat 6:15 p.m. Special Music Shabbat Post-Oneg Learning Session on the G!D Project Raised in Memphis, TN on soul music and...

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Friday – 5:00 p.m. Abbreviated Shabbat Services

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

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April 17, 2019
April 18, 2019
  • Brotherhood Happy Hour @ St. James Cheese Co.
    April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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April 19, 2019
April 20, 2019
April 21, 2019
April 22, 2019
April 23, 2019
  • Together New Orleans Meeting
    April 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • LGBTQ Interfaith Seder
    April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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