New Orleans Rosenwald Film Screening

Special Presentation for Temple Sinai Watch this amazing film at home Friday, Feb. 19 – Sunday, Feb. 21. Then join us for an online panel discussion with film Writer, Producer and Director Aviva Kempner and our very own Bill Hess. Register here for access to the...

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...

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...

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand Andrea and I just figured out that we have cancelled four vacations this summer of COVID-19. There was the family gathering at a well- known beach resort near Charleston, South Carolina. It would have been such fun to all be together in a beautiful...

Capital Campaign

If you have driven by Temple Sinai recently, you may have noticed the giant crane lifting equipment onto the roof of the Calhoun Building and the Sanctuary, or seen the workman outside. This work has started because Temple Sinai’s fifty plus year old air conditioning...