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...

10,000 Conversations Project

A CALL TO ACTION It is only fitting that the Social Action Committee should start its work in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our community is struggling. We need not recount here the misery that this terrible natural disaster has wrought in the lives of each one...

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...

GiveNOLA Day Success

Temple Sinai is so appreciative of all the support we received throughout the GiveNOLA Campaign. We had 52 donors and raised over 80% of our $5000 goal. The funds raised are vital in ensuring that we are able to sustain all our services and operational needs. GiveNOLA...

Passover 5780

Jnola Seder Hagaddah FRIDAY, APRIL 10 4:45 p.m. TEMPLE TODDLER SERVICE 6:15 p.m. SHABBAT EVENING SERVICE- via Zoom for the Sabbath of Passover SATURDAY, APRIL 11 9:00 a.m. TORAH STUDY via Zoom 10:15 a.m. SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE- – via Zoom for the Sabbath of...

Limmud NOLA eFestival 2020

Experience Limmud 2020 virtually. Sign up for your sessions The first ever eFestival features dozens of presenters teaching on the most interesting and important Jewish ideas today. Connect with Jewish community, cultivate your curiosity and expand your horizons, all...

Adult Education Classes

WEDNESDAY EVENING ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES AT TEMPLE SINAI 6:30PM IN THE MARION B. STEEG TEMPLE LIBRARY Opening the Gates of Prayer: How to Get Even More out of Shabbat Services Rabbi Daniel Sherman February 12, 2020 This class will be an Introduction to Jewish...