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 Executive Director Liz Yager

We are pleased to announce that Liz Yager has joined Temple Sinai as Executive Director. Liz brings over 30 years of marketing and non-profit management experience to Temple Sinai. Most recently, she was Development Director for the Jefferson Council on Aging, where...

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Announcing New Director of Education Avital Ostfield

Dear Temple Sinai Family, It is with great pleasure that we announce that Avital Ostfield is Temple Sinai's new Director of Education, effective as of August 1, 2018. We couldn't have found a better match in an educator. Avital will help us achieve the goals that our...

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Musical Family Havdalah July 21

We had a blast at our our Musical Family Havdalah on July 21! A dozen families came out to enjoy the musical stylings of Miriam Greenbaum Solomon, a meaningful service led by Rabbi Reimer, and a delicious dinner of pizza and salad. Thank you to...

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Sinai Summer News

Temple Sinai has been very busy this June! First, we hosted Pulitzer and Emmy award-winning WWL-TV investigative reporter Mike Perlstein at our June 8 Shabbat service, where he gave a talk titled "How the News Media Has Never Been More...

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Temple Sinai Kicks Off Summer 2018

Summer 2018 at Temple Sinai started off with a bang! First we had our Religious School closing assembly, where students received awards and parents, students, and staff celebrated another year of fun and learning. On May 19, our Confirmation students wowed...

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Interfaith NOLA Tricentennial Prayer Service

On April 17, the New Orleans Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and indigenous communities joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the St. Louis Cathedral for a special tricentennial service to celebrate New Orleans' diverse heritage and affirm the importance of...

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Temple Sinai Spring Gala 2018

On Saturday, March 3, Temple Sinai held its annual gala presented this year in honor of three couples for their years of service and friendship to Temple Sinai and the greater New Orleans community: Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel and John Haspel, Pamela...

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May 2018 Interfaith Program

Do Justice: Meaning and Action Across Our Traditions, a free social justice-themed course with Temple Sinai, St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, and Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, will be held the first four Wednesdays in May (May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23)...

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Our Souls & Bellies Were Full: Passover 2018

This Passover, Temple Sinai held three seders, one Religious School Passover Experience, and one Hebrew School Matzah Factory workshop! We would like to thank Tracey and Mike Dodd for opening their home for our young professionals seder; Rouses...

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Religious School Consultant to Visit Temple Sinai

Save the Date - from the Religious School Committee Dear Temple Sinai: A strong religious school is vital not only for attracting young families but also for creating Temple Sinai’s future leaders and congregants. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to...

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Senior Outreach Luncheon April 3

Temple Sinai Sisterhood invites seniors to "A Jazzy Jewish Luncheon," their annual Robert L. Kohlmann Senior Outreach Program, on Wednesday, April 3 at noon at Temple Sinai. The luncheon is free, and will feature live music from the Panorama Trio. Please RSVP by...

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Sisterhood Meeting March 24

Planning for Sisterhood's annual Attic Sale is already underway! Join Sisterhood in organizing one of Temple Sinai's largest fundraisers at their next meeting on Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the temple.  

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Brotherhood Meetings March 24 & 26

Join Brotherhood at a monthly meeting as we discuss our annual bingo event, Brotherhood Shabbat (April 12), and leadership opportunities! Our 10:00 a.m. March 24 and 7:00 p.m. March 26 meetings will have the same agenda, so attend the time that works for you. RSVP...

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Brotherhood Lunch with Rabbi Reimer March 13

Enjoy some delicious Moroccan and Middle Eastern fare while getting to know Rabbi Reimer and your fellow Sinai members! Come to Brotherhood's lunch with Rabbi Reimer on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Casablanca Restaurant. The meal will be $35. For...

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General Brotherhood Meetings February 17 & 19

Join us as we continue planning our involvement with Chavurah@Sinai and the Anti-Defamation League, and more! Our February 17 and February 19 meetings will have the same agenda, so attend the time that works for you. RSVP below: February 17 Meeting February 19...

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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 18, 2019
  • Brotherhood Happy Hour @ St. James Cheese Co.
    April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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