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About Us

Who We Are

Temple Sinai, founded in 1870, is the largest congregation in the State of Louisiana and the oldest Reform one. Temple Sinai is proud of our history of inspired rabbinic leadership committed to Tikkun Olam. The Congregation has an historic tradition of serving the spiritual needs of its diverse membership. Our professional and lay leaders strive to create a congregation that seeks to be 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.

Our rich history includes a strong tradition of providing quality Jewish programming in the community. The Temple seeks to develop and maintain successful programs which address the history, language, music, theology, and other aspects of Jewish culture. From pre-school through adulthood, the Congregation desires to establish programs that educate and entertain its members in these important areas of Jewish life.

Temple Sinai is constantly striving to build a community that stretches beyond the walls of the synagogue. Through our active affiliates: Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Youth Group, Young Family Havurah, and Older Adults Havurah, and our committed lay committees such as Outreach, Social Action and Worship and Ritual, we provide cultural, intellectual and educational programs and activities for all our members.

Congregation Temple Sinai now counts more than 550 families as members and hosts a vibrant and inclusive religious school. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or Congregation Temple Sinai, of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community – a place to call home.


Our educational programs are first-class.   Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning from our religious school, Torah Study and Adult education. We also host the Marion B. Steeg Library wherein our members may check out books at no charge.

Prayer & Worship

With a Senior Rabbi, Senior Cantor and Rabbi Emeritus, we offer a dynamic blend of worship opportunities that span from the small and intimate to grand classical services incorporating music from our historic pipe organ. Our main sanctuary, constructed in 1928, provides a truly
awe-inspiring space in which to practice Jewish ritual life.

Now, as always,  Congregation Temple Sinai is your home.

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782