NOLA’s Temple Sinai to broadcast, stream High Holy Days services

The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana announced that High Holy Days services at Temple Sinai in New Orleans will be accessible on the radio and internet for members of the Jewish community who are unable to attend services.

The Ferber Family of Houma Foundation, a supporting foundation of JEF, has been underwriting radio broadcasts of Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre services since 1998. Dora Ferber, who was a native of Houma, but had many friends in New Orleans and was a member of Temple Sinai, started funding the broadcasts during her lifetime. “Although Dora is no longer with us, the legacy she created continues to support this project,” said JEF Executive Director Sandy Levy.

Services will also be live streamed at by Sandy Levy, her son Jonathan Levy, and daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Scott Neustadter through the Levy Family Donor Advised Fund at JEF. “When we realized that homebound community members could have the opportunity to not only listen to these services, but also be able to view them live on the internet, my family and I jumped at the chance to help make this happen,” said Sandy Levy.

“We are grateful to the Ferber Family of Houma Foundation and to the Levy family for their generous underwriting of this project,” said EllenRae Shalett, Executive Director of Temple Sinai.

Audio broadcasts will be on WRBH-FM (88.3) or online on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for Rosh Hashanah and Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. for Kol Nidre. Live streaming will be here on those dates, as well as the 10 a.m. service and 2 p.m. young family service on Oct. 3 for Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur live streaming on Oct. 12 will begin with the morning service at 10 a.m., young family service at 2 p.m., afternoon service at 3 p.m. and Yizkor/Neilah at 4 p.m.