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Temple Emanuel is a Jewish home of worship, study and gathering, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Worship Times

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First Friday Shabbat and Potluck Dinner

  • First Friday of Each Month  •  6:00 PM 
  • Temple Sanctuary

Called our monthly “ShabbatLuck,” we gather for an hour-long Kabbalat Shabbat (receiving the Sabbath) service and a Torah service, followed by a dairy/parve potluck dinner and Oneg.

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Friday Shabbat

  • All other Fridays  •  7:30 PM
  • September through May
  • Temple Sanctuary

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat (receiving the Sabbath) service, filled with music, prayer, a Torah service and an opportunity to celebrate creation.  The service will be followed by an Oneg, providing refreshments and another opportunity to build relationships with members, guests and visitors.

Summer Friday Shabbat

  • Every Friday (except First Friday “ShabbatLuck”)
  • Pre-service Oneg  •  5:30 PM
  • Kabbalat Shabbat  •  6:00 PM
  • June, July and August
  • Temple Sanctuary

During the summer time, we gather at 5:30 PM for a Pre-service “wine-and-cheese” Oneg, followed by Shabbat service “in the round” at 6:00 PM, with a Torah reading service.

Saturday Shabbat Worship

Shabbat morning services will be held when we have a bar or bat mitzvah or when there is a special program.  Upcoming Shabbat Morning Services at 10:00 AM in the Temple Sanctuary:

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Bar Mitzvah of Nick Morang
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Bar Mitzvah of Jack Bloomfield
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Bar Mitzvah of Max Drucker
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Cronan
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Bat Mitzvah of Zoe Friedel

Saturday in the Woods

  • Third Saturday of the month • 4:45 PM
  • Location:  to be announced

We will walk, meditate, sing, pray, hear a story and mark Havdalah – outdoors in nature.  This Shabbat celebration is appropriate for all ages.


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From the rabbi

Jews set up three things when they establish a community: a cemetery, a school, and a synagogue. One is to handle the inevitable, one is to provide for the future and one is to gather. And gather is what we do. For all of the cycles of life and the holy days and moments of our communal life.

We are very proud of our Jewish history and community here in Winston-Salem. We welcome you to our website and would love to welcome you to our physical site as well if you are in search of exploring Jewish life here in the Twin City.

–Rabbi Mark Cohn

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We would love to welcome you to our congregational family. Please read more about joining Temple Emanuel, contact our membership chair, or call the temple office at (336) 722-6640.