Called our monthly “Shabbat-luck,” we gather for an hour-long Kabbalat Shabbat (receiving the Sabbath) service followed by a dairy/parve potluck dinner and Oneg.
Join us for a Torah reading on the second and fourth Friday nights of the month. Those nights with Torah reading feature slightly more “traditional” music from our Temple Emanuel customs and melodies.
During the summer time, we gather at 5:30 PM for a wine-and-cheese Oneg, followed by Shabbat service “in the round” at 6:00 PM.
Join us for Shabbat Morning Service.
Join us for Torah Study at 10:00 AM to explore relevant themes as we approach significant Jewish holidays throughout the year during: the month preceding Rosh HaShanah, the month preceding Hanukkah, the month preceding Pesach, and the six weeks between Pesach and Shavuot.
We’ll enjoy Bib’s Downtown BBQ chicken dinner and fixings (vegetarian option available), change the Torah covers and chant prayers to prepare us for the High Holy Days.
To celebrate Creation and honor the Birthday of the World, we will visit Elkin Creek Vineyard to offer prayers alongside the confluence of Elkin & Grassy Creeks, to study the importance of vineyards in Jewish tradition, and to hear the story of how two of our temple members wound up, with their friends, as owners of this vineyard in the middle of Surry County. Bring your own dairy/parve lunch to Elkin Creek Vineyard and Winery. Drinks and desserts provided. RSVP by 9-30.
Receiving Shabbat with music…Sharing dinner at one of Winston-Salem’s finest restaurants that uses local foods…Hearing from an outspoken leader and an advocate for justice in the local community: Imam Khalid Griggs of the Community Mosque of Winston-Salem and Associate Chaplain of Muslim Students at WFU. Sometimes we simply need to hear from one who has lived and been exposed to ideas and realities to which most of us are not privy for us to confront places of comfort or tension within our own souls. Fee for dinner only, no charge for services, program and dessert.
Last year we enjoyed Minglewood Farm so much we want to go back! Though the format will be similar (with time for prayer, nature walk, and good local food), our focus this year will draw on the themes of tension & comfort and how that plays out for our daily living, farm life, and connecting with the earth. Our goal will be to find renewal and comfort on this Shabbat as we are hosted by Bill and Marjorie Imus who have been pioneers in Surry and Stokes Counties with preserving local farms for growing produce consumed in our region. Accessible for most of those with walking difficulties.
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On the first Friday of each month...One hour Kabblat Shabbat service, followed by potluck dinner.More Information Register
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