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

Worship Times

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High Holy Days Services / Program Info

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Yizkor Memorial Booklet

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Rosh HaShanah Night

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • 8:00 PM  • Evening Tefillah  •  Sanctuary

Rosh HaShanah First Day

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • 9:00 AM  •  Young Children’s Service  •  Sanctuary, Ages 0-6
  • 10:00 AM  •  Morning Service  •  Sanctuary
  • 10:00 AM •  Junior Congregation  •  Beit Knesset, Grades K-5  RSVP is CLOSED
  • 5:00 PM  •  Tashlikh  •  Reynolds Stream at bridge behind Reynolda Village

Rosh HaShanah Second Day

  • Friday, September 22, 2017  • Beta Verde 3733 Milhaven Rd, Winston-Salem, NC • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM • Nature walk with morning prayers by the water
  • 10:30 AM • The Evolution of Judaism? 
  • 11:45 AM • Brown Bag Lunch.  Drinks / dessert provided.
  • 12:30 PM  • Literary discussion of  “The Promise” by Chaim Potok.
  • 1:45 PM  • Closing ritual

To celebrate Creation and honor the Birthday of the World, we will visit Beta Verde, a local food project on a 16-acre urban farm. Bring your own dairy/parve lunch.

No charge. Drinks and desserts provided.  RSVP ONLINE by 9-18-17.

Shabbat Shuvah

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 • Sharing Shabbat and Personal Stories • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Temple Emanuel Social Hall
  • Reservations for dinner have closed, please join us at 7:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM • Catered Dinner • $15.00 adults/$8 children 10 & under
  • 7:00 PM • Kabbalat Shabbat prayers and kaddish
  • 7:15 PM • Speaker & Q&A
  • 8:15 PM • Dessert & Coffee

Fee for dinner only, no charge for services, program or dessert.

Sharing dinner catered by an local entrepreneur and immigrant from Egypt, who employees refugees and immigrants …Receiving Shabbat with music …Hearing fstories of acceptance or lack thereof.

Shabbat Shuvah
Saturday, September 23, 2017  • Moments with Paul Robeson at Temple Emanuel  • 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

  • 7:00 PM  • Performance with Jason McKinney as Paul Robeson and Chris Bagley as Lawrence Brown  •  Sanctuary
  • 9:00 PM  •  Oneg  •  Social Hall

Suggested Minimum Donations ($18 adults/$10 students) RSVP & PAY ONLINE or at the door

Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was a pro-football player, a singer, a civil rights activist, an actor,  and a lawyer.  Mr. Robeson dealt with matters of acceptance, and the lack thereof, in a myriad of ways.  Come hear parts of his story as sung and told by Jason McKinney and Christopher Bagley as they raise money for a trip to Israel where they will perform the show multiple times, benefiting the organization “One Family Together,” which supports families who have suffered at the hands of terror and violence.

Yom Kippur Night – Kol Nidre

  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  • 8:00 PM • Kol Nidre  •  Sanctuary

Yom Kippur

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • 9:00 AM •  Young Children’s Service  •  Sanctuary, Ages 0-6
  • 10:00 AM •  Morning Service  •  Sanctuary
  • 10:00 AM  •  Junior Congregation  •  Beit Knesset, Grades K-5 RSVP by 9-22-17
  • Afternoon Soul Expansion   •   Sanctuary and Social Hall
    1:00 PM Study of The Book of Ruth.
    2:00 PM Discussion of Isaac and Ishmael.
    3:00 PM
    Music and meditation, with music by local percussionist Bill Smith. 
  • 4:00 PM (approx.)  •   Afternoon Torah Service  •  Sanctuary
  • 5:00 PM (approx.)  •  Yom Kippur Yizkor Service  •  Sanctuary
  • 5:45 PM (approx.)  •  Neilah Service •  Sanctuary
  • 6:30 PM (approx.)  •  Havdalah and Break-the-Fast  •  Social Hall

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.


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, 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

Shabbat in the Woods

  • Third Saturday of the month • 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Location:  Bethania Black Walnut Trail (September 16)

Beginning on Saturday, August 19, 2017.  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.