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

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Friday Shabbat

  • All other Fridays  •  7:30 PM
  • Temple Sanctuary

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.

Summer Friday Shabbat

  • Every Friday (except First Friday “Shabbat-luck”)
  • Pre-service Oneg  •  5:30 PM
  • Kabbalat Shabbat  •  6:00 PM
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day
  • Temple Sanctuary

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.

Saturday Shabbat Worship

  • First Saturday of Each Month  •  9:00 AM
  • Temple Library

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service.

Saturday Shabbat Learning

  • Various Saturdays throughout the year  •  10:00 AM (usually)
  • Temple Library (usually)

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.


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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.