Covid-19 Update, as of December 27, 2021.

The Temple Emanuel COVID-19 Recovery Task Force consults with immunologist Dr. Steve Mizel and other medical professionals to develop our safety measures in response to COVID-19. Please note the following: Starting January 7, 2022, we will require a one-time proof of full vaccination (this includes the booster)—either your CDC vaccination card or a photo of the card—or a negative rapid test taken on the day of the event. We have reinstated mask-wearing at all temple events, inside the Education Building and administrative offices, and at all outdoor events when children are present. At Services, we welcome an unlimited number of fully-vaccinated Temple Emanuel members and visitors, but please be aware that physical distancing is required indoors. Pre-registration for Services is no longer required. You will still be able to join us virtually on LiveStream.

Questions, please contact our office at 336-722-6640 or by email.

Groups for Young and Older Adults



We invite you to come and experience Jewish Life on the campus of Wake Forest University (WFU).  The Office of Jewish Life links all the non-academic Jewish organizations and activities on campus. Many of our programs and activities are open to the entire community.

Please check out our website here and also join our weekly e-newsletter to learn what is happening on campus.

There are more than 300 Jewish undergraduate students on the Reynolda campus and up to another 100 Jewish graduate students in our graduate schools – Law, Business, and Medical Schools.

Our Hillel chapter is very active and often 30 – 60 Jewish students attend our weekly Shabbat dinners and at other social and religious events.

Our Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) WFU chapter was established in 2012, and most of the brothers are Jewish. We are active performing service projects on campus and in the community. We earned an award in 2019 for best fraternity on campus.

Our Students Supporting Israel (SSI) WFU chapter has been in existence for a few years and offers Israel advocacy and programming on campus.

Our L’Dor V’Dor Program has been connecting our Temple Emanuel Mavens and WFU Jewish students for 2 years now, with fun and meaningful events.  Contact Regina Lobree for more info

Our MazalWAKE Jewish pre-orientation program attendees meet with Temple Emanuel staff and community members the first week they are on campus (in mid-August) so the students can become familiar with all that the W-S Jewish community has to offer.

Our Interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Program (through WFU Academics) lists a wide variety of class offerings through numerous academic departments, taught by our outstanding professors. Contact Jewish Studies directly at

We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant and connected WFU Jewish community.

For more information, please contact:

Gail H. Bretan, Ph.D.
Director of Jewish Life
The Office of the Chaplain (Religious Life)
(336) 758-4056