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.
Since July, 2001, Rabbi Mark Cohn has served as the rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Rabbi Mark” as he is known in the community balances a variety of rabbinic duties for our active congregation along with communal engagements as a clergy member in Winston-Salem, where he works intentionally and intensively on social justice matters that effect the region. Born and raised in northern California, he grew up among redwoods, environmental sensitivity, a deep sense of Zionism, and active Jewish living – all of which grounded him in his current pursuit of a meaningful, engaged Jewish life.
His formal education comes from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A. History, 1990), Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA (M.A. History, 1993), and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, Israel & Cincinnati, OH (M.A.H.L., 1997, Rabbinic Ordination, 1998) and his informal education, equally as significant, comes from being a loving family member, friend, and gardener.