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

Worship Times

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Rosh HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah Night-Sunday 29, September/ 1 Tishrei 

  • 7:30 PM Evening Tefilah (Prayer), Sanctuary, followed by festive Oneg

Rosh HaShanah First Day-Monday 30 September/ 1 Tishrei 

  • 9:00 AM Young Children’s Service (0-6 years of age), Sanctuary
  • 10:00 AM Morning Service, Sanctuary
  • 10:00 AM Junior Congregation (Grades K-5), The Lamed Center
  • 5:00 PM Tashlikh, Reynolds Stream Bridge at Reynolda Village

Download The 2019/5780 High Holy Days Programs and Schedule Mailer Here



Rosh HaShanah Second Day-Tuesday, October 1/  2 Tishrei 

Celebrate the Creation of the World at Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve. Come enjoy a time that fuses prayer, study, walking, and eating on a beautiful property. We will discuss the timely and insightful call to action ” We Are The Weather” by Johnathan Safran Foer, in which he explores reasonable and necessary lifestyle changes as a part of doing Earth Teshuvah (repentance). Venue is easily accessible for those with mobility challenges.

  • Event Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Cost: $20 for ages 12 and older, $10 for ages 3-12, free ages 2 and younger
  • Location: 238 Minglewood Rd. Westfield, NC 27053 (Near Mt. Airy)
  • RSVP and Pay by Tuesday, September 24

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Night/ Kol Nidre- Tuesday, 8 October/10 Tishrei

  • 7:30 PM Kol Nidre Service, Sanctuary

Yom Kippur Morning-Wednesday, 9 October/ 10 Tishrei

  • 9:00 AM Young Children’s Service (0-6 years of age), Sanctuary
  • 10:00 AM Yom Kippur Morning Service, Sanctuary
  • 10:00 AM Junior Congregation (Grades K-5), The Lamed Center

Download The 2019/5780 High Holy Days Programs and Schedule Mailer Here

Yom Kippur Day-Wednesday, 9 October/ 10 Tishrei

Afternoon Soul Expansion* 

  • 1:15-2:30 PM How can we love our neighbor (let alone ourselves or our enemies!?) if we cannot tell our story?
  • 2:30-3:45 PM Rabbi Mark Cohn and Rev. Kelly Carpenter shar a take followed by a collection of voices and musicians presenting a narrative songs of love…for yourself, your neighbor, your enemy.
  • 4:00 PM Afternoon Torah Service, Sanctuary
  • 5:00 PM Yom Kippur Yizkor Service, Sanctuary
  • 5:45 PM Neilah Service, Sanctuary
  • 6:30 PM Havdalah and Break-the-Fast nosh, hosted by Temple Emanuel Sisterhood, Social Hall

*Start and End times are approximate.

First Friday Shabbat Services and Periodic Shabbat Dinners 

  • First Friday of Each Month  • 6:00 PM     Temple Sanctuary 

On the first Friday of each month, we will continue Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:00PM. After nearly 3 years we bid adieu to our First Friday Shabbat-Luck Potluck style Dinners. In lieu of the potluck style first Friday dinners we will be having periodic Shabbat Dinners throughout the year. Our new Shabbat Dinners will be sponsored by one of our committees or groups. There will be a cost for dinner and the net proceeds will support the initiatives of that group.

Upcoming Shabbat Dinners:

  • Friday, September 6, 2019 with Scholar-in-Residence Elana Zaiman, sponsored by Lifelong Learning



Summer Friday Shabbat

  • Every Friday (except First Friday)
  • Early Oneg Shabbat  •  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 Early “wine-and-cheese” Oneg, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat service “in the round” at 6:00 PM, with a Torah reading service.

Tot Shabbat  ** NEW **

  • Third Friday of the month  •  6:00 PM
  • September through May
  • Temple Sanctuary

Tot Shabbat has returned to Temple Emanuel.  This 30 minute service is geared to families with young children, toddlers, and babies. Rabbi Mark Cohn will make this an enjoyable and meaningful experience for everyone.  We will resume on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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.

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, November 16, 2019 – Bar Mitzvah of Zach Silverman

Shabbat in the Woods

  • Meets Quarterly on the Third Saturday of the month • 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Location:  Bethania Black Walnut Trail
  • Upcoming dates:  2019:  July 20, October 19;  2020:  January 18, April 18

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.