In-person Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin Friday, April 16 2021 at 6pm.

Registration is required.

Please read our Guide To Attending Services In-person HERE.


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

Worship Times

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Kabbalat Shabbat | 6:oo pm | Via Live Stream or In-person Join us as we receive the Sabbath with music and worship. Our Service will be led by Rabbi Mark Cohn and Cantorial Soloist Jason McKinney.

For the month of June, our In-person Kabbalat Shabbat Services will be outdoors in the Temple Emanuel Parking Lot! Pre-registration is recommended. Services will continue to be available via LiveStream.

Reservations are required and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  All applicable COVID-19 precautions will be in place with a maximum registration capacity of 50 fully-vaccinated members (in case we need to shift indoors for inclement weather). If the weather is clear, even if you have not registered, please feel free to bring a chair and join us in the Parking Lot for Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Be sure to check out the Guide For Attending Services for more information on requirements and what in-person services will look like. For each Shabbat Service, registration will be open from Monday, 12 noon through Friday 10am, preceding the Service. If you have registration questions or cannot register online, contact Temple Administrator, Cynthia Silber by phone 336-722-6640 or by email

Click here to register for the Friday, June 18, 2021 Service.


Celebrate Havdallah for 0-8 year olds and their families

Saturday, May 22 | 5:00 PM | Reynolda Gardens

All of our families with children ages 0-8 are invited to join Rabbi Mark for our new in-person once a month Havdallah. The first get together will be this Saturday, May 22, at 5 PM in Reynolda Gardens. Directions:

    • We meet under the trees on the lawn, south of the Reynolda House (not the actual gardens with flowers, herbs, etc) Google Map
    • If you’re driving north on Reynolda Road, enter through the gates opposite the Graylyn entrance (near the new pedestrian crosswalk). There is diagonal parking along that driveway. The trees are right there.


Shabbat Morning Service and Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah

Saturdays | 10:00 AM | LiveStream

On the following Shabbat mornings, we will celebrate Shabbat and the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah of

Elia Jaffe  May 29, 2021
David Thiel December 4, 2021
Elijah Jeroslow March 12, 2022
Skyler Segal April 2, 2022
Braedon Silaghi April 9, 2022
Matthew Clayman May 28, 2022
Sloane Terlecki June 11, 2022
Zev Bardon July 30, 2022
Adam James Friedman September 3, 2022
Jacob Koerner September 10, 2022
Juliet Emmerich September 17, 2022



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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.