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 Kids and Teens

Jewish Camps

Temple Emanuel wholeheartedly supports the Jewish summer camping experience. We know that children who attend Jewish youth programs grow up to strengthened adult Jewish engagement and a more fulfilling academic experience in high school and beyond.

A 2011 report from The Jewish Week magazine found that camp alumni, when compared to other Jews of similar family, educational, and denominational backgrounds, show higher levels of Jewish engagement in everything from ritual observance, to Jewish charitable giving, to marrying within the faith.


Behaviors on which camp has the greatest impact include: emotional attachment to Israel (55 percent higher for camp alumni), attending synagogue at least monthly (45 percent higher), and always/usually lighting Shabbat candles (37 percent). Camp alumni are 30 percent more likely to donate to Jewish Federations and 26 percent more likely to affiliate with synagogues.

Our temple provides opportunities for funding assistance for families interested in Jewish youth programs. Contact the Temple Emanuel office regarding the Helen and Joe Davis Fund, or the Temple Emanuel Sisterhood at

North Carolina offers a variety of Jewish camping experiences:

Camp Blue Star

Camp Judea
Sponsored by Hadassah

Six Points Sports Academy
Union for Reform Judaism

North Carolina also has a number of Jewish Day Camps:

Camp Mindy
Levine JCC Charlotte

Camp Ruach
Asheville JCC

Camp Shelanu
Charlotte and Dick Levin JCC-Durham

Camp JCC
Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary

Learn More

To learn more about Jewish camps throughout the country, we recommend using the Foundation for Jewish camps website to help you narrow your search: