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.

Special Focus Groups

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee (SAC) is engaged in the work of tikkun olam, making our world a better place. Our members seek to raise awareness, to educate and to mobilize the congregation concerning issues of social justice.  We are an open and inclusive group and invite all Temple Emanuel members to bring their ideas and participate in their areas of interest.  We also seek to form interfaith partnerships in our community work which fosters understanding and creates bonds that unite us and allow us to support one another.

Thanks to the generous donations made by Temple Emanuel members, our ongoing initiatives including the Moore School Food Pantry in partnership with Highland Presbyterian Church; Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement(TEEM) and Refugee Resettlement partnering with Knollwood Baptist Church have been powerful forums and programs for positive change in our community.

Through additional support for the Social Action Fund and the annual High Holy Days’ Tzedakah Fund, the SAC is able to support diverse agencies in our community who provide food, clothing, shelter, education, job training and medical care to our neighbors in need.  Those agencies include Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Crisis Control Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Veterans Helping Veterans Heal and The Shalom Project to name a few.

SAC is currently chaired by Jean Fromson and has dedicated members who bring their passion and experience to the group to develop initiatives that involve temple members in helping our neighbors improve their lives.

Please share your insights about working with organizations in our community as well as your ideas for social action projects with Jean Fromson, who can be reached by email at jeanfromson [at] gmail [dot] com. Upcoming events are listed below.

Current Project: Click here to learn about World Relief’s Refugee Resettlement Program, which the Social Action Committee is participating in. You can donate to Temple Emanuel’s Refugee Resettlement fund by clicking here.

UPCOMING Social Action Committee EVENTS

No events are currently scheduled for this group. Visit our Events page to see what else is going on at the Temple.