Covid-19 Update, as of July 23, 2021.

Pre-registration for Services and events is no longer required. We welcome an unlimited number of fully-vaccinated Temple Emanuel members and visitors. No physical distancing required. You will be asked to sign in for contact tracing purposes, if necessary. 

Questions, please contact Temple Administrator, Cynthia Silber by phone 336-722-6640 or by email


Religious School

Welcome to the 5782/2021-22 Temple Emanuel Religious School year. Our staff is very excited about the upcoming year. We are currently expecting to resume in-person classes on our first day back Sunday, August 29, 2021. The safety of our students and staff will always be our top priority. Religious School will follow all recommendations of the Temple Emanuel Covid-19 Recovery Task Force. We ask that families continue to be flexible as our ability to be in-person may change depending on factors beyond our control. We are opening registration with optimism that next year we’ll be at the synagogue enjoying bagel breakfasts together!

Our teachers are working hard to plan community building, engaging, Jewish educational experiences for our students and families. We hope to see you this Fall!

Please contact our Religious School Director at or 336- 722-6640 (ext. 102) if you have any questions.

Registration opens Sunday, May 16, 2021

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Religious School Calendar | 2021-22

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 | Our Schedule |

9:00 am Bagel Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome with Rabbi Mark Cohn

Grades K-3
9:45 am Class Time
10:30 am Tefillah (Prayer)
10:45 am Recess
11:00 am Class Time
12:00 pm Dismissal

Grades 4-8
9:45 am Class Time
10:30 am Recess
10:45 am Class Time
11:30 am Tefillah (Prayer)
12:00 pm Dismissal

| Curriculum – Judaica Focus |

Kindergarten and Grade 1 – Students will study Torah stories and the symbols in our synagogue.

Grades 2 and 3 – Students will do a study of Genesis and Exodus. 

Grades 4 and 5 – Students will do a study of the traditions and celebrations associated with Jewish holidays.

Grade 6 – Students will do an in-depth study of American Jewish history.

Grades 7 and 8 – Students will investigate their personal Jewish practices and do a unit on the Holocaust.   

| Mishpacha Sundays |

We have included one Mishpacha (family) Sunday on October 31 in place of our regular Religious School class days. We encourage our families to plan a special family activity on each of the Mishpacha Sundays. We hope each family will share photographs with us to highlight how they are working and playing together as a family. As we approach the first Mishpacha Sunday, you will find additional information in the weekly School Schmooze email.

| Temple Emanuel Hebrew Chai |

Our new Temple Emanuel Hebrew Chai is open for all of our high school students.

Students will meet once a month with Rabbi Mark to discuss timely matters from a Jewish perspective. In addition, as life allows, Rabbi Mark will be planning various get togethers throughout the year hopefully including some of the following – mitzvah projects, movies, speakers, community outreach opportunities and field trips. Any cost for these programs will be paid when parents register through ChaverWare. Students and parents will receive information about all upcoming programs.

UPCOMING Religious School EVENTS

Rel School-Faculty Orientation Sunday, August 22, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Rel School-Madrichim Training Sunday, August 22, 2021 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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1st Day of Rel School-Pancake Breakfast Sunday, August 29, 2021 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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