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.


The Lamed Center

The Lamed Center for Learning, Laughing, and Living

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, Temple Emanuel rededicated the original sanctuary space as The Lamed Center for Learning, Laughing, and Living in loving memory of Robyn and Michael Block. Funding for the Lamed Center was redirected from the Youth Scholar in Residence Fund that was established to memorialize Robyn and Michael who died in a car accident in February 1997. The Center is designed to modernize and enhance the Temple’s learning and programming spaces for congregants of all ages.
Lamed stands at the root of the Hebrew words for teaching (Limud), and learning (Lomed). Love of learning is central to Judaism and to the purpose of this space.

The room features a large-scale screen, high-definition projection, and an excellent sound system capable of projecting digital media from DVDs as well as streaming. There is a stage for performances. It has updated lighting and décor, and comfortable seating for medium-sized groups (25-75 people). In addition, there is a “smart board”, which is a touch-sensitive whiteboard that allows for modern, interactive, web-enabled teaching.

This welcoming and flexible space is available for educational programs, meetings, movies, and other functions that are too small for the main sanctuary and too big for the library.

Rabbi Mark performs in the Lamed Center

A big crowd in the Lamed Center.