Masks are now optional for services and events in the Sanctuary Building, but are still required in the Education Building (Office, Preschool, Religious School). Please visit the COVID-19 Resources page for the latest COVID guidelines for Temple Emanuel.
Questions, please contact our office at 336-722-6640 or by email.
RSVP Links will be posted as they become available. Please contact the office for more information, or if you have any questions.
*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events are subject to change. Be sure to check the weekly Staying Connected email for any announcements.
Saturdays, May 7, 14; June 4, during Shabbat Morning Moadon (10 AM – 11:30 AM)
It is customary on the Shabbatot of the Omer (between Pesach and Shavuot) to study from the Pirkei Avot (ethical teachings of the Rabbis of Old). We will spend the morning looking at selections from a designated film in light of relevant teachings from the Pirkei Avot. Taught by Rabbi Mark Cohn, and Renata Jackson, Professor of Cinema Studies at UNCSA. On May 7, there will be a special teaching by artist Naomi Greenberg.
Films will include:
To Kill a Mockingbird (4/23), Golda (4/30), Chariots of Fire (5/14), and The Ten Commandments (6/4).
7 PM—Musical Shabbat & Celebration of Rabbi Mark Cohn
Come share in a Shabbat service honoring Rabbi Mark. We will be joined by special guest musician Yoel Sykes (of Nava Tehila fame) and TE’s very own Levitical Choir as we look back on the last twenty years of our temple’s history and how Rabbi Mark has shaped so much of it. A special oneg will follow. RSVP Here.
5 – 8 PM —We will celebrate Rabbi Mark Cohn with a dinner and “Family Southern Hoedown” at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. Come on down for Havdalah, games, and a dinner for the whole family! RSVP Here.
Paper Midrash Residency at Temple Emanuel
We celebrate God’s giving us Torah and our receiving these holy words, with study during Leil Tikkun Shavuot.
6:00 PM Bring Your Own Dairy Dinner & Dessert
7:00 PM Havdalah, Welcome Shavuot
7:15 PM “Revelation and the Hero Code” – led by Isaac and Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik of Paper Midrash
8:15 PM “Torah Study with Knives” (30 people maximum, high school age and older). RSVP is Required. RSVP Here
10:00 AM Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor, reading the Ten Commandments from the Tablets.
11:00 AM Bagels & Nosh — RSVP is required. Register here.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM It’ll be a BANNER day. Creating three “Fingerprint Mosaic” banners with Paper Midrash. During this intergenerational program, individuals and families are invited to do as much (or as little) as they like – all materials included – we just need YOU! This is a formatted as a “drop-in” experience.
Temple Emanuel is proud to offer a wide variety of small groups this Spring. Groups marked with an asterisk are proposed groups that will need to meet its minimum number of registrants before scheduling can happen. If you would like to lead a small group, or if you have any questions, please contact our Engagement Coordinator or call the office at (336) 722-6640.
7:30 PM—Temple Emanuel Teachers: “Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin on the Song of Songs (A Passover Tradition)” Watch Archived Stream on YouTube.
In addition to the Megillat Esther, there are four other megillot (scrolls) that are read on various holidays. On Passover, we read Shir HaShirim, The Song of Songs. What is Shir HaShirim? Why was this book of love poetry included in the Hebrew Bible? Why is it read at Passover? How has the Jewish tradition read this book? How have modern readers interpreted it? Why should we read it now? Join Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin, Emeritus Professor of English and Professor of the Study of Religions at WFU, Rabbi of Temple Israel in Salisbury and formerly at Temple Emanuel, as he explores these and many other topics. This is the perfect opportunity to discover a piece of our literary tradition that deserves to be better known in our community.
10 AM—Last Day of Passover Morning Service with Yizkor, including artwork from the David Moss Haggadah. Click here to watch the archived stream.
Yom HaShoah v’HaG’veurah Service and Program. Watch the archived recording here. Service starts 11 minutes in, music starts 38 minutes in.
7 PM—Service in remembrance of the Shoah victims and those who served in the Resistance.
7:30 PM—Musical presentation with Jason and Karon McKinney, accompanied by professional local musicians.
We ask that you donate to the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, in memory of Guy Blynn (z”l), temple member and Holocaust educator.
7 PM—Tribute to Rabbi Mark Cohn with Mike Backfield and Bobby Stern, in-person in the Lamed Center
Join us for a presentation of a special tribute video to Rabbi Mark from the B’nei Mitzvah students who studied under him. Mike Backfield and Bobby Stern will present the video to Rabbi Mark and say a few words about the Rabbi as well.
View the video here.
6:30 PM—TEMPLE EMANUEL FUNDRAISING PRESENTS: Dinner & a Movie Night, Featuring Shrek.
In-person at Black Diamond Farm (4235 Spainhour Mill Road, Tobaccoville, NC). RSVP Here.
Come on down to Black Diamond Farm for hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, followed by a screening of everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek! Tickets are $40 per adult at $15 per child (12 and under). All proceeds go to Temple Emanuel. Sponsored by Hilary and Daryl Kosloske.
6 PM—Celebration of Education Shabbat
Join us as we celebrate our teachers, educators, and faculty with a special Shabbat service. We will welcome the Sabbath Bride with song, prayer, and Torah. View the archived recording here.
9 AM – 12 PM—Religious School End-of-Year Celebration and Sisterhood Bingo. Ask yourself: when was the last time you played bingo? Sisterhood wants to help you scratch that itch! Join Religious School families and the rest of our Jewish community as we celebrate the end of the school year with a Family Bingo Bonanza! $2 gets you a reusable bingo card for the event, with pizza and prizes for all! Religious School families do not need to pay to play. RSVP here.