“Our goals are tied directly to those elaborated on by the Rabbis so many years ago in Pirkei Avot, “The world stands on three things:  Torah, worship, and deeds of loving-kindness”


Thanks for making Temple Emanuel’s Casino Night Fundraiser a huge success and a fun night for all.  Your support of Temple Emanuel is greatly appreciated.

Passover Second Night Community Seder,

Saturday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

RSVP / pre-payment required by April 20. Adults, Members: $25, Non-Members: $45 Children: 3-12, $10

Click to RSVP via ChaverWeb or call the Temple office 336-722-6640.

Last Day of Passover Morning Service with Yizkor, Friday, April 29, 9:00 a.m.

Temple Emanuel Congregational Retreat – now in Winston Salem!

Friday, April 29 – Saturday, April 30

Still a Shabbaton for us to connect with our spirituality, each other, Judaism, music, the natural world, and God…

BUT now with: No cost! Minimal travel distance! (at Temple Emanuel and Miller Park) and Flexible time commitment!

Thanks to the donors to Rabbi Mark’s Discretionary Fund which funded this retreat.

Attend any or all programs and services listed below (no cost, but RSVP required for the Saturday dinner to ensure adequate food.)

All ages welcome.

Featuring: Artist-in-Residence, Dan Nichols

One of the most dynamic, influential and beloved Jewish musicians in North America. Dan’s melodies are a part of worship services at Temple Emanuel and countless Jewish communities

Retreat Schedule:

Friday Evening, April 29: Connecting with the Soul of Shabbat at Temple Emanuel

  • 7:30 p.m.              Kabbalat Shabbat: Featuring our artist-in-residence, Dan Nichols

Saturday Morning, April 30: Connecting with our Souls on Shabbat at Temple Emanuel

  • 9:00 a.m.             Choose: Yoga with Nikki Kourpias or Art with Naomi Greenberg
  • 10:30 a.m.           Break
  • 10:45 a.m.           Tefillah: An experiential and meaningful morning service with Torah reading
  • 12:00 p.m.           Kiddush luncheon
  • 12:30 p.m.           Interactive workshop with Dan Nichols

Saturday evening, April 30: Connecting with each other having been blessed by Shabbat

  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.     Congregational Chicken Pickin’ at Miller Park Shelter #1, 400 Leisure Lane. [Rain Location: Temple Emanuel]

Enjoy catered BBQ dinner in the park, havdalah, Dan Nichols concert, and dessert. Entree options: BBQ chicken, hamburgers, vegetarian.

No cost but RSVPs required for dinner so we have adequate food! Without your RSVP, we will not be able to serve you dinner.

Click to RSVP via ChaverWeb or call the Temple office 336-722-6640.


Holocaust Remembrance in Statesville,

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Congregation Emanuel, 206 Kelly St, Statesville, Rabbi Mark and Margot Lobree among the presenters.


Yom HaShoah Remembrance,

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. Film and discussion of 1955 French documentary Night and Fog. See flyer for details and to donate to “The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous,” in Guy Blynn’s memory. Sponsored by Brotherhood.


Yom HaZikaron to Yom HaAztmaut Program

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Join us for prayers, poetry, and reflections taking us from the solemnity of Israel’s Memorial Day to the sheer joy of Israel’s Independence Day.


Saturday, June 11 We celebrate God’s giving us the Torah and our receiving these holy words. Since words are only made with letters, we will study the 2 Hebrew letters in depth, using different media.

  • 7:00 p.m. Dairy oneg
  • 7:30 Havdalah and opening ceremony
  • 8:00-9:15 p.m. Learning and Creating with Mike Backfield and Naomi Greenberg
  • 9:30-10:45 p.m. To Infinity and Beyond with Letters with Rabbi Mark Cohn

Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor, Sunday, June 12, 9:00 a.m.



for The March – April 2016 Bulletin

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New Shabbat Schedule

Over the years, we have adjusted our Shabbat worship times to reflect the needs and desires of our congregation. The bottom line: whenever services are, our role is to sanctify and beautify Shabbat. May we join together whenever possible to create an atmosphere of holiness and joy each week.

Friday Shabbat Services:
Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Sabbath–Friday evening)

  • Shabbat Luck (Service @ 6:00 p.m., Potluck Dinner @ 7:00 p.m.)
    First Friday of month (year-round)
  • All other Fridays, 7:30 p.m., followed by oneg (September – May)
    Torah Service with slightly more traditional tunes on second and fourth Fridays.  NO Services at Temple on April 22, Passover.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat in the Round, (June-August), except First Fridays.
    Wine and Cheese oneg @ 5:30 p.m., Service @ 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Shabbat Worship and Learning:

Shabbat Morning

Worship, 9:00 a.m. Including Kaddish and Kiddush, First Saturday of month

Saturday Torah Study

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Library (except where noted)

April 23: No Torah Study at Temple Emanuel. First day of Passover.

April 30: No Torah Study. Join the Congregational Retreat programs and worship.

We are roughly 270 families …


… which adds up to about 600 people who have committed themselves to assuring a Jewish place in our fine city of Winston-Salem. We are identifiably connected with the Reform Jewish movement of North America (http://www.urj.org/) but as the sole synagogue in Winston-Salem, we stretch to fill a myriad of faith and community needs. Our services are filled with music, teaching, and invited participation.
All ages are always welcome and we look forward to worshiping together.

Temple Emanuel
201 Oakwood Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 722-6640