"It is a tree of life to those who hold it fast, and all who cling to it find happiness. Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace."
Temple Emanuel Welcomes You!
Welcome to Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, Virginia. We are the only Reform Congregation in the greater Roanoke and New River Valley region. We take an innovative approach to Jewish tradition, while remaining true to the values and ethics of our heritage. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, we strive to embody the ideals of “Doing right, loving goodness, and walking humbly with our God.”
Our Temple represents a wonderful blend of people from many countries and walks of life. As a relatively small congregation, we serve each other as a warm and welcoming family — always ready to support each other, and always ready to include new members in our mix. Our doors are open to all who wish to learn about Judaism, explore their Jewish heritage, or deepen their Jewish commitment.
Temple Emanuel is an active, dynamic, and spiritually fulfilling community. Enter our website and you will see the amazing energy of our congregation!
– Rabbi Kathy Cohen
THANK YOU TO OUR SEPTEMBER CALENDAR SPONSORS!
Roanoke Jewish Federation
The Strength of a people
The Power of community
What's New at Temple Emanuel
The Brotherhood/Sisterhood Fall Kickoff Brunch is this Sunday at 9:30AM. Come for great discussion and friendship! The excellent food is prepared by the Brotherhood and a donation of $5 is requested.
Tuesdays at the temple returns this Tuesday night, September 9th, at 7:00PM. This week and next week we will be studying the Kol Nidre service, looking at the new Reform service and deciding if we should make some changes to our Kol Nidre service. Come and learn about this special service and increase the spirituality that you will experience on Yom Kippur!
Don't miss a unique opportunity to learn from a Torah Scribe on Wednesday, September 10th! Participate in the Holy Rollers program and learn all about the Torah including how to care for our sacred scrolls! Call the temple to sign up-342-3378 or email Johnny at email@example.com.
Save the Date!!! On Saturday, September 20th at 5:30PM we will begin to observe the High Holy Days with a Deli Dinner followed by Slichot services. If you have never been to S'lichot services, make sure to join us. It is a beautiful way to enter the High Holy Day period. Please RSVP to johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to sign up for your High Holyday reading parts and usher duties. This is a special mitzvah to perform on the High Holydays. Call Ed Cornbleet at 483-8607 or 243-4024 or email him email@example.com to sign up.
SCOTTY members! You can now view the calendar online. Just click on this link SCOTTY Page.
We now have a large box at the entrance to the building for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please try to get in the habit of bringing a can of food (preferably soup) or a jar of peanut butter each time you come to the Temple. We would like to be a part of making sure that all people in the greater area have food to eat.
Our Tzedakah project for August is for Stop the Sirens. Click here for more info.
SUPPORT MARCH OF THE LIVING FOR OUR YOUTH Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, and B'nai Mitzvah cards available for $3 suggested donation. See table in Lobby.
PICTURES!!!If anybody has any pictures that they would like to share with our congregation, you can send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to freshen up this site with new pictures and add some to the "flicker" account that this website is linked to.
TREE OF LIFE Our Tree Of Life, donated by the estate of Esther Natt, is now starting to sprout some engraved leaves in honor and memory of our loved ones. If you'd like to purchase a leaf as a tribute to someone, please call the Temple office with wording, etc. The cost of each leaf is $180.
Don't forget to use your Kroger reloadable gift card! It's been a great fundraiser for us. Each time you reload your card at the register or service desk, TE gets 5%! Just stop by the Temple office or call 342-3378 to get one!
RAM is now looking for an additional 2 or 3 volunteers to help serve lunch on the 3rd Sunday of each month between 11:45 to 2:00. If you are interested in participating in this very important and rewarding mitzvah, please contact Ed Cornbleet at email@example.com.
How would you like to order some delicious Kosher food? Just go to Kosher.com and use the code NKOSHERTER after you create your login. This is a GREAT fundraiser for Temple Emanual! Kosher.com offers a full online Kosher supermarket. Shipped by Fed Ex and guaranteed fresh! Get 15% off your first order with promo code TER1ST
Looking for some great books to read? Our Sisterhood Book Club has a sensational reading list for 2013-2014. Take a look.
Looking for the latest news about Israel and Jews around the world? Check out our Resources Page. New to the area or to this site? Got questions about Reform Judaism or Temple membership? We have answers!
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