"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 JUNE CALENDAR SPONSORS!
Beth Israel Sisterhood
What's New at Temple Emanuel
2013 KAYITZ DAY CAMP JULY 18TH - JULY 19TH
All children are invited to join us for Kayitz as we explore the Torah's "Greatest Hits" through songs, games and activities and during our morning devotional time. Following lunch each day, we'll have outings such as swimming, mini-golf, bowling and more!! There is no charge for this camp for member families of Temple Emanuel. For non-members, children 3-4 (mornings only) the fee is $60 and for children 5-11 (all day) the fee is $80. The registration forms will be in the June Bulletin or are available in the Temple office.
FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 16th 11:30 a.m. Rain or shine here at Temple Emanuel! Join us for a family picnic style lunch of fried or barbecued chicken, salads, ice cream sundaes and games the whole family can play and enjoy. Adults $10, children 13 and under are free -or- $25 per family. RSVP to the Temple Office (342-3378 or e-mail email@example.com) no later than Monday, June 10th
Tuesdays at the Temple will return in October. Have a great summer!
Important Message The Union for Reform Judaism is collecting funds for Disaster Relief for those affected by the Oklahoma tornado. You can fulfill the mitzvah of helping the needy by going to the URJ website and donating or sending a check to the Temple memo "disaster relief". We will send in all collected funds by June 15.
Starting in May we started a six week program for adult caregivers of the elderly or disabled. This wonderful program, sponsored by Lutheran Family Services, but revised for Jews, will be held each Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30pm. There is no charge but a commitment of participation is needed. Please let the Temple office know that you would like to be a part of this important group!
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 June is Mazon. 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 2012-2013. Take a look.
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