Temple Emanuel - Roanoke, VA
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April 18, 2014   18 Nisan 5774

"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 

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What's New at Temple Emanuel  


Our Adult education class will meet this Sunday beginning a month long topic of "Essential Jewish Questions". Join us in the library at 9:30am as we ponder the existence of God, the meaning of life, our place in the universe, the presence of evil and other important theological issues.

The 2014-2015 Calendar Committee would like to remind you to participate in the Photography Contest. Also if you have not included your special days in previous calendars, please consider doing so this year by returning your completed forms and checks to the Temple office.

Mitzvah Day is Coming!!! We need everyone to sign up and volunteer for two hours on May 4th from noon-2:30. We will be going out in the community and helping at Angels of Assisi, Rescue Mission, Children's trust, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Temple Library and visiting seniors. Please call the Temple 342-3378 to sign up. We really need you!

Don't forget to RSVP for our wonderful congregational First Night Seder. The Brotherhood will be cooking and the Sisterhood will help with the seder plates. The cost is only $14 per adult and children under 13 free. Each family is requested to bring a Passover dessert to share. Please call the Temple office at 342-3378 to RSVP.
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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 April is for the Jewish National Fund.  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 dave.oliver66@yahoo.com.  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 ecornbleet@ferrum.edu

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.

Wondering what to wear to services? The Worship Committee and Temple Board have approved new clothing recommendations.


Find out what's happening at Temple on our 30-day calendar!
Help prepare a nutritious lunch for those in need.
Volunteer for RAM House!


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Click this link to see the Brotherhood building the Sukkot!

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April 2014
04/18 -  Shabbat Service (7:30 PM)
04/20 -  No JCRS today (9:15 AM)
04/20 -  No Hebrew School (11:45 AM)
04/25 -  Shabbat Service (7:30 PM)
04/27 -  No JCRS today (9:15 AM)
04/27 -  Hebrew School (11:45 AM)
May 2014
05/02 -  Shabbat Service (7:30 PM)
05/04 -  JCRS (9:15 AM)
05/04 -  Hebrew School (11:45 AM)
05/09 -  Shabbat Service (7:30 PM)
05/10 -  JYG event! (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
VA creeper trail, Damascus....Bike Ride!
05/11 -  JCRS (9:15 AM)
05/11 -  No Hebrew School (11:45 AM)
05/16 -  Shabbat Service (7:30 PM)
05/18 -  JCRS (9:15 AM)
05/18 -  Last day of Hebrew School (11:45 AM)
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