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The Temple Emanuel Sisterhood offers opportunities for all women to build relationships and become more involved in Temple life and the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) through  education, service and support to each other, the Temple and its committees and  projects.

Our membership levels provide an  opportunity to  support our Sisterhood and the Temple at a higher level, if chosen.  Our Sarah Level is $45.00, and the first year is free for new members.  Along with this membership is a 5% discount in the Sisterhood Gift Shop.

Through our open, informal meetings, informative and enjoyable programs, lunches, brunches and Ladies’ Nights Out, book and poetry clubs, our financial support of the  Temple, Shabbat Mishpachas, Shabbat Kiddushes, Lifecycle Events and our gift shop, our Sisterhood is a welcoming environment for all Temple women to ensure that Temple Emanuel continues to be a vibrant Jewish community.

Without You, We are One Member Short! 

To find out more about the Sisterhood committee, feel free to contact the

call the Temple office at (336) 292-7899.

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Sisterhood Gift Shop

DID YOU KNOW?  The Sisterhood Gift Shop is an ongoing fundraiser that supports the Temple Emanuel community!  By shipping with us, your donation helps Sisterhood contribute to Temple Emanuel programs and events.

With new inventory ordered in direct response to our survey about what items congregants most want, the Gift Shop features, Judaica, and gift items at competitive prices.  Register for B'nai Mitzvot and wedding gifts or browse our selection of offerings for any occasion.  Not sure what you're looking for?  Give us a general idea and price range, and we will email you some choices.  All you have to do is select what you want; we'll run your credit card, order the item, gift wrap it and have it ready for you when you come to the Temple.  

Interested in getting a taste of retail?  Come in and say hello, and ask about volunteering!

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A part of life at Temple Emanuel for more than 75 years, the Brotherhood strives to support our congregation and encourages attendance at Temple events in the spirit of camaraderie among its male members. Brotherhood strives to promote interest in social and educational affairs, including community service and Brotherhood is proud to present a Kiddush Cup to each Bar Mitzvah student. Brotherhood continually seeks input from its membership and the congregation in order to provide service to our Temple community. 

There is something of interest for everyone:

  • Purim Carnival

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry monthly dinners for the homeless

  • Biannual Community Stream Clean-up

  • Building of the Temple Sukkah

  • Setting up the Temple Menorah

  • Sports Breakfast with guest speaker 

  • Mitzvah Day Breakfast

  • Golf Tournament 

  • Monthly Brotherhood Meetings

  • and much more!

We encourage your participation and look forward to your involvement in our upcoming events.  Brotherhood membership is complimentary for the first year of Temple membership.  Meetings are typically held on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00 AM.  ​

To learn more about getting involved and serving our community, contact the President Todd Lewis at

Archives Committee

Temple Emanuel and its members have played a significant role in the history of Jews in this vibrant southern town.  The Temple has wonderful memorabilia which documents these actions.  Efforts to organize and preserve these records, an enormous and important task, are an ongoing project.

You are welcome to share your stories, tapes, photos or other memorabilia.  Your assistance is welcome for interviewing senior members of the congregation and identifying people in photos.  

If you wish to a part of this ongoing project, please contact Brenda Henley at (336) 292-7899 or

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Chesed Committee

Renee Miller, Chair

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The Chesed (Caring) Committee was created to help facilitate a greater sense of community and belonging for all of the members and families within our congregation.  Our mission is to help make Temple Emanuel a spiritual home in which we all feel connected and needed.  Through our committee, the congregation is given the opportunity to become actively involved with each other and provide personal assistance in times of difficulty, thereby performing mitzvot.

Services provided by the Chesed Committee include supporting congregants in times of life crises, illness and bereavement.  Other activities include visiting homebound friends, the Chevra Kaddisha, delivering food to bereaved family members on the day of a funeral, as well as celebrating our simchas and times of joy.  We also have a program where congregants prepare food to be frozen and then given to those who are homebound or going through a difficult period.  The community is also pleased to have a Congregational Nurse, Marlene Baruch. 

In the coming year there are many ways for you to become involved.  We need your support and participation. 

Please contact Renee Miller at (336) 545-0008 or (336) 253-0088,

or Brenda Henley at (336)292-7899.

Early Childhood engagement committee

Erika Levitan - Browne, Chair

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This committee oversees all Early Childhood Programs and Temple Emanuel's Early Childhood Engagement Center.  

Click here to learn more about Early Childhood Programs!

Education Commitee

Barb Boyette, Chair

This committee serves as a sounding board for the Director of Education, helps set policies concerning the Religious School, facilitates parental involvement in the school, oversees the High School Program, and plans to fundraise for the Religious School.  The goal of the Education Committee is to strengthen connections to Jewish life.

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House and Grounds Committee

Kelly Marks, Chair


This committee supports and provides guidance to the Executive Director in the following areas: maintenance, repairs, and improvements to the buildings and grounds owned by Temple Emanuel Jefferson Road Campus, supervision of custodial staff, and oversight of facility usage.


Andrew Brod, Chair

This committee prepares annual the budget. reviews the annual audit and monitors Temple's assets, incomes and expenses.

Music Committee

Jerry Gedaly, Chair

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The Temple Emanuel Music Committee is supported in part by contributions to the Pearl Music Fund, an endowment set up by Charles and Kate Pearl.  In keeping with our mission, the Music Committee strives to encourage congregational participation through support of the adult and youth choirs, instrumental groups, soloists, and community concerts.  We aim to its eclectic forms, including popular, traditional, Klezmer, Israeli, Eastern European, Sephardic, liturgical, and modern American music in worship, as well as concert presentations.

While continuing to support our outstanding professional choir, the committee works to develop the potential in our lay and children's choirs.  Anyone interested in encouraged to participate in the many programs and committee plans.  The committee appreciates the enthusiasm of the rabbis as the Temple continually expands and improves the music for the congregation and community.

Social action committee

Malinda Coleman, Interim Chair

The Social Action Committee (SAC) provides opportunities for congregants to fulfill our obligation for Tikkun Olam through local, statewide and national activities designed to better the lives of those struggling with contemporary issues such as homelessness, hunger, and social isolation.  As one illustration, SAC volunteers participate in Hot Dish & Hope, a program under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church, one or two days a month.  Currently, the committee’s main endeavors are immigration reform and criminal justice reform, which are two of the priorities for Reform Judaism as well.  Another longtime interest is the environment.  Advocating for solar panels in public buildings is an example of our commitment in this area.  In addition, SAC is responsible for certain cyclical events, including the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service and the Feast of Caring, as well as for time-limited projects (food drives, for instance).


An Executive Board coordinates the committee’s activities.  It meets the second Wednesday of every month but August to review reports from the standing committees, consider new project ideas submitted by congregants, and keep track of other initiatives that fall within its purview. 


Key Initiatives


The Criminal Justice Reform subcommittee helps formerly incarcerated individuals get a second chance to live meaningful lives through education, advocacy, and service.  The subcommittee has an ongoing affiliation with Benevolence Farm, a nonprofit serving formerly incarcerated women.  It also sponsors forums to educate our congregation and the broader community about pertinent issues and works both independently and with like-minded groups and individuals to further its goals. 


Immigration Reform subcommittee aims to welcome the strangers among us by speaking out and supporting our immigrant neighbors through a variety of initiatives, such as visiting detainees at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA, and hosting educational events for the congregation.  A continuing relationship has been developed with Daystar, a primarily Latino congregation.  The subcommittee also partnered with FaithAction International House to disperse funds directly to immigrants in our community.   


Mitzvah Garden: 

In the spring, summer, and fall, volunteers maintain a designated area on the Temple grounds for growing vegetables to donate to food pantries that serve the needy in our community.   


Voter Engagement:

With an eye on inclusivity in our electoral process, this ad hoc committee is partnering with Mount Zion Baptist Church to foster greater voter participation. 


For further information about the Social Action Committee or to get involved in one of its initiatives, contact interim chairperson Malinda Coleman, at  


For more information about joining a committee,

give us a call at (336)292-7899

or email us at

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