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Sisterhood

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 Sisterhood President Malinda Coleman at colemanmalinda@gmail.com.

Brotherhood

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. 

 

The annual membership fee is $45.00 and the first year is free for new members. We encourage your participation and look forward to your involvement in our upcoming events.  

To learn about ways in which you can help, please contact the the President Gregg Weiner at gdub0611@gmail.com.

The Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee addresses issues that have a social, political, environmental or religious impact on us as Jews and citizens of the community. In keeping with URJ resolutions and guidelines, the committee works to provide opportunities for Temple members of all ages and abilities to work toward making a positive difference locally and fulfill our sacred mission of Tikkun Olam, repairing and healing the world. It is among the Temple's most active and diverse groups and is always accepting new members.

 

Ongoing programs include the Feast of Caring (Greensboro Urban Ministry Fundraiser), the Chanukah dinner at Pathways, One-for-the-Road food bags (bagged food and toiletries for the homeless available in the Temple office), adopt-a-school program at Hunter and Rankin Elementary Schools through Reading Connections, serving monthly meals at Hot Dish & Hope, and the Mitzvah Garden. Social Action maintains a Greensboro Urban Ministry food donation site as well as a Mitzvah Crib to collect donations for infants, toddlers and young children served by Pathways and Mary’s House. Numerous short-term volunteer opportunities are offered each month including computer and electronics collection for Handy Capable, food sorting at Urban Ministry, and our monthly Spotlight Agency requests, such as food collection for our immigrant neighbors through Faith Action International House. These efforts are made possible by your donations to Temple's Social Action Fund.

 

Our Teva (environmental sustainability) activities include a comprehensive recycling policy for the congregation, where we utilize reusable dishes at Temple events, compost kitchen scraps for the Mitzvah Garden, educate the congregation on living more environmentally sustainable lives and, a Styrofoam Recycling Project. We have been honored as a Green Congregation by Environmental Stewardship Greensboro. We are very proud to be recognized in various publications as one of the only religious organizations in North Carolina who have installed solar panels, making Temple Emanuel an even greener, more energy efficient congregation. Our continued goals are to help other congregations with renewable energy projects, and to involve our congregation in the best environmental practices.

 

In accordance with the Torah’s commandment to leave the “corners of our fields” to feed the hungry, Temple Emanuel has designated a corner of our property for our Mitzvah Garden.  Each spring, summer and fall we grow vegetables that are donated to the needy in our community.  Our produce includes lettuce, peas, squash, cucumbers, peppers, beans, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and melons. Our efforts are aided by compost from Temple kitchen scraps, which adds rich nutrients to our soil. To join our dedicated group of garden volunteers, please contact Malinda Coleman at colemanmalinda@gmail.com.

 

Your help is needed to make our Temple's Social Action Program a success! To become involved or for more information on the committee or any of our projects, please contact the Social Action Chair, Terri Flam-Goldberg at tjflam@aol.com.

Friendship Circle for Senior Adults

Since 1972, Temple Emanuel has provided special programming through the Friendship Circle for its senior members and others in the community who are at least fifty-five years young. 

Today, there is a menu of choices for seniors. On the first and third Thursdays of each month, participants can join their friends, old and new, for a variety of activities.  Beginning at 11:00 AM, there are Early Bird Specials  from which to choose: 1) One-on-one visit with the congregational nurse, Gilda Friedman, 2) Sing-a-Long  with Barry Strulson, 3) Chairercise, 4) Special  Friends Time with the children enrolled at the Early Childhood Enrichment Center and 5) starting this Fall, walkercise with water (inside or out). At 11:30 AM, check-in begins with appetizers and fresh fruit to enjoy.  At Noon, programming begins with a D’var Torah by Rabbi Guttman or Rabbi Koren as they help seniors preserve Jewish culture, traditions, values, beliefs and their relationship to current events.  At 12:15 PM, lunch is served with a salad bar, home-cooked entrees and sides. Assorted desserts are available to satisfy a sweet tooth.   

Following lunch, members enjoy an entertaining or informative program. An Extended Day Program of games is available for those who wish to stay until 3:00 PM. On the second, fourth and fifth Thursday of each month, there is a “Seniors-on-the-Go” program. Seniors can join each other at a different restaurant each time to enjoy a dutch-treat meal and the company of others.

For more info on joining the Friendship Circle email Brenda at bhenley@tegreensboro.org 

Young Adults

Are you in your 20's or 30's and looking for ways to get involved at Temple? Look out for monthly young adult programs focused on community, social action, spirituality, education, Israel, and so much more!

For more info or to get involved, email Hannah at hrosen@tegreensboro.org

Also, for other young adult programs in the area, check out J Triad.

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