Local Jewish Communities

The local Jewish communities in Winston- Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina show their southern hospitality to our WFU community everyday.  They invite us to all their services and community events.

In addition to all holiday services and celebrations on campus, some students choose the “off-campus” alternatives.   Students are invited to attend all local synagogue services for free – our partners only ask that we tell them we are coming due to security and logistic reasons.

Local Synagogues and Temples

Temple Emanuel (Reform), Winston-Salem

201 Oakwood Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(2.2 miles = 6 minutes from campus)

Beth David Synagogue (Conservative). Greensboro

804 Winview Drive, Greensboro NC 27410
(28 miles = 37 minutes from campus)

Chabad of Greensboro (Orthodox). Greensboro

5203 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410.
(27 miles = 34 minutes from campus).

Temple Emanuel (Reform), Greensboro)

1129 Jefferson Street, Greensboro, NC 27410
(yes it is the same name as the one in W-S) (30 miles = 34 minutes from campus)

Local UJA and Federations

Winston-Salem United Jewish Appeal (UJA)

c/o Mike Brenner, 2150 Country Club Road, Suite 222, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Greensboro Jewish Federation

5509-C West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410

JCC (There are no JCCs in the Triad area)

Contact Us

Jewish Life Office

Dr. Gail Bretan
Program Director, Jewish Life
The Office of the Chaplain
Wake Forest University
Benson Center 321, PO Box 7204
Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Molly Sugarman
Hillel President


Josh Sokoloff
AEPi President

SSI – Students Supporting Israel

Phillip Yurchenko
SSI President

Jewish Studies

Dr. Barry Trachtenberg
Director, Jewish Studies
B1, Tribble Hall

Office of the Chaplain

Peggy Beckman
Administrative Coordinator
8D, Reynolda Hall

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