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

WFU Chabad, Winston-Salem. NC

  • wchabad.org
  • 121 Idlewilde Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
    (Less than 2 miles from campus, walkable)
  • Rabbi Levi or Shaina Gurevitz
  • 336-692-8405, rabbi@nullwchabad.org

Temple Emanuel (Reform), Winston-Salem

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

Beth David Synagogue (Conservative), Greensboro

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
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life
The Office of the Chaplain
Wake Forest University
Benson Center 321, PO Box 7204
Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Tal Feldman
Hillel President


Ethan Harrison
AEPi President

SSI – Students Supporting Israel

Eli Allison
SSI President

Israel Fellow

Orr Grosman

Jewish Studies

Dr. Mir Yarfitz
Director, Jewish Studies
B114, Tribble Hall


Office of the Chaplain

Peggy Beckman
Office Manager
8D, Reynolda Hall

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