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Join a vibrant Jewish community close to home.

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A Reform Jewish community in Charlotte’s western suburbs

You may not be able to live in a traditional Jewish neighborhood like your grandparents did, but you can belong to a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community right near home.

About Temple Emanuel. Our historic 1929 downtown Gastonia building is close by to Belmont, Cramerton and McAdenville, as well as Bessemer City, Dallas, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton and Lake Wylie, SC. One of the South’s oldest synagogues outside a big city… Read more.

Our Religious School.  Children truly love our K-12 religious school, and educating Jewish children is a labor of love from our Harvard educated religious school director, Morah Rochelle Wilensky… Read more.

Learn moreWe welcome you to come for Shabbat and High Holidays, and of course we’re delighted if you’d like to join our congregation, or even make a donation. Just reach out to a Temple member by calling or emailing from our contact page.

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June/July 2024 newsletter highlights

Temple News


– Friday night services:  July 12, 19, 26

– Religious school teen, Daniel Shames,  completes Bronfman fellowship.

– Casino Night: Aug 10;  Jewish Movie Club: Sept 15; Toddler Time: TBA.

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Emmanuel Temple Gastonia
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320 S. South Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 865-1541