Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service
Friday, January 15th at 6:30pm

Temple Emanuel’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service, held virtually this year, will feature guest speaker Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union of Reform Judaism’s new Director of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) programs.  Ms. Savage-Narva’s topic will be “Striving to Create Dr. King’s Beloved Community: Reform Judaism’s Quest for Racial Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”.

In her role as REDI Director, Ms. Savage-Narva is leading the URJ’s efforts to address racial justice and equity in all its forms, as well as other kinds of oppression – looking to what we can do in our own congregation, as well as in the wider world.

You can find a link to the PDF that we will be using for Shabbat services here. We encourage you to print it out, download it in advance, or pull it up on a 2nd device so we can screen share less during the service and enjoy one another’s company more.  Links to join the service can be found in the weekly community email.

We hope to see you at this important service!


COVID-19 Update

Temple Emanuel is committed to the health and safety of our community – within and outside of our Temple walls – and seeks help slow the spread of COVID-19. In the interest of public welfare, most in-person events have been suspended. We will announce changes to our operations online and through email.

Find out about online activities and how Temple Emanuel leadership can support you.

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center (ECC): Limited Enrollment Available 

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center has limited availability in its in-person, full day, Reggio-Inspired child care program for children ages 2 – 5. Hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

The program strictly adheres to CDC, MSDE and Montgomery County government Covid-19 guidelines. As an integral part of the larger Reform Jewish Temple Emanuel community that honors spiritual and intellectual growth, the program’s pedagogy reflects a commitment to social action, a deep respect for the diversity of our community and a deep appreciation of the natural environment. The Reggio-inspired program offers enriching experiences for children that foster creativity and collaborative learning while supporting children’s social-emotional development and growth.

For more information, contact Melissa Williamson, Director of Early Childhood at or (301) 942-2000.

We believe in maintaining a caring, inclusive community based on Jewish values and principles,
encouraging Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

We believe in promoting Jewish learning as a lifelong process for ourselves, our families, and
our children.

We believe in strengthening our Jewish faith, commitment, and observance.

We believe in fostering the love of Judaism and the preservation of Judaism and the Jewish people.

As a Reform Jewish Congregation, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, we believe in adherence to the concepts of God, Torah, and Israel.