Torah Scroll

One of the Torah scrolls at Temple Emanuel. The cover depicts the Garden of Eden. Near the top on the right is a metal pointer that the reader uses to follow the lines without touching the page.

Interesting Greensboro facts: In 1949, Greensboro voters elected Benjamin Cone as mayor; I'm guessing that he was one of the few Southern Jewish mayors in the 1940s.

In the 1950s, an African American instructor at NC A&T asked if there would be any problem if he attended services at Temple Emanuel, in what was still a racially segregated city. The rabbi's response? "Come on."

Read more about Temple Emanuel here.

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