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Jewish history from March 14, 1999, Raleigh News & Observer. Temple Emanu-El was organized in 1912 and used by Enfield and Emporia. 8th and Sycamore Street, Weldon, NC was temple site now closed. After voting last winter to shut down, the temple began getting requests for its artifacts. A new congregation in Virginia Beach got one of its Torah scrolls and memorial plaques.

Temple Emanu-El, has a Jewish cemetery in Roanoke Rapids (the adjacent town), which is a designated and sanctified Jewish section of the local secular cemetery with a physical boundary. The site possibly was established in the 1960's. Contacts: Mr. Robert Leverman, 435 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 and Mr. Ellis Farber, 608 Elm St., Box 66, Weldon, NC 27890

UPDATE: "In the autumn of 2004, Temple Emanu-El in Weldon, NC, closed its doors, entrusting its precious Torah scrolls and other Judaica to the JHFNC for conservation. The Weldon Torah now has a new home at Havurat Olam, Cabarrus County's first Jewish congregation, where it is on permanent loan from the JHFNC." The Kehillah, a new congregation in Chapel Hill, got the furniture, books, candelabras and lectern from the defunct temple.

Cemetery name may be Crestview. [September 2005]


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