About

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Temple Emanuel is a thriving oceanfront Jewish community located in Virginia Beach: intimate, accepting and open to all. Our community embraces the many ways in which we can express our Jewishness and our spirituality. Whether you are looking for spiritual sustenance, a supportive social network, powerful prayer experiences or classic cultural events, Temple Emanuel is a warm and accepting Jewish home.  We embrace people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and family situations as part of our diverse community.

Located just four blocks from the beach, we offer a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  Our Religious School is cutting edge and we offer innovative worship services, as well as other educational and cultural programming for all ages.

Our core values are those of unconditional welcome and compassion.  Strong ties of friendship embrace and bind together the newcomers and old-timers, young and old.  Our community is one in which Judaism is expressed passionately in all its varied social, spiritual and cultural forms.

Please take a moment to meet our outstanding team!

Temple Emanuel is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.