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Calendar of Events for Temple Emanuel

To check our Calendar of Events, please log in at the upper right corner of this page. If you are just visiting for the first time, you can register for a username and password in the same location. After an interview and confirmation of identification you will receive confirmation of your new account, at which time you can view all members only materials.

Temple Emanuel Welcomes You!

"Welcome to Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, Virginia. We are the only Reform Congregation in the greater Roanoke and New River Valley region. We take an innovative approach to Jewish tradition, while remaining true to the values and ethics of our heritage. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, we strive to embody the ideals of “Doing right, loving goodness, and walking humbly with our God.”

Our Temple represents a wonderful blend of people from many countries and walks of life.  As a relatively small congregation, we serve each other as a warm and welcoming family — always ready to support each other, and always ready to include new members in our mix. Our doors are open to all who wish to learn about Judaism, explore their Jewish heritage, or deepen their Jewish commitment.

Temple Emanuel is an active, dynamic, and spiritually fulfilling community. Explore our website and you will see the amazing energy of our congregation!"

– Rabbi Kathy Cohen

Health Precautions


Dear Congregants,

You are always welcome at Temple Emanuel and we hope to see you often.

To protect your health and well-being (as well as that of our Temple community), please stay at home if you feel ill. You can stream our services on Temple Emanuel’s Facebook site.

We continue to support recommendations to reduce the impact of communicable diseases (flu, colds, coughs, Covid, viruses, RSV etc.): observe good hygiene practices, update vaccinations and boosters, stay at home if you feel ill.

Please feel free to wear a mask at Temple if you wish to do so. Masks are available at the entrance of the Temple and at the doors of the sanctuary.

We wish you good health and look forward to seeing you at Temple.

Temple Emanuel Bulletins

The June 2024 Bulletin is available! Bulletins can be found here

Welcome to Temple Emanuel!




Temple Emanuel is conveniently located near the intersection of Persinger Road, SW and Brambleton Ave, SW, near Virginia Western Community College. Our office is open Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. (540) 342-3378 Shabbat services are held each Friday evening at 7:30 pm and on Saturday mornings at 9:30 am. We will be live on Facebook on Temple Emanuel's page..

Learn More At Temple Emanuel Roanoke


Worship at Temple Emanuel is nearly always filled with music. Children are always welcome at services and Rabbi Kathy Cohen encourages them to participate.

Shabbat services are held each Friday evening, and Saturday morning . Please contact us for service times

Learn More At Temple Emanuel Roanoke


Whether you're new to Judaism, or you're hoping to deepen your Jewish commitment ... whether you're considering a move to the Roanoke Valley, or you're a Roanoke or New River Valley area resident exploring the benefits of Temple affiliation ... we've got resources to answer your questions!

Learn More At Temple Emanuel Roanoke

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