TEMPLE EMANU-EL, THE JEWEL OF THE COMMUNITY, HAS BEEN ELEGANTLY RESTORED, REMINISCENT OF A TIME IN WHICH NOTABLE LEADERS SUCH AS GOLDA MEIR AND DAVID BEN GURION VISITED THIS EMBLEMATIC SYNAGOGUE. TODAY, TEMPLE EMANU-EL AND EMANUEL LUXURY VENUE LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE THANKS TO THIS MASSIVE RENOVATION.
By Annabella Goshen
South Florida’s Temple Emanu-El and Emanuel Luxury Venue have become the jewel of the city once again thanks to a stunning restoration. For over seven decades, the oldest congregation in the United States has been the spiritual home for numerous South Florida families. With its Byzantine and Moorish design, the temple is considered a historic building in the heart of Miami Beach, filled with a caring, vibrant Jewish community.
Miami Beach prides itself with such a magnificent synagogue. Brilliant and famous individuals such as the Dalai Lama, Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, Golda Meir, and Desmond Tutu have witnessed what is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world, which still acts as a vital spiritual center in the heart of South Florida.
The renowned Emanuel Luxury Venue was designed by Dada Damico Design Associates. Kenneth Treister was the architect and designer in charge of bringing back this historic synagogue and venue to its original splendor, while maintaining all of its extraordinary details. Thanks to this beautiful restoration, Temple Emanu-El and Emanuel Luxury Venue have opened its doors once again for grand affairs.
With a prime location, Temple Emanu-El is located across from the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts and the Miami Beach Convention Center among nearby tourist attractions. The neighboring New World Symphony and the Fillmore Theater – home of the Jackie Gleason Theater are adjacent and across the street. Temple Emanu-El and Emanuel Luxury Venue continue to be an important tourist attraction and one of the centerpieces of this community due to its architectural beauty and its notable spiritual, cultural and civic enrichment with events and projects.
The Friedland Ballroom – Emanuel Luxury Venue
The timeless ballroom has been elevated to new standards, bringing back their image of sophistication and culture to create unique spiritual and celebratory experience. When clients come through these doors, they will equally experience a rewarding culinary service. During the renovations, Emanuel Luxury Venue strategically designed and created a culinary commissary and catering service.
As for its culinary offering, South Florida’s multiculturality and diversity is well represented with the venue’s modern and varied Kosher culinary service. Emanuel Luxury Venue has brought in award-winning chefs from Israel. The Chef’s talents will equally be showcased in excellent tastes, quality and presentation. A wide-range of delectable tastes and designs are offered through their chic kosher cuisine for either a sit down dinner or interactive international stations.
Israeli culinary has risen into creativity and innovative displays with their hallmark expertise, where chefs bring their credentials, confidence and global connections for South Florida’s unique clientele. Emanuel Luxury Venue will cater and represent an exceptional venue with modern and imaginative culinary service.
Elegant weddings, bar mitzvahs, galas, fundraisers, seminars, luncheons and corporate events have been hosted in this grand ballroom, which has undergone a superior upgrade deserving of its history, to once again host our community’s most regal events. The venue is a grand and open palette of space for any design, theme or type of event, allowing patrons to bring their vision into the room, whether it is to celebrate a couple, a child or a corporation blessed with prosperity. With iridescent lighting and state-of-the-art fixtures, this now modern venue has been fully revitalized, offering not only the grand ballroom, but also a pleasant cocktail room.
Temple Emanu-El, being the historic building that it is, embellished with cultural and spiritual traditions, embraced its restoration, and it regained its original splendor while integrating itself with modern times. Just as a jewel requires polishing, such a cultural and historic congregation had to shine as it deserves. Looking towards the future, Temple Emanu-El and Emanuel Luxury Venue continue to symbolize the Jewish heart of South Florida.