"To foster and promote the love, understanding, and practice of Reform Judaism"

Yom Chamishi, 6 Nisan 5775
  • Welcome Temple Emanuel
  • The Torah Scroll. Our most sacred artifact. The-Written-Law
  • When the Shofar blows, Jews everywhere heed the call. Shofar
  • Artistic beauty. Sanctuary
  • May peace be in our future for all generations and for all people. Sunrise at The Western Wall

Sanctuary Ark

For over 150 years, Temple Emanuel has served the Jews of the Quad Cities – the small towns and large cities of Iowa and Illinois bordering the Mississippi River – with distinction.

Our congregation is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).  We   welcome diversity, innovation and progressive thought.  This is demonstrated daily throughout our Temple life with our traditional and creative Shabbat Services, active Religious and Hebrew Schools, vibrant Sisterhood, various educational and programming activities and strong social actions and calls for social justice. We are a congregation who support a wide range of programs and activities for members of all ages.  Visitors are always welcome especially for Shabbat Services.  Please contact our Temple Office to arrange the best time for your visit.

We strive to build community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice and anyone who identifies with the Jewish faith.


Get Connected

Save the Date for these Special Events!

Monday, March 23, 2015 - Sisterhood Book Group  CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm  - Adult Education:  "Heritage Civilization and the Jews"  led by Rabbi Henry J. Karp

Friday, March 27, 2015  - Shabbat Services @ 7:00 pm.  
Bring some friends and enjoy Shabbat with all the beauty of a wonderful evening.  Service led by Rabbi Karp.     

Sundays - Free Yoga Classes continue for TEMPLE MEMBERS ONLY!  :)  11:00 - 12:00 noon on  4/26 - 5/3   Bring a Mat and breathe with Roberta!  YOGA CLASS CANCELLED ON MARCH 29.

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm - Mah Jongg   From Novice to Expert!  Call the Temple Office ahead of time if you can make it this week!

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 - 9:30 am - Torah Study with Rabbi Karp.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 -  Need a place to spend the 1st night of Passover?  Join us for our annual Congregational Seder.  Call the Temple Office for information on the service, seder and cost.  (Sisterhood's Seder is scheduled for Monday, April 13)

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 - 11:00 am Focus on Music presentation by Cantor Gail Karp - "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Songs" - Discover how famous composers such as George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Irving Berlin mischievously tapped into the spiritual and musical consciousness of our Jewish psyche.  

Open now at the Bettendorf Public Library, a free traveling exhibit:  "A Welcome Place:  Quad-City Jewish Heritage Exhibit"




Social Action - Repairing the World

Cafe on Vine Oct 2013Our Tikkun Olam Committee is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s social action activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. 

Whether it's the annual CROP Walk, serving dinners at the Cafe on Vine or introducing new programs like "Focus on Ethics," our culture is one of educating our members and helping others live better lives.  Be sure and check us out by clicking on   Tikkun Olam

Temple Sisterhood - A Place to Make Lifelong Friends

Jewelry Making.Lolkus   Do you wanna have fun,
   meet wonderful people and make a difference? 
   Come and join our Sisterhood. 
   We may be small, but we stand tall among the giants!

  Click  here  to find out the 
    "Top Ten Reasons to Get Involved with   Sisterhood."       
You'll be glad
you did!  


An Enriching Experience! Our Religious and Hebrew Schools

05.13 KAH.HollandWe have wonderful Rabbis, teachers and music waiting to immerse your children in the joys and love of Jewish history, rituals and acts of social justice and loving kindness. 

Come join us and set your children on a path of embracing their Jewish Heritage.  For more information on our Religious and Hebrew Schools click  here.

The Scribe Newsletter

NewsletterOur "Scribe" Newsletter is a great way to find out more about what's going on in our synagogue, upcoming events and this month's happenings.

Be sure to click on the most recent  SCRIBE  for the full scoop!


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