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TEMPLE EMANUEL
CELEBRATING OVER 150 YEARS

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

Yom Chamishi, 24 Nisan 5774
  • 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!

Mark your Calendars Today for these Events and contact the Temple Office with your willingness to help or your reservation!

"Trivia Night" at the Temple, Saturday, April 12, 2014 -  You don't have to be Jewish and you don't have to know all the answers!  Just bring 7 of your best friends or family members and join the fun, food and prizes!  A table of 8 gets you a reservation.  Click HERE for more information on this super fun activity.    For reservations you can contact the Temple Office.  Open to the Public.

SPRING OF 2014 - WATCH FOR MORE NEWS ON THESE EXCITING EVENTS:

* Passover Congregational Seder - Monday, April 14  and Passover Seder for our Non-Jewish Friends - Thursday, April 24
* Sisterhood Women's Seder - Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm following Yizkor services at 5:45 pm
* Sisterhood Rummage Sale - June, 2014 open to the public

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
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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!


 

Upcoming Events

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Apr.25.2014 6:00pm - 7:00pmDaven & Dine Shabbat Services

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Apr.26.2014 9:30am - 11:30amTorah Study with Rabbi Karp

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Apr.27.2014 9:00am - 10:00amHebrew School

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Apr.27.2014 10:00am - 12:00pmReligious School

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Apr.27.2014 12:15pm - 1:15pmConfirmation

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Apr.28.2014 6:00pm - 8:00pmSisterhood Book Club

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Apr.29.2014 7:00pm - 9:00pmAdult Education - Adult B'Nai Mitzvah Class

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Apr.30.2014 4:30pm - 5:30pmHebrew School

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