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

Yom Rishon, 21 Tishri 5777
  • Temple Emanuel Welcome
  • The-Written-Law The Torah Scroll. Our most sacred artifact.
  • Shofar When the Shofar blows, Jews everywhere heed the call.
  • Sanctuary Artistic beauty.
  • Sunrise at The Western Wall May peace be in our future for all generations and for all people.

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!

Welcome to Temple Emanuel - Upcoming Events - Please contact the Temple Office for Reservations and for more Information on these events click on the Calendar tab.    563.326.4419 or office@qctemple.org

* Oct 21 - Sukkot Service & New Member Dinner, 6:00 pm - RSVP
* Oct 28 - Reaction to Yom Kippur Services - Mishkan Hanefesh, 6:30 pm

Torah Study with Rabbi Karp at 9:30 am
Saturday Mornings in October - 22, 29
Saturday Mornings in November - 12

* Oct 5 & each Wednesday - Mah Jongg sponsored by the Sisterhood - 6:00 pm, All levels of expertise welcome.  Just come to smooze and have some fun!
* Oct 19 - Build and Decorate the Sukkah, 5:00 pm - Bring gourds, pumpkins and other hard skinned fruit and vegetables
* Oct 21 - Sukkot Services and New Member Dinner, 6:00 pm RSVP
* Oct 24 - Sisterhood Book Group, 6:00 pm - "Notorious RBG, the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsberg."
* Oct 30 - Café on Vine prep and serve dinner, RSVP if you can help in any way...volunteer your time by helping to prep the food, serve the dinner or make a donation of cash or menu items.  The Tikkun Olam Committee of Temple Emanuel takes great pride in organizing this long-standing tradition of feeding those in need in our community.  Won't you please help us feed the hungry today?  Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated!  No donation is too small!

* Nov 3 - Ritual Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm
* Nov 6 - "Garrick Ohlsson," world pianist.  Concert at Centennial Hall.  Dinner at Biaggi's following concert.  All Temple Members invited to attend.  For more information see flyer here!
* Nov 10 - Temple Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
* Nov 13, Dec 4 & 11 - Yoga for Temple Members, 10:00 am
* Nov 14 - Sisterhood Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
* Nov 14 - Diane Meade Annual Health Program with special guest speaker:  Beth Shelly, 7:00 pm
* Nov 20 - Annual Union Thanksgiving Service, 6:00 pm with our friends from Edwards Congregational UCC and Unitarian Universalist Church 

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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