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

Yom Shishi, 9 Kislev 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.  For more Information on these events click on the Calendar tab, call    563.326.4419 or email office@qctemple.org.

It's time to think about Hanukkah!  Visit our Sisterhood Gift Shop!  Buy any 2 items and get 1 item free (of equal or lessor value).  Contact the Temple Office for the best time to visit the Gift Shop!
* Dec   2 - Tikkun Olam Shabbat, 6:30 pm
* Dec   9 - Family Shabbat at the Tri-City Jewish Center
     (No Friday Night Services at the Temple)
* Dec 10 - Saturday Morning Shabbat Services, 8:45 am Bagel Breakfast; 9:30 am Services Begin
* Dec 16 - Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
* Dec 23 - Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
* Dec 30 - Hanukkah Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm

* Jan   6 - Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm
* Jan 13 - Shabbat in the Round, 6:30 pm - Informal Services in the Social Hall
* Jan 20 - Daven & Dine, 6:00 pm - Brief Services, Dinner at Local Restaurant, RSVP
* Jan 27 - Shabbat Services, 6:30 pm

Torah Study with Rabbi Karp at 9:30 am
Saturday Mornings in December & January
   - 12/3 and 12/17; 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

* Dec   4 & 11 - Yoga for Temple Members, 10:00 am 
* Dec   7 & each Wednesday - Mah Jongg sponsored by the Sisterhood - 6:00 pm, All levels of expertise welcome.  Just come to smooze and have some fun!
* Dec 12 - Interim Search Committee Members Only, 6:30 pm
* Dec 13 - Temple Congregational Meeting, Rabbinic Search Committee, 6:30 pm

* Dec 18 - Joint Religious School Hanukkah Brunch & Crafts at the Temple, 9:00 am
* Dec 19 - Sisterhood Hanukkah Party, Biaggi's Restaurant, RSVP

* Jan   8 - Teacher In-Service for JRS, Temple  10 am - 12 noon
* Jan   8 & 22 - Yoga for Temple Members, 11:00 am (note the time change)
* Jan 12 - Temple Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
* Jan 16 - Sisterhood Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
* Jan 29 - Café on Vine Dinner


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!


Upcoming Events


12.09.2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


12.10.2016 8:15 am - 8:15 am


12.10.2016 8:45 am - 10:30 am


12.11.2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am


12.11.2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am


12.11.2016 10:15 am - 12:00 pm


12.12.2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


12.13.2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


12.14.2016 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


12.14.2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm