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

Yom Sheini, 4 Av 5778


Planned Giving is a wonderful and loving way to ensure the legacy of Temple Emanuel and their future generations for another 150 years.  Many people have asked about the opportunity of gifting money or assets to the Temple either while still living or after their loved ones have passed away.  It can be as simple as a bequest or a more complex financial arrangement which can provide many options and possible tax deductions for the donor. 

Some of the ways to make a commitment are to:

  • leave a bequest of a specific amount or percentage of assets
  • gift from your retirement plan assets 
  • name the Temple as your life insurance beneficiary   
  • assign real property to be distributed to the Temple
  • send in mature bonds and stocks as part of your donation
  • gift an annuity


What should you do? 

  • Speak with your legal and financial advisors as to the best way to structure your wills and estate planning to include the Temple in your current and future plans.
  • Contact the Temple's Treasurer for further direction and information. treasurer@templeemanueldavenport.org
  • Complete the  Declaration of Intent Form  and return it to the Temple's Treasurer.



There are other great ways to help the Temple while you benefit too!


Buying Scrip Gift Cards is easy and fun.  Do you go out to eat, watch movies, download music, love to travel, buy clothes, books or toys?  Then this is the program for you.

Each vendor contracts with this program to provide a certain percentage payable to a charity - that's us!  Anywhere from 2% to 15% can benefit the Temple each and every time you place an order on our behalf.  You can spend as little as $10 on your order and there is no maximum.  Just download and fill out the attached form.  We have made it very easy for you by identifying local businesses who participate with this program.  Send your order form to the Temple along with your check for the exact amount of your gift cards.  You will be contacted when your order arrives at the Temple.

Don't know what to give the kids for their next birthday, anniversary, confirmation, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or just because.  Keep a few gift cards handy for when they come to visit!

Download the latest SCRIP FORM.    Fill out the form and send it or drop it off to the Temple Office with your check.  We will let you know when the Scrip Gift Cards arrive for pick up.



  • Pick up a card at any Schnucks Grocery Store.
  • Register your card  online or call (800) 931-6258 and select Temple Emanuel as your preferred charity.
  • Shop at Schnucks and have your card scanned when you check out.
  • For every dollar you spend, Schnucks will contribute up to 3% of your purchase amount to Temple Emanuel

Please consider remembering Temple Emanuel with a generous donation.  Your donation may be made in honor or memory of any person or special occasion or just because.  We always appreciate your donation to the Temple's General Fund which allows us to continue Temple operations and special programming.  However, at times, you may also wish to make meaningful donations to one of these other leading Temple or Sisterhood Funds.

Please feel free to contact the Temple Office  and let them know your donation is on the way and the purpose of your donation.

Temple Emanuel Donations -

  • Temple Emanuel General Fund
  • High Holy Days - HHD tickets are always a benefit of membership.  Non-members are invited to join us for the holidays by contacting the Temple Office.     Your donation for the holidays is greatly appreciated.
    • New Year's Greeting Booklet - minimum donation is $25.00
    • Yom Kippur Memorial Book of Remembrance - minimum donation is $25.00
  • Endowment Trust
  • Building Fund
  • Jay "Bud" Dockterman Education Fund
  • Louise Light Tikkun Olam Fund
  • Honorariums and Memorials - special birthday's, anniversary's, retirements, etc.


Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Donations -

  • Sisterhood Annual Giving Fund
  • Oneg Fund
  • Diane Meade Caring Fund
  • Templegrams in honor of birthdays, anniversary's, confirmations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and any other special occasions





There are other ways in which you may honor and memorialize relatives, friends and special events at Temple Emanuel.  These long-standing traditions are deeply meaningful and important to our legacy.  We hope you will share them with us so we may remember them from generation to generation.  L'Dor V Dor! 

Tree of Life

Our Tree of Life was designed with many leaves for future growth and large stones for a sturdy foundation.  Each may be engraved with loving words, names and dates of your choosing.  The donation for each leaf is $250.00 and for each stone is $2500.00. 

                                       Tree of Life

  Yahrzeit Plaques

A loving way to remember and honor your dear relatives of blessed memory.  With the purchase of a yahrzeit plaque, they will be forever memorialized and remembered each year on the anniversary of their death.  Their plaques are lit each anniversary Shabbat, during Yom Kippur Services and Yizkor Services.  Plaques may be purchased for $350.00 each. 

       Yahrzeit Board1                                            

         Please contact our  Temple Office for more information and ordering details.




Temple Emanuel would like to share additional resources with our members and others who are interested in pursuing information about Jewish life, rituals and progressive Jewish thought.  Just click on any of the titles below.

Temple Emanuel Office Email - Please contact our Temple Office if you have any questions or would like to be contacted by our Rabbi, Officer or the Membership Committee. 

Temple Emanuel Gift Shop - Our Judaica Shop is operated by members of our Sisterhood and provides many Jewish gifts for holidays and Simchas.

The Temple Scribe - our newsletter filled with information, news and upcoming events.

URJ - Union for Reform Judaism - formerly known as the UAHC, this organization provides support to Reform Jewish congregations in North America.

NFTY - North American Federation of Temple Youth

JFQC - Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities - provides programming, education and support to Jews and others in the Quad Cities who meet the organization's mission and vision statements.  

RAC - Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

CAMERA - Committee for Accuracy in Middle Eastern Reporting

Birthright - Trips to Israel for young Jewish adults ages 18 -26