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

Yom Sheini, 4 Av 5778

About Us

Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa was established by members of our founding German immigrants (before they were formally organized as B’Nai Israel Congregation) in 1851.  This group formed an Association which maintained the cemetery and established the early guidelines of Jewish burial in this cemetery.  The cost was $5.00 yearly and members were required to join the Cemetery Association before membership in the actual congregation.

While many have difficulty discussing funeral and burial arrangements, the highest levels of respect and dignity are maintained while working through these challenging and confidential decisions. 

It is with esteemed honor that we take great pride and accept responsibility for maintaining this historical property throughout our past history and in the years to come.  Please feel comfortable contacting us to discuss plans for Jewish funeral and burial services or for information on purchasing a plot at Mt. Nebo, other cemetery guidelines or Planned Giving Bequests. 

You will be directed to the best people to assist you.




Temple Emanuel is a progressive, Reform Jewish Congregation located in Davenport, Iowa.  We are the oldest, continuously active Jewish congregation in the State of Iowa.  Originally established with the purchase of land and formation of our cemetery, Mt. Nebo in 1851, the congregation was formally organized on October 21, 1861.

So what makes us who we are?

As Reform Jews we affirm the central tenets of Judaism - God, Torah and Israel, while acknowledging the freedom of Jews to choose their practices and beliefs.  We are committed to the principles of inclusion, not exclusion.  We reach out to Jews-by-Choice, interfaith families, children of Jewish mothers or fathers, the absolute equality of women in all areas of Jewish life and full participation of any others from a diverse background who embrace Judaism.  Our commitment to Tikkun Olam, "repairing the world" extends well beyond our congregational borders as we seek to bring basic dignities, peace, freedom and justice to everyone in need. 


We look forward to hearing from you and inviting you to become part of us whether you have lived in our community for a long time, or are brand new to the Quad Cities.  We hope you will find us friendly, welcoming and warm! 



President                               Peter Gluck                          president@templeemanueldavenport.org

Vice-President                        David Weigle 

Treasurer                               Rick Weinstein  

Secretary                               Maxine Brand

Immediate Past President     Robin Kroloff



Our Board of Trustees is made up of 15 Temple members plus the Executive Committee along with the Sisterhood President.  The Rabbi and Cantor are ex-officio members of the Board.


The mission of Temple Emanuel is to foster and promote the love, understanding, and practice of Reform Judaism.


   *     to promote living a life of Torah in harmony with the principles of Reform Judaism

   *     to enhance and enrich the culture of our congregational community

   *     to promote Jewish learning as a life-long process

   *     to create an inspiring atmosphere for spirituality and worship of God

   *     to engage our membership in pursuit of Tikkun Olam for our fellow Jews and society at large

   *     to sustain our 150 year heritage and grow our legacy



Temple Emanuel

1115 Mississippi Avenue

Davenport, Iowa  52803