Judaism in the Quad Cities

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.


High Holy Days Schedule 2018/5779

Sat, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – Nearly S’lichot

Sun, Sept 2 @ 12:00 pm – Kevor Avot – Mt. Nebo Cemetery (10 am-Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island; 11 am-TCJC Cemetery, Fairmount)

Sun, Sept 9 @ 7:15 pm – Rosh Hashanah Eve, Kiddish; 7:30 pm Service Begins

Mon, Sept 10 @ 9:00 am – Rosh Hashanah Youth Service; 10:15 am Morning Services for adults and families; 12:30 pm Board of Trustees Luncheon; 1:15 pm Tashlich Service by the Mississippi River

Tue, Sept 18 @ 7:30 pm – Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

Wed, Sept 19 @ 9:00 am – Yom Kippur Youth Service; 10:15 am Morning Services for adults and families; 2:00 pm Walk by the River; 3:00 pm Afternoon Services, Yizkor (Memorial Service), Neilah (Concluding Service); 6:30 pm Break the Fast

Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 28

    Sukkot Shabbat and New Member Dinner

    Sukkot Shabbat Services are held in
    Sep 28 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  2. Sun 30

    Cafe on Vine Dinner

    The Cafe on Vine Dinner will
    Sep 30 @ 2:30pm - 6:00pm
  3. Mon 01

    Women’s Interfaith Dialogues

    Oct 01 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  4. Thu 11

    ARTrageous Art Auction

    Join us at the Davenport Country
    Oct 11 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Get Connected

  • 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.

    Please note these Special Events

    Image result for free clip art of jewish star  Sisterhood Gift Shop – Sale Going On Now!  This is the place.  Click here for more information!

    Image result for free clip art of jewish star Sept Joint Religious School, Sept 16 and Sept 23 10:00 am; Hebrew School on Wednesdays, Sept 12 and Sept 26 @ 4:30 pm

    Image result for free clip art of jewish star  Mah Jongg, Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm Sept 5, 12, 26

    Image result for free clip art of jewish star Thursday, Aug 30  – 10:30 am River Bend Mobile Food Pantry.  All residents of the immediate neighborhood are welcome to drive through the Temple parking lot to pick up a box of food.  Join members of the Tikkun Olam Committee and the Progressive Baptist Church.

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    SHABBAT SERVICES BEGIN at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted
    * Aug 31  –  Shabbat Service
    * Sept   7  – Shabbat Service
    * Sept 14  – Shabbat Shuvah Service 
    * Sept 21 –  Shabbat Service 
    * Sept 28 –  Sukkot and New Member Shabbat Service and Dinner

    Saturday mornings  @ 9:30 am with Rabbi Linda Bertenthal
    Check with the Temple Office for Torah Study dates in the month of September.

  • 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.

  • 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!  

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Please contact the Temple Office for more information about the latest edition.  563.326.4419   or   office@qctemple.org