Welcome to Temple Emanuel

When Temple Emanuel was formed in 1957, it was the first new Reform congregation in St. Louis in 70 years. As a progressive, Reform Jewish Congregation, we are committed to:

– meeting the needs of our congregational family.
– providing a welcoming, open sanctuary of worship, encouraging individualism and diversity.
– cultivating a love of God and an understanding of our Reform Jewish heritage.
– inspiring a commitment to learning, compassion, and volunteerism.

Our Philosophy

Today, we dedicate ourselves to keeping Judaism meaningful and relevant in modern times, individually interpreting it to serve each member’s spiritual needs in the modern world.

We strive to maintain a small and intimate congregation so that each member can have a personal relationship with our Rabbis and be an active participant in the life of the congregation.

Our Religious School


Learn about our religious school, which provides a spiritual home where families can explore Judaism together and our children can discover, develop, and feel proud of their strong Jewish identity.

Religious School 2015-16 Calendar

Our Clergy


Meet the Rabbis and educators who guide the congregation through worship, learning, and other programs.

Our Location

TE Map

Find information about our building and location, including detailed directions.