Temple Emanuel St. Louis is a community of people searching for God’s presence through sacred action within the framework of progressive Reform Judaism. It is a broad and open congregation, welcoming all kinds and styles of families and individuals. The members of TE are committed to lifelong Jewish learning; warm, meaningful, and participatory worship; and an intimate scale that allows them to know one another personally. For more information, call (314) 432-5877.

Meet Temple Emanuel Senior Rabbi, Elizabeth Hersh

Rabbi Hersh comes to TE with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as Chaplain for St. Louis Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Rabbi Hersh has literally spanned the world in her rabbinate, serving as Rabbi, Director of Hebrew and Religious School, and Director of Education at Temples in Sydney and Perth, Australia. Prior to her service in Australia, Rabbi Hersh served as Rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis for 10 years.

Rabbi Hersh was ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and she holds a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters. She is married to Robert Kleinlehrer, and they are the proud parents of a son.