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.
Temple Emanuel is led by Senior Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh. Along with our lay leaders, Rabbi Hersh has made Temple Emanuel home for an active, small, and diverse congregation. LEARN MORE >
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. LEARN MORE >
Since our beginning, we’ve remained dedicated to serving our interfaith families – and to doing so on their terms.