top of page

When Temple Emanuel was formed in 1956, 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 Leadership


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 >

Our Philosophy


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 >



By joining our congregation, your family becomes part of our family.  Personal interaction with other congregants and our Rabbi will provide a strong sense of home whether worshipping, socializing, or working together on a project. LEARN MORE >

Our History and Building


The seeds of Temple Emanuel were planted in 1953, when a group of parents — seeking to educate their children in a manner consistent with the historical, ethical, and religious elements of classical Reform Judaism... LEARN MORE >

Interfaith Families


Since our beginning, we’ve remained dedicated to serving our interfaith families – and to doing so on their terms.




Temple Emanuel is located on 7-acres in Creve Coeur close to two major highways in West St. Louis county.  LEARN MORE >

bottom of page